• Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

Jerky....Dry or wet cure??

shellbellc

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
1,757
18
Joined Jun 7, 2006
I've only done jerky twice now and it's with a HiMtn jerky cure. I was looking through the jerky threads and it seems as though there is almost more who send their strips swimming instead of hanging out on the beach. Is there a better way? Does a dry cure help meat last longer (not that it's been a worry with my 13 year old carnivore eatin up the product!!) I've only tried muscle jerky, I don't have a shooter, but actually I think I prefer the whole muscle. Thoughts???
 

deejaydebi

Legendary Pitmaster
8,005
23
Joined Nov 18, 2006
Shell -

The shooter is okay not stringy tastes the same to me just chews different. Make sure to use really lean (95 - 97 %) burger. I've onl used the mix that came with it and found it really salty.

I mixed up my normal wet mix (but not as much) and it was great. I did 10 lbs and it was gone just as fast as the sliced meat style I only make 5 lbs of.
 

deejaydebi

Legendary Pitmaster
8,005
23
Joined Nov 18, 2006
Shell -

I figured a recipe might be in order ...

Here's the simplest most adaptable recipe I have:

4 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup soy sauce

Other spices of your choosing:

garlic powder
onion powder
cajun spice
crushed red pepper
basil
dill
all spice
apple juice
lemon juice
orange juice
.................................

Taste the juice if you like it use it add stuff as you go
 

shellbellc

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
1,757
18
Joined Jun 7, 2006
Thanks Deb! How long to you let it marinade? The dry rub I do is 24 hours for 1/4 inch thick slices.
 

deejaydebi

Legendary Pitmaster
8,005
23
Joined Nov 18, 2006
If your doing slices a half hour or so is enough. I kind of go by color - when it's brown it's ready! Also depends on how frozen it is.
 

Latest posts

Top Bottom
  AdBlock Detected

We noticed that you're using an ad-blocker, which could block some critical website features. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker.