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WARNING!!! NOT APPROVED METHOD AS NO CURE INVOLVED.NOT COOKED TO 160F. NOT USDA APPROVED AT ALL. DO AT YOUR OWN RISK!

 

OK,theres the disclaimer,now what I do.I generally start with a 50/50 mix soy/water,then maybe add teriyaki,worchestshire to that. Might add honey/brown sugar/or garlic or assorted spices.If that isnt enough salt and sugars for a cure than so be it,IMO YES,its plenty.

 

Soak sliced whole muscle overnight and then into dehydrator at 120F. Yes,that low.And dry over a day or two until its dry but not crumbly.Then I.... GET THIS....put it into 1 gallon zip lock bags and it lives there,on a counter top,at room temps until devoured.

 

Done this all my adult life so 35 years anyhow.

 

And NEVER had a bad batch.This DOES NOT have to be Rocket Surgery.Does not need a slide rule and scales to make.

 

IMO ONLY,take it or leave it.If you fear your cooking,break out the slide rule and have at it.

 

If a cavemen could do it,so can I,without all the USDA science.

 

Actual picture of Spuds making jerky....

caveman.jpg

 

So,the disclaimer is there,you determine your risk profile.


Edited by Spuds - 5/11/12 at 11:17am
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LMAO Spuds that was great laugh1.gif

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Actual Photo of Mrs Spuds

 

cavewomanwig-s.jpg"The only thing we calculate is will it fit!"

 

Brontosaurus Jerky.....June 11th..10,000 BC

jerky0077.jpg


Edited by Spuds - 5/11/12 at 11:45am
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WOW Mrs Spuds is a Hottie laugh1.gif What dehydrator do you have ?

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Its a 20 tray from the 1970,s dont remember the name,its unlabled.Pic shows the top half,same setup on lower half so you can only run half if you desire.

 

I got it at a thrift store eons ago labled as 'Furniture' for something crazy like 3.77,yup thats 3 dollars and change.At that time it looked unused with the original manuals still inside.

 

Mrs Spuds only competition in looks is that Wilma Flintstone,even Mrs Spuds has to admit she is hot stuff.


Edited by Spuds - 5/12/12 at 11:07am
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Interesting that it had no labels .. looks like a great machine ...

Wilma has nothing on Mrs ..

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It was like 'The New Age Food Dehydrator' and had pictures like a family on the Old Mother Earth News covers in the manuals. Made me think it was Hippie entrepenuers.It is a cool machine for sure.

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If you are getting  "crumbly" jerky,,you are leaving it in to long....

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