Dried Venison Tenderloin (VDB)

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by waterinholebrew, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey all, figured nows a good time to start getting the snacks ready for hunting season this fall.... So, starting out with some venison tenderloin for VDB !

    Sorry no pics of the curing, but used the usual process with Mortons Tender Quick & brown sugar ! 1/2 oz MTQ & 1 TBSP of brown sugar per lb of meat !



    This is after 13 days cure, rinsed & soaked for 1/2 hr... Patted dry, cut in half & seasoned with CBP, onion powder, garlic powder & a couple pinches of paprika !


    In the MES for bout an hour at 130*


    With all the smoke, visibility is terrible ! Not sure the picture shows just how thick this stuff is ! I know some of y'all are going thru the same... This is a pic of the field across the road !


    Loaded the AMNPS with pecan dust after an hour & here we go ! Not sure ya can see the TBS, but it's there.... :biggrin:

    Will update as we go !
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2015
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  2. twoalpha

    twoalpha Smoking Fanatic

    Will be watching. [​IMG]
     
  3. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Had to put more dust in the AMNPS, turned temp up a bit.... Making progress !
     
  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]  I'm in
     
  5. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good!
     
  6. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lookin good
     
  7. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks all !
     
  8. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Adam !
     
  9. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member



    Pulled last nite, let cool for a few... then put in the fridge ! Got home tonite & had to slice a few samples ! It's some tasty stuff.... Thumbs Up Will vac pack the part for hunting Wed night & the rest the fam will just snack on...

    Gotta give a shout out to Bear & Adam as if they hadn't shared this VDB method with me, I'd have missed out on this awesome stuff ! A big thanks to you PA boys !

    :beercheer:
     
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  10. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great man. :drool

    What IT did you take it to?
     
  11. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Adam, it is real good. Took it to round 170* IT ! Thanks for the point too !
     
  12. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That should be fairly dry. Bear and I take to different IT. I like mine very dry
     
  13. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yea, let it go for as long as I could... Lol. It's really good ! 🍻
     
  14. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Now I miss hunting even more,Looks good Justin thanks for sharing.

    Richie

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  15. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you Richie, I love hunting for sure but just getting away & into Gods country is just way cool ! And if I bring home some meat, that's a bonus ! Appreciate ya dropping a line & the point ! 🍻
     
  16. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Isn't Tenderloin kind of a premium cut to Dry? Most guys I know, grill them med/rare and won't even share with their family! Looks good anyway...JJ
     
  17. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    Looks good. Was that tenderloin or backstrap? 
     
  18. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for dropping a line Chef JJ.... Ya know, I like them both ways but the dried is very tasty & can enjoy it much longer than a one time meal... Just somethin different I guess & makes some awesome hunting snacks ! Thanks again !
     
  19. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Justin, good looking snack ! Was this backstrap or tenderloin ? Tenderloins at my house are cut out and fried immediately so I will have to try another venison cut. [​IMG]
     
  20. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, appreciate the kind words... This was a tenderloin on this smoke !
     

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