Anyone else run into this problem?
I sat my beef jerky in an uncovered container wrapped in paper towels for 2 days after smoke in order to dry it out some more. When it dried to my liking, I portioned the pieces out and vacuum sealed them in several packages. The next day, however, when I looked at them, the pressure of the vacuum sealing has "pressed out" some remaining juices from the meat and my jerky is coming out wet and not very nice. I'm having to pat them dry and let them sit out again before snacking.
I'm almost considering just keeping them in the brown paper bags like I used to do, but I want these to last and freeze well.
Aside from buying expensive silica gel packets, how can I stop this?