Aloha Diabo Deer Jerky

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by smoked alaskan, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. Hey Everyone   [​IMG] Cheers and Happy Smokin.....,

    A couple months ago I brought some beef jerky I made to share at work and several co-workers have been throwing deer meat at me to smoke for them ( of course, I get a percentage - life is good ! [​IMG] )

    Anywho, I've made Teriyaki as well as BBQ flavors, both of which have been well liked.  I asked the guy who was next up in my smoker if he wanted BBQ or Teriyaki and he said, " how about a spicy Teriyaki?".  Sounded reasonable to me, and as I haven't tried any hot jerky yet I was compelled to see what I could whip up.....

    After adding  spices and cures ( I use High Mountain Jerky Cure and Seasoning - for this batch I used Original flavor, a bit more peppery)

    I mixed up some Hot Yaki using the following ingredients.... following the precepts of K.I.S.S.

    2/3 cup K.C. Masterpiece Honey Teriyaki Sauce

    1/3 cup Frank's Original Red Hot Sauce

    4 teaspoons jalapeno juice from a jar of sliced jalapenos

    2 teaspoons olive oil ( to help keep the deer meat moist )

    This amount was perfect for the almost 4 lbs. of meat I'm doing.

    Spiced, cured and sauced both sides of the meat than layered it in a Pyrex for 24 hrs in the fridge.

    Smells amazing. Updates tomorrow after it makes it to the smoker. Prayers to the Smoker Gods [​IMG] and a little luck always appreciated. - Ed
  2. Ed

    It looks like it will be great. Why not buy a bag of cure #1 and spend a little time in the jerky are. Their are a lot of good recipes that people have shared that will cut the cost of jerky and perhaps improve the product [​IMG].


    Happy smoken.

  3. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    If you need a "Hawaiian" opinion on those... ;)

    We have axis deer here and they are suppose to be good eating!
  4. I'll get there David, lookin' forward to it. Mostly a matter of stepping outta my comfort zone and laying in spice and seasoning supplies.  Shopping here is a nightmare. Walmart is the best store around if that tells ya anything ha ! Makin' a journey to St. Lois soon so hope to hit a real store when I do. 

    REALLY looking forward to getting a grinder and making sausages, love the sausages ! [​IMG]   Also plan to adapt my BB grill as a primary smoke source to my smoker so I can cold smoke. Say CHEESE yesssss !!

    Thanks for all your help since I started hanging out here, much appreciated.  Smoke on my friend. - Ed
  5. Hey Welsh, sending a batch to my best friend in Kurtistown. Maybe ya can hook up with Hawaiian Brian for a sample. [​IMG]

    Big hello to the turtles at Kanaloa !!!
  6. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    That's only 100 miles away... It'd be worth it!!!

    We take the kids to the pool at Kanaloa sometimes...
  7. Have to contact ya next time I drift through. Unfortunately at least a year away. Miss the Islands bad !!

    Mele Kelikimaka !!
  8. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    And a hau'oli makahiki hou!!!

    Kahalu'u beach park was one of my favorite winter surf spots...
  9. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    The jerky looks good !
  10. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That sure looks good so far Ed.  I like that when folks put their first name out.  I think your friends will love it!!  Reinhard
  11. Thank ya Moon. You to Reinhard. 

    It's smoking now, been in a bit over an hour.  Was too stormy to smoke last night.

    Chamber temp holding nicely at 190*....thin blue smoke seepin' out, smelling gooood. My favorite smell in the world !
  12. One hour forty five minutes in. First pull of what's done so far, and a chance to taste it.

    Initially not as spicy hot as I expected but very interesting flavor. The heat builds as you chew and lingers nicely after eating it. Of course, the true flavor won't be apparent until it's sat for a bit.  I think for those that like instant heat some cayenne powder mixed with the seasoning sprinkle might bring that out. Open to suggestions from the forum....
  13. Here's the finished pile. Total batch took 3 1/2 hrs. It's always hard at the end of doing a batch for someone else to give it up...[​IMG]


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