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Recent content by jerky nut

  1. jerky nut

    Pepper Jerky Round 2 (with Q-View)

    You want to get your pepper to stick to the jerky. Its a little time consuming but take a 1" brush dip it in corn syrup and brush a thin coat on to each piece. I usually take a piece of wax paper lay in in a pan and sprinkle pepper all over it, then place the pieces sticky side down on to the...
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    bacon jerky ?

    Like i said, I never tried making bacon jerky but that sounds like a good place to start.  I'd say try it see what happens.  as far as a ratio for jalapeno peppers to maple syrup that would be best determined by you.  I would heat up the maple syrup in a pan and add the pepper gradually till you...
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    Finally got a snack stick recipe that I love.

    yes, if you want them to get done evenly.  that's why I don't hang mine.  Now if I am cold smoking I will hang what ever I can.
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    Finally got a snack stick recipe that I love.

    I lay mine on a rack and rotate 180 degrees .   The first time I rotate is when the casings start to dry, the top will be pale looking and the bottom will be red. I rotate them so the pale side is down.   Then again later  when they hit 130 IT.
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    Finally got a snack stick recipe that I love.

      I made 10#'s last week  both with 1/4 tsp. per pound.  The cheese had less shrinkage than the plain.   I was using 18 mm fibrous casings.
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    Finally got a snack stick recipe that I love.

      I use 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. per pound of meat.  !/4 tsp per pound allows some shrinkage 1/2 tsp per pound has less shrinkage but also makes the meat a bit spongy.  I would suggest the 1/4 tsp. per pound of meat.  since your using such a small quantity of powder you should dilute the powder in water...
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    Fish Trifecta!

     No problem glad you understood what I was trying to say.  I use the brine method when I make smoked rock fish every one loves it. it turns out like a fish jerky, salty and smokey but not as tough.  I have to try using a glaze like you did next time see how that tastes. Good job on the fish they...
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    Fish Trifecta!

    I had to come back and correct my self.  Mike you are correct my salinometer is marked in degrees but I just checked and the new ones are marked in % I'm sure that 80 degrees with my salinometer will equal 80% with a new salinometer or solometer.  So i guess it's how you look at it.  80 degree...
  11. jerky nut

    Fish Trifecta!

    Hi Mike, 100 degree brine is only 26.4% salt solution. I had to dig my book out to double check that number. It gets confusing.
  12. jerky nut

    Fish Trifecta!

    Brine strength is measured with a salinometer. A salinometer looks kinda like a gigantic glass bulb thermometer. It has markings on it just like a thermometer. Salinometer scale is from 0 degrees to 100 degrees. 0 degrees no salt at 100 high salt concentration. You place the salinometer in...
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    Fish Trifecta!

    Brine is just a solution of salt and water. The degrees is how much salt is in the water. To get roughly a 80 degree brine you need 2.25 lbs of salt to one gallon of water. This is enough to brine 8 pounds of fillets after that the brine is too weak. I checked my recipe I do use 1 lb. of...
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    Fish Trifecta!

    Looking good,  I always smoke my rock fish using a 80 degree brine and throw in a little garlic powder.  I never tried using brown sugar in the mix might have to try that next time.
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