vacuum bagged jerky

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by seg400exr, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. seg400exr

    seg400exr Newbie

    I am a first time poster long time reader. I will tell you about myself in rollcal soon. I was wondering how long I should marinade jerky in a vacuum and be safe vs 24 hours. Both with cure.
  2. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    any amount of time is fine, overnight or 24 hours is usually standard.

    it's usually a good idea to rinse off and pat meat dry after marinating.
  3. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've never seen anything regarding vacuum curing taking less time than standard curing. I think it probably does an excellent job in distributing the marinade and the cure but the jerky still needs to cure 24 hours. I don't make jerky uncured so I can't help you out with that question. My brain tells me that when you marinade anything you are doing one or both of two things. Tenderizing and or flavoring. Both of these would be a matter of preference as to how strong you want to flavor and or how tender you want the meat. As far as curing goes..... 24 hours regardless of the method in my book.
  4. seg400exr

    seg400exr Newbie

    Thanks for the info I was trying to cut down on marinating time but I guess I will just have to wait 24 hours.

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