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Makin' Jerky at work

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Ok here we go. At work we have a comercial vacum marinator/tumbler.
It will handle up to 50 pounds of meat at a time,and does a fine job of mixin'up jerky.

I started with 10 lbs of eye of round roast sliced with the grain(no other cut is as good for jerky)

Basic hi mountain jerky hickory seasoning sprinkled between each layer in the bottom of the drum.

Some Sweet baby rays BBQ sauce to give it a little sweetness.PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif

Then the top on and vacumed to -20lbs pressure,close the valve and onto

the rollers. Tumbled at fullspeed for 20mins.icon_eek.gif

Into the smoker @150* for 6 hours.

More later when it comes out!
post #2 of 14
Can't wait to see the results, If I could do that at work, my job would be fun, great pics.
post #3 of 14
Same here...I might actually like going to work.icon_smile.gif

Great pics so far!
post #4 of 14
Man thats a nice set up at work. It might be hard to leave work sometimes. I bet you can make some good bacon and sausage you know things that a butcher would make. What happen to the saying that a builders house is always needing repair. You mite be giving butchers a bad name. PDT_Armataz_01_05.gif
post #5 of 14
Looking and sounding good. Can't wait to see the final picts.

Question about your smoker set-up. Is the keg the firebox? And if so, what's the line coming off the propane tank into the smokebox for?

You guys hiring? LOL
post #6 of 14
Yeah-Thanks for showing that set up.Cant wait either-looks like it will be awesome SOB.
post #7 of 14


And I though you really did work when you were there? AhHa!LMAO
Did you try the marinade yet?I haven't tried Jerkey with it,may be a little hot that way with all the Chiles in the mix?
post #8 of 14
I saw everyone calling you SOB and I had to go back to the top to see what the name was again. I first they were cussing you because you get to smoke at work. LOL

Did you consider you would be called a SOB all the time? LOL
post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
Ahhh!! THAT SOB HAS DONE IT AGAIN!! The Jerky came out great!

Its almost as meaty as my hands!PDT_Armataz_01_05.gif

all cooled down and in an airtight container to save for snacking!icon_mrgreen.gif

post #10 of 14
SOB!!!! Very nicely done.Top notch set-up.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #11 of 14
You just do not play fair - that is the envy of everyone here - what a set up - really nice looking prouct - thanks for sharing
post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 
Dude... Well the keg is a smoke box. It originally had the burner from my old GOSM that heated a castiron griddle filled with hickory sawdust. I switched to a electric hotplate with a small pizza pan that holds wood chunks, when the burner blew out trying to cold smoke some cheese and almost blew myself up!icon_eek.gif A little too close! I've been toying with making a small charcoal basket to fit in the keg and trying to fuel it like a UDS.
Always lookin for ways to improve on my designs! All tips and sugestions would be reviewed by the board!

These dogs are nuts!PDT_Armataz_01_05.gif
post #13 of 14
That's an awesome set up for sure!!
post #14 of 14
Great Job, love the Smoker and Commercial Vaccum Marinator Tumbler...PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
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