Sweet n Spicy Venison Jerky: Smoker Sunday

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by jvanhees, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. jvanhees

    jvanhees Newbie

    Hey Guys! Thawed out 2 roasts Friday night night, sliced them up once halfway thawed, put them in my favorite marinade til this morning and smoked.

    Recipe:
    1 cup of soy sauce
    1/2 cup of brown sugar
    1/4 cup of molasses
    1/4 cup of Worcestershire sauce
    2 tablespoons of garlic powder
    2 tablespoons of onion powder
    2 tablespoons of canning salt
    1 tablespoon of red pepper flakes
    1 tablespoon of black pepper
    2 teaspoons of Morton® Tender Quick®
    1 teaspoon of powdered cayenne pepper

    I use a little more brown sugar and cayenne.

    Smoked at 160 for 4 hours.

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    Turned out pretty good! Could have been in a bit longer I think. Tastes great and very tender.
     
  2. jvanhees

    jvanhees Newbie

    Left the meat out overnight, hoping it would dry out more.  It is really really tender and not hard at all. Maybe I didn't smoke long enough?  But 160 for 4 hours is long!  Not sure what happened.  Great taste but I prefer it more dried out.
     
  3. westby

    westby Smoking Fanatic

    More airflow and time?  By the looks of it, you have an awful lot of moisture to drive off and 4 hours probably isn't enough.
     
  4. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    NH
    If you used a cure then some air drying time of an hour or more to form a pellicle would help.
     
  5. jerkyguy

    jerkyguy Newbie

    Thats a nice looking recipe and some damn good looking jerky!! Nice work.

    Thats how i like my jerky and how we have made it for a billion years.

    Jerky doesnt have to be drier than a popcorn fart for it to be done and safe!

    I am drooling right now lol, thanks.
     
  6. jvanhees

    jvanhees Newbie

    LOL, popcorn fart...well that's a new one!

    Yes is was very moist/damp when I started so it probably needed longer in the smoker.

    I left it on my counter for a few hours that evening, and it helped a little.   I used Morton Tenderquick.

    It tastes amazing, and is tender as heck, just not quite dry enough for my preference..but not complaining!  eating it as I type this. :)
     
  7. Looks great !   Nice pile of meat  [​IMG]
     

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