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I may need the smoker gods

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by JJS, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. JJS

    JJS Smoke Blower

    DE534834-42B7-4AEE-AAFC-F42893B195E7.jpeg So my 17yr old son is on spring break this week, and apparently bored!

    I came home to my slicer on the counter in front of 5# of sliced beef on a tray, my natural reaction was “what the hell are you making and where did you get the beef?”
    JR- “ it was in the fridge and in making jerky”
    Me- “what recipe are you using?”
    JR- “I’m gonna wing it”
    Me-“ so your just gonna wing it with $30 worth of meat that was going on the smoker this weekend?”
    JR- “yup, it’ll be on the smoker before this weekend don’t worry”

    Gotta love the ambition...... hopefully I’m not throwing away 5# of jerky, good thing he didn’t find the 15# prime rib roast in the other fridge, would have been a way different discussion!!!

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  2. smokerjim

    smokerjim Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    hope he's going to leave you some and not take it all back to school with him, thumbs up to your son for jumping right in there and taking care of business!! hope it turns out good
  3. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I was gonna tell you what I was doin when I was 17 , but I was affraid he might read it ,,,
    That's awesome . Glad he has the interest .
  4. JJS

    JJS Smoke Blower

    I know what I was doing at 17 and it wasn’t making jerky!
    The poor kid has had smoke in his face since he could walk, he is now trying to convince me to bust the chargriller out of the barn to do some mods to it so he can fire that up in the near future..... I see smoker mods in my future
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  5. smokerjim

    smokerjim Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I wish I could tell you what I was doing when I was 17, but it's a little foggy, oh the 80's, be thrilled he's into smoking meat.
  6. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    1st welcome to the forum JJS. Seems Jr was in training all his life and he paid attention. :emoji_wink: :emoji_laughing:

  7. OH the 60's

    Be grateful for his interest in smoking MEAT and not something else
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  8. schlotz

    schlotz Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    yup, there was a different kind of smoking going on then LOL
  9. JJS

    JJS Smoke Blower


    Here is the final product, it’s not perfect but it’s a start. The flavor is decent, a bit over cooked for my liking in some spots. Over all a success
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  10. smokerjim

    smokerjim Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    looks pretty good from here