Wood suggestion for goose jerky

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by gjw, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. gjw

    gjw Newbie

    Hey all,
    I've got some goose breasts sliced up and marinating, and I'd like to smoke them to make some jerky. I've always done my jerky (duck, goose, deer, beef) in the oven...not quite sure about using the smoker.
    I've got a Masterbuilt Electric Smokehouse, and was planning to lay the strips on the racks, not fill up the pan with any water, leave the vent wide open, and dry them at 150ish (I use 170-200 in the oven). What wood would you use for goose? I have pecan, apple, hickory, and oak in my garage.
    Any tips would be appreciated.
  2. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Never have done goose, jerky or otherwise, but out of the choices you listed, I would go with the apple.........I suppose it depends on if you want to taste more smoke or more goose.
  3. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    When I smoked mine I used Apple but I tend to use Apple or Cherry for just about every thing. In part because that is what I have and also because that is what I like.
  4. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I do my goose with Apple also, come to think of it, i do everything with apple
  5. oleolson

    oleolson Meat Mopper

    I'd also use apple, or cherry, or both.
  6. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    HEY BUZZ...........where's MY goose i am supposed to get?

  7. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I recently did some whole geese for my neighbor and used apple. Seemed to work out very well.
  8. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have a flock of them out here by the pond. I'm going to try getting rid of them with a pellet gun. If that doesn't work, I'll use the 12 gauge! They s**t so much, we can't walk around the pond in the summer. This will be the last year for that![​IMG][​IMG] Keith

    PS: you can have these to experiment with!
  9. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have never done goose but I would think apple or cherry would be good....I use apple and cherry for chicken and pheasent and they turned out great.........
  10. gjw

    gjw Newbie

    Thanks for the advice. I think I'll try the apple.

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