2nd time making jerky, 1st time using tederquick

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by jirodriguez, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Decided to make some jerky on Fathers Day. I had made jerky before without using tenderquick, and just storing it in the fridge, but this time I decided to use the tenderquick.

    I sliced 3 lbs. of london broil and put it in a ziploc with my marinade. Marinade was: 1 Cup Yoshidas, 1 Cup ginger ale, brown sugar, black pepper, and 3 tablespoons of tenderquick.

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    I let it sit in the fridge overnight, then pulled one piece at a time out of the bag and used my fingers to squeagee off the excess marinade and then arranged them on some wire racks. The racks first went on my WSM with my AMSN smoker with hickory dust, and 10 lit birquets. I let the meat smoke for 2 hrs. then transfered it to a 160° oven for another 8 hrs. (oven door cracked open with a wooden spoon).

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    Overall it turned out good, I wasn't trying to go nuts with the flavor because I was looking to see how the tenderqick worked. Next time I will add more brown sugar and more pepper, but it did turn out good.
     
  2. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks like a great smoke!
     
  3. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Nothing like a batch of home made! Nice job. [​IMG]
     
  4. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It really looks good!!!
     
  5. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you, kids like it.... haven't heard any complaints... lol.


    Yup... hard to go back to store bought after that.


    Thanks Cowgirl.... that is high praise coming from the high priestes of BBQ! [​IMG]
     
  6. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking jerky.  Bear will be proud of his TQ.  LOL

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great looking jerky, Johnny!   [​IMG]
     

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