I had a little jerky making session

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by goat, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I started this last week and the weather turned misty for a couple of days an slowed things down, but I finally got it dry.

    First pic is running the meat thru a tenderizer, then season and let set overnight, next hang in the smokehouse and smoke for 8 to 10 hours. Finally the jerky is dry and ready to package.
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  2. rip

    rip Smoking Fanatic

    Thats some good lookin jerky Goat. What kind of tenderizer is that?
     
  3. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    nice goat.......REAL nice.............d*mn.........
     
  4. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    RIP, I do not have a clue. I bought a house one time and got that tenderizer, a slicer and a band saw. I have no use for the band saw and should sell it, but I use the rest.
     
  5. rip

    rip Smoking Fanatic

    I like it, looks like a good heavy duty one.
     
  6. seaham358

    seaham358 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nice looking jerky...

    That tenderizer looks like it could do a number on your hand if your not careful..
     
  7. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Yes, Seaham, it would probably make you quit sucking your thumb.
     
  8. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    goat........question.......

    first off.......LOVE the looks of that jerky.........

    i have done jerky for years..........BUT.......in the oven.......low, with the cracked oven door.......then we got the american harvest dehydrator.......STILL, imo, NOT jerky........not the old fashion kind which yours looks like............

    okay, now to my question......do you slice your piece of meat WITH the grain?......hence the need for the tenderizer.........?........or do you do tenderize no matter with or across the grain?........or is it just for a paticular cut of meat?


    TIA
     
  9. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Dude, I slice my meat with the grain and tenderize across the grain. If I sliced across the grain, I would still run it thru the tenderizer. It allows for better spice penetration if nothing else..
     
  10. rip

    rip Smoking Fanatic

    Good ?, I tenderize cause I think it helps with the dehydration no matter which way you slice it. And helps with the marinade.
     
  11. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    any info you got off of that machine........i mean.......is that summin thats available to us who strive to follow in your footsteps......heheheh.....
    but that IS a great idea
     
  12. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    great lookin jerky Goat , that tenderizer looks like and old hobart model ? too bad it doesn't have the safety gaurd the newer ones have , would be much safer [​IMG] , still very nice rig to have .
     
  13. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Dude, I am want to help you but I think I missed what you were asking....
     
  14. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    sorry goat...........i guess from what the others have said.......that tenderizer is a pretty standard item........i just have never ran across one.......my bad
     
  15. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Dude, it is hard to come by one like mine or something similar. They are also expensive. I really use mine a lot and that is the only way I could justify it.
     
  16. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    so goat........you think maybe one of those piercing 40 tine thing bobby's would werk.......you know, the ones made to tenderize steak?
     
  17. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

  18. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    thankx goat for your time and patience
     
  19. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    goat, that looks awesome! Did you use your new smoker?
     
  20. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Awesome ...Just Awesome goat ... Thank You
     

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