Thick Chunk Jerky

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by nickelmore, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. nickelmore

    nickelmore Smoking Fanatic

    I was in a local butcher shop that had "chunks" of jerky some most were 3/4 to 1 inch thick.

    I have some venison flank pieces and other thick trimmings that are real lean and I was thinking of using them for jerky instead of grinding for sausage.

    Is more cure required to saturate the meat pieces? Longer soak times?

    Any other advice as always is welcome.
  2. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The last batch I did I cut thick like that. Followed the recipe in Rytek's book but added some cayenne. It turned out great.
  3. fishawn

    fishawn Smoking Fanatic

    The Best Jerky I have made was with Flank Steak. I cut the chunks thick (maybe 1/2" - 3/4") & use the Hi Mountain original cure. It's as good as any I have bought from a smokehouse, store, etc. You might wanna try it?
  4. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yep, the thicker the meat the longer the cure time.
  5. nickelmore

    nickelmore Smoking Fanatic

    Time to get out "the book"

    As I recall the butcher said that jerky had a bunch more cure than my sausage uses and he soaks it for about a week.

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