jerky-second try W/Qview

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by mnola917, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. mnola917

    mnola917 Smoke Blower

    So I decided to try making jerky for the second time. I took all of your advice and smoked it for only an hour, then keeping it at 140 for 5 more hours. I also used a different marinade.

    1/3 cup soy sauce
    1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
    2/3 cup worschteshire sauce
    1 tbsp honey
    1 tbsp brown

    sugar
    2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
    1 tsp red pepper flakes
    1 tbsp tenderquick
    2 tsp onion powder

    4.75 lb top round for 8 bucks


    All sliced up with the grain


    in a zip loc with the marinade ready for its overnight soak


    Lower rack of the smoker


    Upper rack of the smoker


    final product




    My friends said it came out really good. I think the smoke flavor was a little bit much still, so ill smoke for less time next time. But it was pretty good overall, thanks for looking
     
  2. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like it came out really good! If your friends liked it, ya done great!!!
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  3. fishawn

    fishawn Smoking Fanatic

    Excellent looking jerky!

    What "flavor" of wood are you using?
    If you are getting "too much" smoke flavor
    for your liking, it might be the wood?

    Cool smoker by the way :)
     
  4. mnola917

    mnola917 Smoke Blower

    Im using hickory, I would like to try mesquite next time, being that I can only get my hands on hickory or mesquite I'm limited to choices.
     
  5. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    mesquite can be stronger than hickory so be careful. try hardware store and outdoor stores for apple and cherry or pecan chips.
     
  6. fishawn

    fishawn Smoking Fanatic

    Personally, I use Hickory as well & don't care for Mesquite.

    When I do jerky in my MES, I use one "pan" of dry chips & that is it.

    The first time I made it about 30 years ago in a Little Chief, I must have added "a cord" of wood chips, every 1/2 hour or so through the whole smoke & it tasted horrible. I almost gave up. IMO Jerky (especially jerky) can get too much smoke pretty easily, at least for my tastebuds....Good Luck!
     
  7. fired up

    fired up Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks good!
     
  8. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great!! [​IMG]

    Glad to see you gave it another try . . . and used a cure this time. [​IMG]

    POINTS!!

    Dave
     
  9. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Living in Washington you could be somewhere near an apple orchard.........Try giving them a call and pick up some limbs when they trim their trees in the fall. I get my apple wood that way and they are happy to get rid of the trimmings........usually they are free or a nominal fee.

    John
     
  10. rons

    rons Smoking Fanatic

    Man that looks good, OK that's my next thing to try!
     
  11. phreak

    phreak Meat Mopper

    another thing to try if it's "too smokey" is not using wood at all...using just good lump will give a nice mellow smoke flavor, and you can keep it on the smoker for a few hours.
     

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