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The bride wanted some beef jerky

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by crankybuzzard, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Seldom does she specify exactly what she wants, but she said I was to make it just like I did last time. Oops! Other than the cure, I seldom measure when making beef jerky.

    I sliced up a 4 pound eye or round into round disks so the bite will be across the grain

    Mixed up my marinade, added a shot of whiskey, measured my cure, and then dumped everything over into the vacuum tumbler.

    After tumbling for an hour, I laid all of the pieces into the MES and set the temp at 130 to dry for a couple of hours.

    After 2 hours of dry time, I added a mix of hickory and mesquite pellets and let the smoke go for around 3 hours. Dried overnight at 150 and she's now a happy girl! 4 pounds of raw resulted in just over 1.5 pounds of jerky.

    I have some Thai jerky marinating and should smoke tomorrow.
     
  2. b-one

    b-one Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    I'll take some jerky please! Looks tasty!Thumbs Up
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Looks tasty!
     
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good on this end...   I'd eat it... 
     
  5. SmokinAl

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

    I'm not a big fan of jerky.

    BUT yours looks very good!

    I'd sure give it a try!

    Nice job Charlie!!

    Al
     
  6. bdskelly

    bdskelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Good stuff buddy! point! B
     
  7. disco

    disco Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a pile of tasty to me.

    Disco
     
  8. WaterinHoleBrew

    WaterinHoleBrew Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Awesome CB ! Thumbs Up
     
  9. gary s

    gary s SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Nice looking Jerky there CB   -----    nPoints

    Gary
     
  10. crazymoon

    crazymoon Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    CB, Good looking stuff!
     
  11. lemans

    lemans Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I gotta try this!!!