need assistance please

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by ldrus, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. ldrus

    ldrus Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    doing a small batch of jerky today in my smoker(30 mes) i have always previously made it in my dehydrator  so smoking it is new to me

     how long do you apply smoke  to it to get a nice smoke flavor with over doing it ? running temp @ 150 and using my AMNPS  with bourbon barrel pellets
     
  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I did my first batch of jerky in the smoker a few months back and I think I ran around 175-190 degrees and they were done around 3-3.5 hours and they weren't to smoky at all. If anything they don't have enough smoke. I made  a note that next time I want to run at lower temps like you mentioned (150) and hopefully there will be more of a smokey flavor.
     
  3. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I am not much help on jerky, unless you need help making it disappear...LOL.

    From what I have read time runs from couple hours to a couple days, The normal seams to be 2- 4 hours though. Someone with much more experience will be along shortly to give you a much better answer.
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2012
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ikrus, morning... You might try drying the strips in the smoker at 120 or so for a few hours with the vents open... then smoke at 150-160 deg until done... Smoke doesn't like moisture on the meat....  Dave
     
  5. grabber

    grabber Smoke Blower

    Yes, the meat needs to dry out before the smoke will adhere.  Run it for a few hours at 140 to dry the meat, than apply the smoke for a few hours.  Good luck.
     
  6. I run mine around 130 for 3-4 hours then kick it up to 160 for about an hour. I do put cure in mine so I don't need to cook it.
     

  7. at what point do you start adding smoke?
     

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