I cannot comment on your main question, however you did ask for a "random" suggestion. =0)
When i do up a 10# batch of jerky, I use 7# venison and 3#s of bacon (coarse ground).
Bacon makes everything better!
VERY nice! I did 10#s last week in the oven which came out OK. I made the mistake of using the thin nozzle on my jerky gun for the first 5#s. It was much more work and it didn't come out as good as I would like it to.
From now on, I'll make em nice n fat like the ones you did.
I can't wait...
Be wary of the meat grinders that have any plastic on the body. Especially the ones that boast "2000 watts" or something similar. I have personally bought 4 different grinders.
1 Really cheap one that melted 10 minutes after using it (i was trying to do a whole deer)
2 $75 version that...
Remodeling my kitchen left me with a lot of left over wood (maple) flooring and I was planning on retiring the trusty brinkman in favor of a home build anyways.
At this point, I have only glued the sides together so I still have a LOT of work to do.
I was, originally, going to go with gas...
Just registered to this forum so I figured it would be a great time to introduce myself.
I am here because I was seeking information to point me in the right direction for my smoker build and stumbled upon this totally awesome site/forum.
Upstate NY is where I call home and I am a...