I need two things now that I have my smokehouse done.
1. Meat Hooks
I need hooks for hanging deer and other meat for making dried beef and hams on 1 1/4" dowels. I will buy them but I am considering buying cold rolled steel and bending my own hooks and seasoning them in a fire and blacking them with canola oil. I'ts pretty easy and I like the projects. Suggestions would be nice though.
I need trays for making jerky and resting meat or birds on. The house is 4' tall and 21" wide and 24" deep inside. I think 21" x 24" 1/2" angle trays with expanded metal on the top might be too heavy and once meat it on it very heavy. I might like 10" x 18" cooling racks but can't find anything cheap. Plus I'd like to be able to rest a couple chickens on one. I like the full size rack idea and am not thrilled on the racks randomly rested on dowels. So i am not sure on which way to go.
Any thoughts on either one?