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Jerky?

ravenclan

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Has any one tried doing jerky on their pellet smoker?

If so how did it turn out and do you have any pics to share??
 

Winterrider

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A friend of mine does on his traeger all the time. Tough to keep temps low
 

eddiememphis

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If you want smoky jerky simply cold smoke it after its dried.
Or smoke it for an hour or two while it is still cold and wet so more smoke particulates adhere to the meat. Then transfer it to a dehydrator or the oven.

My GMG's lowest temperature is 150°. I have not made jerky on it since it is a lot easier to add a little liquid smoke to the marinade and put it in the dehydrator.
 

bregent

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Has any one tried doing jerky on their pellet smoker?
Sure, it works great. I have done a several batches. Use the lowest temp you can. My Memphis only gets down to 180F so you've really got to watch it.
 

Jabiru

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I do it like eddiememphis eddiememphis suggests. If I add cure #1 to the Jerky I cold smoke it for a few hours, then into dehydrator.

Or i simply pop it in my GMG at 150F and for a few hours, then into dehydrator. Just saves a few pellets really, although I can run my GMG on 180F for 9-10 hours and it uses a handful of pellets or @150F it is less than a handful. I fond 180F the sweet spot for most smoke on mine.

Real smoke in Jerky is what makes it for me.
 

sandyut

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all the time! I run my Rec Tec at 180 for 2-4 hours then kick it up to 225 to finish the drying to my liking. I cut my jerky beef at about 1/4" so its a little thick at the start. works great!

I make two kinds
I prefer the OFG, wife prefers dales. they are different for sure, both are good.

its easy - pellet grill works great. good luck and post us some picks.
 

ravenclan

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I have done jerky in all my other smokers so now i want to try it in the pellet smoker.
So far the wood smoker has turned out the best jerky, just a lot of work and beer!
 

BC Buck

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Iv done it on my pro at 180 also.Hardest part IMO is to figure out when to say its finished.
 

huntem

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I have done it in the oven and on my little Chief before. Years ago.
Now i would like to try it on my Pellet grill.
The drier the better.
 

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