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post #21 of 32
Thanks for sharing Foam!
That's the same problems I've been having with my tries at low/no sodium jerky. I have used a lot of different spices and other things and it always comes out very bland and the texture is just not right. Just like you I have started to believe that salt is necessary for the flavors to penetrate and to make the texture correct.

We never know unless we try, right? So thanks for trying this!
post #22 of 32

Foam, evening......  Brush it with Soy, salt, pepper and maybe some Yoshida's then dry it again...    couldn't hurt....    unless the dog already ate it...      

 

 

Dave

post #23 of 32
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Oh no, its not dog bad..... its not bad at all. Its just nothing like normal jerky. Its like if you just semi dryed the beef. It doesn't break but it tears, and you can chew juices out of a bite for 5, 10, 15 to 30 mins....... its like almost or slightly sweet beef flavored bubble gum. Its just chewy as all get out.

 

I am thinking better and better of it. If nothing else I like that smoke smell. It's better than Aqua Velva. It just needs some salt....LOL

post #24 of 32

Nice job on the jerky! Sounds like everything turned out perfect except the salt. Since your sister is taking this batch you could get right back upon on the horse again get it perfect.

post #25 of 32
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Baby Sis came by, tried the jerky. She said she really liked it because it wasn't salty (she doesn't drink), and she said she found it to have a distinct sweet taste. The pull and the color was just perfect.

 

Psst.... after nearly 40 years she finally said where they go hiking. Its not some  Georgia state hiking trail! Its a dang resort with everything from boating to horses to rip-lines, massages oh and they do have some hiking trails.

 

LOL... well glad she liked the jerky.

 

<mumbles something about not ruffing it>

post #26 of 32

The jerky looks great, but I'm thinking it does need the salt. 

 

Happy to hear she liked it and that's what counts right?

 

I've been roughing it in a pop up camper, hiking the back country hunting elk and I have to tell ya, there's no massage or hot tub etc at the end of the day. Just a Mr Heater to take the mid 20 temps up to about 40!

post #27 of 32
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I have had a second thought, anyone ever try maybe spritzing with a maple apple sauce and then dusting with salt and pepper? Maybe the dehydrator for an hour?? or would I only be fighting the rehydration??

Thoughts?

I think it is a little late to try and add flavour but it would make great beef barley stew.

Disco
post #28 of 32
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Originally Posted by SmokinHusker View Post
 

The jerky looks great, but I'm thinking it does need the salt.

 

Happy to hear she liked it and that's what counts right?

 

I've been roughing it in a pop up camper, hiking the back country hunting elk and I have to tell ya, there's no massage or hot tub etc at the end of the day. Just a Mr Heater to take the mid 20 temps up to about 40!

 

So did we get that trophy Bull?? One elk is enough meat for a family for a year.... isn't it? They dwarf horse?

post #29 of 32
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Ya know I am going to start a new rule when evaluating anything tryed smoking..... It has to be completely done for 3 to 4 days before I make up my mind.

 

This jerky is most definately getting better and better with age.....LOL

 

It is sweet, but not candy sweet, That little pepper I added before smoking is there now, This could be a good low salt alternative.

 

I am only going to say, you might try it and see what you decide. Just give it some time to smooth out some before the judging.

post #30 of 32
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**UPDATE**

 

Seems the Jerky was a large hit with the ladies. One offered to pay for it, and wants more. One said her husband asked if he could come clean pots and watch how to make it. That is usually a good indication its pretty good.

 

I am guessing it must smooth out well, because the day I made it, it wasn't where I wanted to go. Today it is pretty good.

 

Its not candy, but it has no salt or pepper taste either.

 

I'll give it 4 stars with a proper time to mello.

post #31 of 32
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Originally Posted by Foamheart View Post
 

**UPDATE**

 

Seems the Jerky was a large hit with the ladies. One offered to pay for it, and wants more. One said her husband asked if he could come clean pots and watch how to make it. That is usually a good indication its pretty good.

 

I am guessing it must smooth out well, because the day I made it, it wasn't where I wanted to go. Today it is pretty good.

 

Its not candy, but it has no salt or pepper taste either.

 

I'll give it 4 stars with a proper time to mello.

I guess the stories I've heard about southern gentlemen being paid by ladies are true.

 

Disco

post #32 of 32
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Depends upon the product......... 'Course I am no gentleman.

 

Broke my right little finger as a kid, never could get it to stick out and curl just right

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