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Vac Seal for marinade?

illini40

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For doing whole muscle jerky and using a wet/damp marinade/cure mix, is there benefit to using a vacuum sealer instead of just a bowl or ziploc bag?

If so, do you use the “moist” setting on the vac sealer? Leave some room/air in the bag, rather than removing any/all air?
 

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Most of the time I just get as much air as I can out of a zip lock bag and zip it. If it is going to be a long soak I will get all the air possible out of a vac bac and just seal it, no vaccum.
 

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If I am not mistaken the "moist" setting automatically adjusts the amount of vacuum to leave some air in the bag.
You can also do a manual override by pressing the seal button.
When I originally bought my FoodSaver brand vac sealer, I also bought the marinade in minutes 2 Qt container.
I prefer using that instead of bags for marinating.
 

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I just use a stainless mixing bowl...cover with saran wrap .. that way I can use some tongs and mix it up every once in a while... but the same can be done in a zip lock baggie... just squish/mix it around ...
 

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I use the Foodsaver marinade containers too.
They are easy to use & they seem to impart more flavor in a quicker time.
That works for any marinade, not just for jerky.
Al
 

illini40

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I just put the meat and marinade in a large enough mason jar and vac seal it.
Thanks, Steve. Good reminder to me to use the container sealing option.

Most of the time I just get as much air as I can out of a zip lock bag and zip it. If it is going to be a long soak I will get all the air possible out of a vac bac and just seal it, no vaccum.
Thank you. Why would you just seal it, with no vacuum? Curious.

If I am not mistaken the "moist" setting automatically adjusts the amount of vacuum to leave some air in the bag.
You can also do a manual override by pressing the seal button.
When I originally bought my FoodSaver brand vac sealer, I also bought the marinade in minutes 2 Qt container.
I prefer using that instead of bags for marinating.
Thank you. I need to look into the containers.

I just use a stainless mixing bowl...cover with saran wrap .. that way I can use some tongs and mix it up every once in a while... but the same can be done in a zip lock baggie... just squish/mix it around ...
Thank you. This is my typical approach too, and was curious if the vac seal helped with anything.

I use the Foodsaver marinade containers too.
They are easy to use & they seem to impart more flavor in a quicker time.
That works for any marinade, not just for jerky.
Al
Thanks, Al. Another vote for the containers.
 

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