I want to make some beef jerky (using london broil) to take to a party Sunday night. The only time i can possibly prep is tonight (Friday) and the only time I have to smoke it is Sunday morning. If I slice and start to marinate tonight, the meat will be in the marinate and cure for about 36 hours. Is there any problem with leaving it that amount of time? I have only seen any one marinating from 20-24 hours in every thing I have read.
How long is too long to marinate?
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just to add-on...i usually marinate mine for 2 days but sometimes 3 for beef...depends when i have time.
my only concern is that you are starting the make it in the morn for a party that night..you might want to start very early. for me to smoke then dehydrate it takes me around 7-9 hours total. just my 2 cents
I have now figured that out. My last batch marinated almost 3 days and went in the smoker for 6 hours total between smoke and then low temp. Best batch yet. Peppered and the flavor really came out after sitting on counter for 16 hours.