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Old December 27th, 2013, 10:50 AM   #1
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Default Who makes jerky? And no this isn't a masterbation post.

Who here makes their own jerky?

What methods do you use?

I have been using a food processor with a slicing blade on it lately for consistent slices and using my dehydrator. I have used oven, smoker, dehydrator all with good results.

I also bought a jerky gun that you put ground meat in to and it operates like a caulk gun. Pretty good for making sausage sticks.

I've tried marinades and dry rubs and prefer marinades over dry rubs but, dry rubs work for making a batch pretty quickly.

So, how do you jerky?
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Old December 27th, 2013, 10:52 AM   #2
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I just buy round steak and slice it by hand and use Hi Mountain seasonings, I like these much more than marinades.

I use a dehydrator.

This is my favorite one so far. It's a lot cheaper in the stores
http://www.amazon.com/Hi-Mountain-Cr.../dp/B0025KY478
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Old December 27th, 2013, 11:10 AM   #4
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I also use the high mountain cure and then the oven. Have had great results and they have lots of different kinds to try. I hand cut all the strips of meat because I'm too cheap for a slicer and I like the thicker cuts. Have been wanting to make my own cure or marinade but I'm not sure where to start.
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Old December 27th, 2013, 11:18 AM   #5
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I bought my dad a jerky shooter type caulk gun from Jays last year, he has been making some killer jerky using ground venison roasts and some of the marinades they sell at Jays, all done in an electric smoker. The strip steak type jerky he makes is decent, but I like how tender the ground stuff is along with how much more flavor it seems to hold.
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I also use the high mountain cure and then the oven. Have had great results and they have lots of different kinds to try. I hand cut all the strips of meat because I'm too cheap for a slicer and I like the thicker cuts. Have been wanting to make my own cure or marinade but I'm not sure where to start.
Generally, you start with salt, and add other flavors that you like on meat. I haven't tried making jerky but maybe I will this week. I'll search the internet for "jerky recipe" or something like that. The first batch will be done following the recipe pretty closely, but after that I'll change it up to my liking and make it my own.

My method will be to start it on the smoker grill and do that for at least 3 hours, and when I get tired of feeding it with charcoal I'll put it in the oven to finish.
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Old December 27th, 2013, 01:32 PM   #7
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I am upset about the clarification in the title of this thread.
Hey dere, jerky...
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Old December 27th, 2013, 05:20 PM   #8
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I've messed around with a gun (strip/flat attachment) and tray style dehydrator. My most recent batch turned out very good.

~1lb ground turkey
~3tbs fresh garlic
~3tbs pasted fresh jalapenos
light coat of cracked pepper
light coat of Adobo w/ pepper seasoning

the pasting process and Adobo have enough salt, so more salt wasn't necessary.
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Old December 27th, 2013, 05:37 PM   #9
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My sister in law is the Michigan sales rep for Jack Links. So no, I don't make my own jerky.
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Old December 27th, 2013, 06:35 PM   #10
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My sister in law is the Michigan sales rep for Jack Links. So, I am fuckin sick of jerky.
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Old December 27th, 2013, 06:40 PM   #11
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lol I appreciate a good chunk of jerky.
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Very true. I didnt bother saying it but yes, very tired. I will say I always try whatever new stuff they come out with. As far as mass produced jerky I think it's very good.
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When Tab & I did our winter run in Canada (3 days, 2 nights camping out with snow on the ground) he brought a whole case of that stuff. Even later in the summer I found packs of it stuffed around the jeep.
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Old December 27th, 2013, 10:52 PM   #14
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I use a dehydrator, made venison jerky from ground turned out good, next I'm gonna try pheasant in a marinade
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Lean burger, jerky caulk gun, dry seasoning mix, and food dehydrator. I might give it a go in my smoker this time around, but just enough to get the Smokey flavor and then place in dehydrator.
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I use a gas smoker and whatever rub or marinate I find that looks good. I don't usually make the same thing twice. I use a jerky slicing board to get consistent slices. I could eat 3 pounds of jerky a day for he rest of my life and be completely content.
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This is a good starter/base recipe
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/a...ipe/index.html
And dehydrator.
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Just put my pheasant in a marinate, and mixed up 3 lbs of ground beef in a hickory blend, gonna let it all soak in and dehydrate it tomorrow
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