jerky question

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by jaycoje, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. Bought some Jerky cure from Bass Pro today and was wondering what is the best cut of beef for making Jerky. Thanks.

  2. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    There's not really a best...I just use a cheap cut like a bit of trimming and slice away. Anything you have around will do.

  3. kurtsara

    kurtsara Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    We just did some and used eye of round and it is very lean and turned out great
  4. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I use any cheap Lean meat, londen broil when on sale-u don't want to use a meat that has fat running through it-and is best to try and trim any fat out-it will ransid on u. good luck.
  5. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would second that, not much trim work involved.
  6. Thanks for all the replies. I guess there is no need to be that specific making Jerky. I will go to the local Publix to see what they have on sale. I will try to make some this weekend thanks again.
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I hope the best seasoning for jerky is the one you just bought. But there are alot out there you just have to start tring them and fine one. I don't have a clue but I'm sure there will be someone here soon.
  8. I found some nice looking London Broil on sale today for my first Jerky. Got some fishing to do tomorrow, smoking pork butt Saturday and Jerky Sunday. I will post a new Jerky thread on Sunday with my results. Thanks for the help!
  9. dieseldan723

    dieseldan723 Newbie

    Just picked up some tonight at Costco. Pretty inexpensive and makes great meat for jerky!
  10. blzafour

    blzafour Smoke Blower

    I use eye of round. It doesn't have alot of fat that needs to be trimmed off! Hang the Jerky by toothpicks and you can get alot more in the smoker.

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