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Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by SonnyE, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So I gathered up a 9+ pound Pork Loin yesterday.
    I cut it into chunks I could fit into my premade-from-a-roll, 11" X 11" and froze up 5 vacuumed bag chunks.
    I kept out an end that was pretty big to make myself a pile of Pork Loin Jerky to enjoy when sitting in L.A. Traffic pulling a rental trailer.
    I carry a 30 ounce vacuum glass (Tumbler) of water and ice to sip on, and a jug of additional water for refills for those long days.
    I found that XM stations of C&W, Jerky, and cold water, keeps me entertained while dealing with traffic morons. I settle in behind an 18 wheeler, munch, and enjoy tunes.
    So I seasoned mine up with a simple recipe, and added 1/2 tsp of Cyan to ward off most interest. (OH! It's too peppery!) :rolleyes:o_O ;)
    Heh, heh, more for me. My little buddy likes it, but drinks a lot of water after.

    I used this recipe, but used Pork Loin, and because I'm a deviate, I added 1/2 tsp of Cyan Pepper to the marinade for heat, and I used my new Foodsaver Vacuum Marinade Chamber over night to marinade my pork loin after slicing it. (It worked wonderfully)
    I DO NOT use any liquid smoke. If anything, I tend to be a bit heavy handed with my Garlic and Pepper. I like the Cyan for that "afterburn". (That insures my jerky gets left alone around here. :p )
    5 hours in the Presto Dehydro was right for me.

    Cracked open some beers, a jar of Al's Pickles, and several handfuls of this Pork Loin Jerky.
    The 5 YO Grand Daughter approves of Al's Dill Pickles,
    but the jerky is too hot, and she isn't old enough for beer yet.
    Nice Family Saturday.

    Little Ava told her Mama, "I'm sugar. Because Grandpa said so." :rolleyes:
    I don't have much influence around here... :p;)

    I think Pork Loin is my favorite Jerky meat. ;)
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2018
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  2. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Sounds like a fun family day!!
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  3. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Hey Sonny, Thanks a lot for the link to Jerkyholic. New to me.

    Your pork jerky sounds great.

    I'm not so much of a dill pickle guy, but Al's recipe is intriguing, (And a masterful post).
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  4. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds like a really good jerky and granddaughter time Sonny - good for you.

    Point for sure.
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  5. ksblazer

    ksblazer Smoking Fanatic

    Teriyaki jerky is one of my favorite styles of jerky. Adding some heat with the cayenne and making it spicy would only make it that much better.

    Made my first batch of pork jerky last month. It was Thai style. My next batch will be teriyaki style.
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  6. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It was Al.
    Little Ava (5) was spending the night. Perfect time to pop open a jar of Pickles I made last weekend.
    Man were they good! I was pleased little Ava liked them, too.
    We about wiped out the jar. :eek:
    Grandma said we both smelled like Garlic. :oops:
  7. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I really like using Pork Loin for my Jerky anymore.
    First, it is inexpensive. So I get more pounds for my bucks.
    And it's easy to do. I like vacuum marinading, but began by just leaving it in the fridge to marinade. (Usually overnight)

    Al's Pickle Recipe is great! Try it some time.
    I tried it with a single pint jar, and no vacuum. So Good!
    I got myself a package of jars with Al's Pickles in mind.
    I use my Ziplock Vacuum Sealer and the Jar Sealers with a vacuum hose.
    (NOT NECESSARY) But I wanted to speed things up.
    If you have any Mason Jars around, you would be all set to try it.
    You may find you like it. ;)
  8. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It was Chris! She and her little sister and older Brother all Love pickles.
    I was really glad to see her scarf up on Al's Pickles.
    We discovered she likes watching the World Series, too.
    Shouldn't be surprised though. She is a very athletic little girl. Loves the trampoline, Cartwheels for days, and loves her soccer team.
    I need to find a reliable source for pickle sized cucumbers. I did make some pickle chips along with my spears with larger hothouse Cuc's.
  9. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah, it is becoming one of my favorites.
    At first, I added a whole tsp, but it was a bit too hot.
    If the jerky comes out too hot, it takes a lot more beer. (During the off hours, of course) ;)
    But 1/2 tsp seems to be just right to me. Dog likes it, I like it, But the wife don't like it. :rolleyes:

    When I remove it from the dehydrator, I cut mine into bite size pieces into a brown paper bag (Lunch sized) to cool.
    Of course, my little bud is right there to clean up any that accidentally falls to the floor. :rolleyes:
    I just use Will's recipe anymore, with my added 1/2 tsp of heat.
    Not overly sweet, but spiked with a nice afterburn.
    I do leave out the Liquid Smoke, myself.

    And peppers are high in Vitamin A, so it is good for you. LOL!
    (Or is it just that Peppers tend to open your eyes wider? :eek:)
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