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12 racks of goodness

sledhead01

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So my wife has been after me to make some pork jerky, so I figured happy wife happy life.

I started with a 8 1/2 lb. pork loin and trimmed the fat off, cut it into slabs and placed it in the freezer for about an hour and ran it through my slicer.  I marinated it for about 36 hours using True North's sweet pepper jerky mix and this morning loaded up the racks

and into the smoker they went.






 

b-one

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Looks good,she should be happy!
 

sledhead01

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So the racks went in at 8 am and the last one came out at 4pm.  Pretty happy with that considering it is -20 C up here.  Very happy with how it turned out as it is very tasty.  So much so that I stopped by Costco on my way home and picked up another loin.  It is cleaned up, sliced, seasoned and is now resting, it will be going into the smoker Thursday morning.




 

crazymoon

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SH01, That is some tasty looking jerky ! 
 

SmokinAl

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Your jerky looks fantastic!

Nice job!

Al
 

flipman77

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that's some awesome looking Pork Jerky. 

I like the uniform cuts you got going there.  you mentioned a slicer....what kind do you use?
 

sledhead01

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that's some awesome looking Pork Jerky. 

I like the uniform cuts you got going there.  you mentioned a slicer....what kind do you use?
It is just a small Rival house hold slicer.  Nothing fancy.  The key to uniform even slicing is to put the meat into the freezer for about an hour so it can start to freeze from the outside.



The pork is all packaged up and the next project is about 20 pounds of moose.




This was only two pieces sliced up.


Here is all of it vac packed into two big bags.  Planning on smoking it in January when my new smoker build is complete.
 

sledhead01

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redheelerdog redheelerdog I am converting a food proofer. If you look in the fridge/freezer builds, I started a thread there "Food Proofer Conversion Is Happening" it has photos there and what I have done so far.
 
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Very nice! I will have to give pork jerky a try. Points for inspiring me.

Disco
 

flipman77

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I am fortunate enough to be able to use the commercial slice at the café where I work.  But looking for one for home.  would love to get one like the Globe brand one at work, but that bad boy costs 2500.  wife would kill me.

also lucky to use the walk in freezer to get the meat half frozen and still be able to cut through it with that beast of a slicer.

I may look into that one you showed.  I make a lot of jerky and from the look of your sliced meat, that might just do it. 

thanks for your reply
 

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Those are some sexy slices and the jerky looks great!
 

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