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No wind today

post #1 of 14
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So I could make some jerky and get my maple bacon smoked.
Out of the brine and patted dry.

First batch is finished and now cooling. Pulled at IT of 152F.
Finished batch of beef jerky. My kids New teething device!

Anyone else taking advantage of the great weather today? The guys that are re-thatching our roof got their first taste of jerky and really enjoyed it :)
post #2 of 14

Nice Job Mike!!!Thumbs Up

 

That Jerky looks Great----Looks thicker & a little more tender than most.:drool:drool

 

Bear

post #3 of 14
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Thank Bear! Turns out that it makes a great teether for my kiddo.
post #4 of 14

Hello Mike.  GREAT lookin grub!  Also looks like " Mickey likes it!".  :icon_biggrin:  Hopefully you are old enough to remember that.  Keep Smokin!

Danny

post #5 of 14
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Danny, thanks! Yep I do remember Mikey of life cereal fame! One of my favorite cereals growing up :)
post #6 of 14
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Danny, thanks! Yep I do remember Mikey of life cereal fame! One of my favorite cereals growing up :)

 

Still my favorite!!

 

I don't eat cereal often, but when I do, it's "Life". 

 

 

Bear

post #7 of 14
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A little knife work this morning for taste testing.
post #8 of 14
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A little knife work this morning for taste testing.

 

 

Beautiful Money Shot !!! :drool--------:points:

 

Nice Job!!Thumbs Up

 

Bear

post #9 of 14
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Thanks Bear!
post #10 of 14

Great looking bacon there Mike and I agree with Bear; nice picture.  I would eat a slice or 10 of that!  Keep Smokin!

Danny

post #11 of 14

That Jerky looks great Mike - though I am more used to Danny's which is a lovely light green with a furry coat. Still he assures me that it has lots of added protein :biggrin:

 

It all looks good - especially the bacon. The best bit though is that you are taking on such young apprentices Thumbs Up 

post #12 of 14
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Thanks guys I appreciate it! I got it all sliced and packaged and ended up with 9lbs of bacon off two pork bellies. I lose some fat from hot smoking but it gets rave reviews with friends and my wife's co-workers. My kid loves it, he's a little bacon thief and will steal it of plates in a heartbeat :)

I'm going to have to make more jerky soon, that's going so fast haha
post #13 of 14

Hi Danny - Joking aside - do you make much jerky? I know you smoke a wide range of meats but I have not really heard you mention jerky much.

post #14 of 14

Hello Wade.  I have never made jerky.  I had a Mom and Pop shop just 5 miles from my home that produced and sold there own jerky.  Great stuff!  I was never a big jerky fanatic but when I wanted some it was just so easy to get a good quality product I had no reason to try making my own.  The same as sausage making.  I LOVE a south Texas style smoked sausage.  My great grandpa had a GREAT recipe.  I remember as a VERY young boy walking into the "shed" ( that's about all it was ) where he smoked sausage, bacon and hams.  He had a pile of sawdust and corncobs smouldering on the dirt floor.  I could have moved in to that wonderful smelling place and been happy for the rest of my life!  Unfortunately when he died the recipe was lost.  Back in Texas I could walk in to any store and buy a really good sausage so why bother learning to make my own?  Then I moved here.  I have had to develop my own sausage recipe if I wanted the same thing I got back in Texas.  I guess if I was a big jerky nut I would have had to try my own.  Good jerky is just not something I really miss.  I guess I am lazy and would make a VERY poor chef.  If I don't really want it, I just don't bother learning to make it.  I am not really a dessert person so guess what?  I know how to make 1 dessert that I really enjoy once in a while and I know how to open tub of ice cream.  :icon_biggrin:  

 

WHEW!!!  That was long winded!  So the answer is no.  :icon_biggrin:  Keep Smokin!

Danny

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