Jerky with Dales

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Feb 18, 2015
I have been making jerky for years. Used the oven for a long time before I got a smoker. never owned a dehydrator. Most recipes ended up tasting pretty similar. (IMO). I read about using Dales to marinate the jerky and thought well thats just simple if it works.

It worked pretty darn good! really like the taste - I added a tsp of garlic pow, onion pow, black pepper, and red pepper to one cup Dales with about 1.5+ LB of eye of the round cut about 1/4" give or take. then smoked it at 200 for 2 hours then kicked it up to 225 till done.
Best I ever made. pics is about half of the batch. no cure added this time - it wont last long enough to need it.

Made the second half with just Dales - no extra spice - very good as well.

Next try I think i will add some Guinness.

UPDATE - I used the reduced sodium version and it was a good salt level. regular would be too much salt for me.
I made another 4lb batch with this recipe:
  • 4 lb ey eof round cut 1/4" think or so.
  • one bottle of dales low sodium (16oz)
  • half can of black lager (consume other half while mixing)
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • Marinate overnight
  • smoked 180 for 2 hours and 225 for one hour. then rested a few hours on drying rack. very very good!
I think the beer thinned the dales just enough to get a better coating...its pretty thick sauce.
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