Moose Peppered Jerky

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by disco, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My friend gave me a big bag of frozen moose. I'd estimate about 25 pounds. I looked in the dictionary under a great friend and they had her picture! Of course I'm going to process some of the moose and 1/2 will go back to her.

    I started with jerky. I had picked up a Cabela's Variety Pack Jerky Seasoning mixes on a trip to Spokane.


    I had tried their original jerky mix in a prior post and used the Peppered Jerky mix for this.

    I took 5 pounds of the moose and thawed it until it was just frozen enough to allow me to slice the meat with my trusty ham slicer but still frozen enough to get a thin slice. I cut it into 1/8 inch slices and cut the slices into smaller pieces as I don' t like large pieces of jerky.




    I mixed the spice and cure packages of the mix with 1/2 cup of water and added it to the meat. It took a lot of mixing and a frigid had to get it thoroughly mixed.




    I covered the meat and put it in the fridge over night.

    The next day, I put the first batch of the meat in the dehydrator for an hour. Then I smoked it in a 180 F Bradley smoker with hickory pucks for an hour and then back into the dehydrator to finish. It took 3 batches so I was messing with it for most of the day and I wasn't able to get much else done as I had to keep an eye on it. Of course you have to keep hydrated so I drank some beer while watching. That's the story I gave to She Who Must Be Obeyed and I am sticking with it.




    The Verdict

    First, I will speak to the Cabela's seasonings. As soon as I bit into this I thought Pepperoni! It has quite a pepper kick and the other seasonings are tasty. If you like hot pepperoni sticks, you will love this mix.

    Second, making jerky with moose is terrific. It is incredibly lean and the nice deep meaty flavour gives a terrific taste to the jerky. This is great jerky!

    Disco
     
  2. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've been dying to get a hold of some moose to make jerky out of. That's some good looking stuff you got there!!

    Maybe your next trip should be to Edmonton. [​IMG]
     
  3. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Duke.

    I go to Edmonton a couple of times a year. My brother lives in Mundare. Speak to me nicely and I'll bring you some.

    Disco
     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice looking smoke Disco! We went for a canoe paddle today and took some of the jerky we made last weekend. Really hit the spot!
     
  5. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those are kind words, Case. However, jerky is not nearly as good as being out with friends/family in a canoe!

    Disco
     
  6. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Amazing thread my friend, very nice ! That jerky looks just awesome, so glad it turned out great for ya ! Thumbs Up

    :points1:
     
  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the point, Justin. 

    Disco
     
  8. Nice Disco!! I love moose for jerky, better than deer in my opinion. Yours looks great!
     
  9. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, BB. If I wasn't so lazy, I would go hunting and get more for myself.

    Disco
     
  10. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great. You are the jerky master.

    Have some moose. :points:
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2015
  11. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Adam. I guess that is why She Who Must Be Obeyed calls me a jerk!

    Disco
     
  12. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Disco, That jerky looks incredible, nice job![​IMG]
     
  13. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    No moose in Hawaii! Got lots of cows though...
     
  14. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, CM. I am enjoying it. 
    Maybe but I thought there was deer.

    Disco
     
  15. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    The islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai have axis deer. Supposedly about five years ago someone brought a breeding pair to the big isle but I've never seen them yet...
     

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