Was at the foodlion the other day and they had 93/7 bulk ground beef on sale. 3 pkgs were marked down due to expiration the next day so I picked 3 of them up at a good price so I went home with 9 lbs of beef and seasoned/cured it up......
In the past I made jerky strips by hand and it was very time consuming. I had some bass pro gift cards left over from Christmas and ordered a jerky cannon... Its been sitting on my storage shelf so I gave it a go with the 9 lbs and I would like to say I am very impressed with the jerky cannon. It was easy to fill and made strips with ease. I started by forming strips on the dehydrator trays but that wasn't working well so I moved to the counter and laid out some aluminum foil and formed the jerky strips there, cut them then moved them to the dehydrator...
meats ready to go.
filling up the trays
laying out the jerky... I like it
I cut the jerky cross ways to shorten the strips. You need to spray the foil with Pam or the meat will stick to the foil
nice looking jerky strip.....never think it was ground meat.....talk about bind
This was half of the 9 lbs.. Finishing up the other half today......
a close up
So I'm glad I bought the jerky cannon. It worked as it should have. The unit I bought didn't come with the double feed nozzles flat and round. I had to purchase them separately and I'm glad I did..It cut the time down even more........ Now the next thing I would like to have is a larger square dehydrator.... Trying to fit straight strips into a round dehydrator you loose a lot of space
Thanks for looking everyone