threw together a 10# batch of venison jerky

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by uncle_lar, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I have posted my jerky making before but it has been awhile.
    I took out 10# of venison roasts the other day and let them partially
    thaw in the fridge.
    sliced them up on my slicer and mixed up my marinade. I forgot to put the cure in the photo but I did not forget to put it in the marinade.
    this will brine until tomorrow night and then will go in my dehydrator for 9 hrs @ 140*
    I have been making this recipe for years and it is fantastic
    for 10#
    3 C worcestershire
    3 C soy sauce
    1.5 C catsup
    3TBS granulated garlic
    3TBS onion powder
    2TBS salt
    1/4 C brown sugar
    2tsp cure #1 (if you use tenderquick eliminate the salt)
    1tsp ea. white pepper, black pepper, cayenne pepper
    1 tsp liquid smoke (eliminate if you dry in your smoker)

    mix all spices together and blend into liquid
    add sliced meat and mix well
    let marinade for at least 24hr
    put wet into dehydrator or smoker @140-150* for 9 hrs or until dry but bendable without cracking.
    I never worry about how to store it because it doesn't last
    but it will store at room temp for several weeks
    or vac seal and store in the pantry or freezer for late use
    meat sliced 1/4 -3/8 with the grain

    the ingredients

    in the marinade to rest for 24
  2. brohnson

    brohnson Smoking Fanatic

    Yummy, cant wait to see your rewards! :)
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a good start I'll be looking forward to the final product
  4. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks like the start of something wonderful!
  5. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    here is the finished product from my batch of Jerky.
    It got to marinade for 48hrs and I put it in last night and took it out at 5am
    this morning after almost 10 hrs. it turned out perfect. bendable and easy to chew.
  6. blzafour

    blzafour Smoke Blower

    Nice loking Jerky you got here....looks like a winner to me.

  7. flyhigh123

    flyhigh123 Smoke Blower

    does jerky go bad? i mean, if i put it in a container, how long does it last?
  8. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I have never had it last that long!!!
    but i have had a bag of it in my desk at work for a month or 2
    I usually vac -seal part of it and throw it in the freezer. As long as you dry it
    well it should keep indefinatley just make sure the container you store it in can breath. when I leave a ziploc bag of it in my desk I leave the bag partway open you can also keep it in a jar on the counter but punch holes in the top so it can get air
  9. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now that some really good looking and I'm sure good tasting too. [​IMG]for a great job on that jerky.
  10. ciolli

    ciolli Meat Mopper

    So where's the sign-up sheet? I haven't seen anywhere to submit my address. [​IMG] That is some good looking jerky.
  11. Did you this batch in a smoker or dehydrator? If in the smoker, how long did you apply smoke to it. I love my jerky out of the dehydrator, but I've never had good luck when doing it in the smoker. The texture of it coming out of the smoker seems a bit different, and the first time I tried I put wayyy too much smoke on it. Anyhow, just curious about your method. It looks great, and I've put your recipe on my list to try. Thanks!
  12. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I have always used my dehydrator for my Jerky.
    one if these days Im going to try some in the smoker but I am just so
    satisfied with the way it comes our of the dehydrator that I have been reluctant to try the smoker.

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