First Jerky

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by dysartsmoker, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. I'm making jerky this weekend from a 6lb roast should I slice the roast with or against the grain?????
     
  2. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    i always slice across the grain............easier to chew..........in my experience, if you cut with the grain, you just created dental floss.........

    but thats me..........i am pretty sure there are some that slice WITH the grain, but i believe they also use a meat tenderizer before added the marinade/cure
     
  3. osage

    osage Fire Starter

    Grind it up and use a jerky gun.
     
  4. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    also Jack..........cut the roast into managable pieces........put in freezer for 1/2 to 1 hour, depending on the size of the chunk........slices easier when the meat is firm
     
  5. thanks for the info I'll let you know how it turns out.
     
  6. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ugh. I can BUY that. Real meat. Real smoke. Real good!
     
  7. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    With the grain if ya got better teeth than D88de. ;{) THAT'S jerky!
     
  8. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    NO thats dental floss..........
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  9. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    See? Yer teeth would be better if ya cut with the grain!
     
  10. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    lol........yeah......but my grandkids wuld be hating life......[​IMG]
     
  11. longshot

    longshot Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Good luck,
    Let us know how it turns out...
    LS
     
  12. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Keep us posted on how it turns out and let us know which way you made it.

    Kookie
     

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