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Powdery crust forms on jerry while dehydrating

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When I am dehydrating beef jerky sometimes a powdery crust forms just on some pieces and it gives it a different taste does anyone know what this is
post #2 of 6

Is this with cured meat, or just marinated and precooked jerky?

 

 

Eric

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Cured meat
post #4 of 6

Possibly the salt after drying...

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Poor Jerry.
post #6 of 6

Yeah, I'd say salt, as well. You could scrape it off and taste it, to be sure...shouldn't be any safety issue.

 

I don't recall ever running into that with cured jerky I've smoked and dried. I use Morton's Tender-Quick and mix my own spices...if you're a bit under a Tbsp of salt/lb of meat should be fine. Even that ratio seems pretty salty to the taste.

 

 

Eric

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