Cold Smoked Jerky

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by uncle eddie, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. uncle eddie

    uncle eddie Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I never really had the will to make 100% smoked jerky in my MES40, but I will eat all you give to me. I always make my jerky in an Open Country forced air dehydrator.

    My last batch was eye of round and I took a 1/3 of it and loaded up a cookie cooling tray and popped it in my MES40 with a little hickory in my AMNPS to try to cold smoke my finished jerky. It was 50F outside when I did this and I made chewy-jerky for this batch in my Open Country dehydrator (as opposed to crunchier drier jerky) An hour and a half in the smoke later, the results were pretty good...I actually think maybe an hour of smoke might be better.

    We'll check it again in the morning and I will get the families opinion this weekend.

    Loaded up and ready to smoke
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    Thin blue smoke
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    After smoking and two samples tested
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  2. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Smoking Guru Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I love smoker eye of round jerky. Im making some right now on my ECB/w Gen.1
     
  3. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit

    Good looking stuff:)
     

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  4. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit

    Saw this on the site.Great one!
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  5. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit

    Sorry about the above post.It wasn't meant for here.
     
  6. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks real good!
    Al
     
  7. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks real good!
    Al
     
  8. uncle eddie

    uncle eddie Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    End Result: I am hooked on cold smoked dehydrator-made jerky now. It tastes about the same as 100% smoked jerky with the added convenience of using the forced air dehydrator to make the jerky easily. Since it is made with cure and marinate, I am sure I can "cold" smoke the finished dehydrator jerky through the summer as well.
     
  9. Steve H

    Steve H Smoke Blower

    Does look good. I may need to dig out my dehydrator and give that a try.
     
  10. nanuk

    nanuk Fire Starter

    So, just to be clear, you dry it first, THEN smoke it for an hour?
     
  11. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    If you own a Tesla, and it breeds with a Prius, the offspring would be an Edison if male, or a Ge if a Female. :rolleyes:
     
  12. uncle eddie

    uncle eddie Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Correct...make the jerky as normal. Then I put it in the smoker (no heat) and use my AMNPS to smoke it.
     
  13. nanuk

    nanuk Fire Starter

    I recently purchased a dehydrator and a MES clone.
    Ima trying this when the snow melts!
     
  14. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I'll Tri it that way. But I've always smoked, then dried.
     
  15. mlrtym44

    mlrtym44 Smoke Blower

    I need to try smoking my jerky. never did it. anyone try smoking before the marinate? just curious what the difference might be.
     

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