I did a pound of top sirloin recently using Cabela's jerky kit cure and seasoning.First attempt, It was the best I ever had. Ready to start another batch today. My question is: If I use the marinade function on my Foodsaver 3880 and the marinade bowl can I skip the overnight soaking process and go straight to the smoker? Or is this a time critical reaction?
Another question is Since the seasoning and cure are packaged separately and in a quantity for #5 and I mixed them to weigh the correct amount for the first pound, is having been stored mixed for a couple of weeks a problem? I just don't see why they were packaged separately.
Thanks .. Matt