Edited by TasunkaWitko - 8/13/13 at 6:11pm
I did try this over the weekend and things seemed to go pretty well. I haven't tated the results yet, but will do so and write up a full report.
I've used the raw pack method mentioned above for years..... really cuts down on the prep time!
iamaxxer - good link! thanks!
RR - i'll try to get it posted here by the end of the weekend. i simply used venison, but didn't smoke it for this trial run. basically, i'm just clearing out the freezer for the deer we will get this year.
i'm thinking of opening up a jar tonight and seeing how the results taste ~