Just sliced up all my biltong.... Weighed all the pieces, had a 53% weight loss, so good to go.
Nice and tender, with the exception of the end pieces, they are like an old boot. Center cuts are great!
Oh yeah, I didn't mention this before, just for s#its and giggles, I left out the brown sugar... Flavor difference, but no difference in tenderness. Not too bad!
Now, about the fat I left on the roast. My biltong doesn't last for more than a week, I use a cure, and it gets vacuum packed shortly after slicing, so there isn't much chance for the fat to go rancid. Want to see a good argument sometime, watch me and our boys slicing up biltong! All 3 of us are grabbing the pieces with the fat as it gets sliced up! We've almost come to blows a few times! AMAZING flavor!
This batch was done in the dehydrator, it's good, but I prefer the back patio style better.
I'll be making more soon, this gets done about every 2 weeks here.