Successful first Jerky

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by jaycoje, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. Made my first attempt at Jerky last night. I used London Broil and Hi Mountain cure. I cut the meat about 1/4 inch with the grain and let it cure for about 30 hours (was going for 24 hours but it wouldn't stop raining). Put it in the smoker at 6:00 pm at about 175 deg for about 4 hours till the meat was 165 deg. It turned out really good, never having home made Jerky before I have nothing to compare it to but over all very happy with it.
  2. meat hunter

    meat hunter SMF Premier Member

    Good job, looks great[​IMG]
  3. pignit

    pignit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Points for trying something new. A little trick I picked up on with the jerky is to hand it with a toothpick between the racks. You can put a lot more in the smoker if you need to and it seems to circulate around the jerky more evenly. Looks shweeeeet!
  4. Lets see a finished product!
  5. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice start there... I would also advise you to use the toothpick meathod... You can do so much more with it!
  6. pignit

    pignit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A picture is worth a thousand words. I put two pieces of jerky on each toothpick.

  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly OTBS Member

    Wow that rack is perfect for Jerky. Where did you get that?
    Jerky looks great too
  8. pignit

    pignit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Rack is a thing Sams Club sells to hold the warming trays over your heat source. Grand total of 3 bucks apiece and they are perfect size.
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly OTBS Member

    Thanks - that is the perfect size
  10. Looks Great... Nice job on first try...[​IMG]
  11. mballi3011

    mballi3011 OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Definetly a good first try [​IMG]for pulling it off and I hope they came out tasting good but I'm sure they did. Hey pignit thats a nice rack you came up with there. Well keep it up with the new things and thebest of luckon your next ventures.
  12. Hey Pignlt, I like that rack and tooth pick method. I will try that next time. I've been eating so much of this Jerky my teeth are killing me. Its not tough or anything, I just have girly teeth or something. I will try to post a pic of the finished Jerky but I'm at a state park in Destin FL with no internet, I'm doing all this from a Blackberry and its a pain in the ass. Thanks for the replies.

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