Dried jerky to long. How do I save it.

Discussion in 'Drying/Dehydrating' started by miamited, May 6, 2013.

  1. miamited

    miamited Fire Starter

    I made some beef jerky and left it in to long. Now it is way to dry. Not chewy at all. I tried putting some in a sandwich bag and that in a gallon zip lock with a wet paper towel. Heated that slightly in the microwave to bring some of the moisture out of the paper towel and left it in for about a day. The jerky did not absorb any of the moisture.

    Any ideas on how to save the jerky? I would hate to throw out a few pounds of meat.

  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Try freezing some & thawing it???

    I slice & freeze a lot of Smoked Ham, and whenever I thaw it out, it's dripping moist.

    Not saying this will work, but you never know.

  3. miamited

    miamited Fire Starter


    Sorry I didn't get back sooner to thank you. I had to freeze it twice, but it helped.
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's Great !!!

    I didn't know if it would work on dry jerky, but I'm glad it helped.

  5. biteme7951

    biteme7951 Meat Mopper

    Make some jerky stuff out of it. grind it up in a food processor and a little pinch between the cheek and gum will get the spit glands moving. The convenience stores sell it in a snuff like container and the kids eat it up.

  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    I forgot all about that stuff-----That's been out a long time, and I bought it when I was a kid !!!

    Great idea to make your own!!!


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