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Moose Peppered Jerky

post #1 of 15
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My friend gave me a big bag of frozen moose. I'd estimate about 25 pounds. I looked in the dictionary under a great friend and they had her picture! Of course I'm going to process some of the moose and 1/2 will go back to her.

 

I started with jerky. I had picked up a Cabela's Variety Pack Jerky Seasoning mixes on a trip to Spokane.

 

 

I had tried their original jerky mix in a prior post and used the Peppered Jerky mix for this.

 

I took 5 pounds of the moose and thawed it until it was just frozen enough to allow me to slice the meat with my trusty ham slicer but still frozen enough to get a thin slice. I cut it into 1/8 inch slices and cut the slices into smaller pieces as I don' t like large pieces of jerky.

 

 

 

 

 

I mixed the spice and cure packages of the mix with 1/2 cup of water and added it to the meat. It took a lot of mixing and a frigid had to get it thoroughly mixed.

 

 

 

 

I covered the meat and put it in the fridge over night.

 

The next day, I put the first batch of the meat in the dehydrator for an hour. Then I smoked it in a 180 F Bradley smoker with hickory pucks for an hour and then back into the dehydrator to finish. It took 3 batches so I was messing with it for most of the day and I wasn't able to get much else done as I had to keep an eye on it. Of course you have to keep hydrated so I drank some beer while watching. That's the story I gave to She Who Must Be Obeyed and I am sticking with it.

 

 

 

 

The Verdict

 

First, I will speak to the Cabela's seasonings. As soon as I bit into this I thought Pepperoni! It has quite a pepper kick and the other seasonings are tasty. If you like hot pepperoni sticks, you will love this mix.

 

Second, making jerky with moose is terrific. It is incredibly lean and the nice deep meaty flavour gives a terrific taste to the jerky. This is great jerky!

 

Disco

post #2 of 15

I've been dying to get a hold of some moose to make jerky out of. That's some good looking stuff you got there!!

Maybe your next trip should be to Edmonton. :wazzapp:

post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by DukeBurger View Post
 

I've been dying to get a hold of some moose to make jerky out of. That's some good looking stuff you got there!!

Maybe your next trip should be to Edmonton. :wazzapp:

Thanks, Duke.

 

I go to Edmonton a couple of times a year. My brother lives in Mundare. Speak to me nicely and I'll bring you some.

 

Disco

post #4 of 15
Nice looking smoke Disco! We went for a canoe paddle today and took some of the jerky we made last weekend. Really hit the spot!
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post

Nice looking smoke Disco! We went for a canoe paddle today and took some of the jerky we made last weekend. Really hit the spot!

Those are kind words, Case. However, jerky is not nearly as good as being out with friends/family in a canoe!

 

Disco

post #6 of 15
Amazing thread my friend, very nice ! That jerky looks just awesome, so glad it turned out great for ya ! icon14.gif

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Originally Posted by WaterinHoleBrew View Post

Amazing thread my friend, very nice ! That jerky looks just awesome, so glad it turned out great for ya ! icon14.gif

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Thanks for the point, Justin. 

 

Disco

post #8 of 15

Nice Disco!! I love moose for jerky, better than deer in my opinion. Yours looks great!

post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Bladebuilder View Post
 

Nice Disco!! I love moose for jerky, better than deer in my opinion. Yours looks great!

Thanks, BB. If I wasn't so lazy, I would go hunting and get more for myself.

 

Disco

post #10 of 15
Looks great. You are the jerky master.

Have some moose. points.gif
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by c farmer View Post

Looks great. You are the jerky master.

Have some moose. points.gif

Thanks, Adam. I guess that is why She Who Must Be Obeyed calls me a jerk!

 

Disco

post #12 of 15

Disco, That jerky looks incredible, nice job!:points:

post #13 of 15
No moose in Hawaii! Got lots of cows though...
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by CrazyMoon View Post
 

Disco, That jerky looks incredible, nice job!:points:

 

Thanks, CM. I am enjoying it. 

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Originally Posted by Welshrarebit View Post

No moose in Hawaii! Got lots of cows though...

Maybe but I thought there was deer.

 

Disco

post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by Disco View Post

Maybe but I thought there was deer.

Disco

The islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai have axis deer. Supposedly about five years ago someone brought a breeding pair to the big isle but I've never seen them yet...
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