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Posted: 10/3/2004 9:41:18 PM EST
What is some good jerky to get?

I havent had any beef jerky in about a year now.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 9:44:01 PM EST
tag

for pretty much the same reason
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 9:44:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/3/2004 9:45:01 PM EST by byron2112]
This might be crap as far as jerky goes,I'm no expert,but Oberto(pretty sure) makes these bags of Jerky that sell in the supermarket...they're different flavors...you know,teryaki,ect.

I love the hickory flavory.

Expensive shit though,think it's 6-7 bucks a bag.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 9:45:17 PM EST
Try going to a gun show, they specialize in beef jerky.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 9:45:50 PM EST
I used to order some, but I cant think of the place at the moment.

Store hasnt had any on sale, when they do I load up on it.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 9:45:55 PM EST
Buffalo Jerky is always good
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 9:46:06 PM EST
if you go to a local stoer like wallmart they have some bullafo jerkey that is kick ass also there is a type of jerkey that hjas a lumberjack on it not sure the name but it is damn good squeese the bag to bake sure it is tender...
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 9:46:23 PM EST
Originally Posted By spork:
Try going to a gun show, they specialize in beef jerky.[/quote

Last show had NO jerky, the one around here as low quality/taste jerky]
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 9:47:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/3/2004 9:50:09 PM EST by ColonelKlink]
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 9:51:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/3/2004 9:52:36 PM EST by byron2112]
I'm talkin about the flaky,leathery type a jerky,if you want "tender" go to a butcher.There's one near me that sells some very good stuff,but it costs over 15 bucks a pound...primo stuff though,bout half an inch thick,no grisle,just tender meat.

Butchers also sell some kick ass pepperoni sticks.

Not those dried up,oily,twigs ya get at the store,but tender,flavorfull,beefy,ropes...again,expensive,but worth it IMO.

I love that stuff!

Link Posted: 10/3/2004 10:17:25 PM EST
I dont even know if you can still really find a butcher around here. I'll try to look
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 10:41:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By spork:
Try going to a gun show, they specialize in beef jerky.



+1

Anymore, that's the only reason I go to California gun shows - to sample good jerky.

Other than that, Jack Links is good. Nice and soft :)
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 11:16:25 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 11:20:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/3/2004 11:23:07 PM EST by AvengeR15]
Homemade will ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS be better and cheaper than store bought jerky.

Its kind of like reloading, except beef jerky rarely explodes when you bite into it if you used to much pepper.



Link Posted: 10/3/2004 11:26:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/3/2004 11:37:32 PM EST by FanoftheBlackRifle]
OK....for a n00b

what do you NEED (I'm on a budget, can't afford all the 'would be nice' items) to make your own jerky?

And any good/easy recepies?


edited because somehow I spelled "items" as "times"
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 11:27:14 PM EST
Yea what all do I need and what cut of beast is best?
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 11:39:21 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 11:41:19 PM EST

I use the spices that are in my picture. The jerky pictured was made in the oven, at lowest temperature setting with door cracked open an inch or two.

Now, I use a dehydrator I bought at Wal-mart for $40, and a deli meat slicer, which is 10x easier than cutting meat by hand. I use London Broil cut whenever I can find it, because it is very lean, and not overly expensive.

Marinate the sliced meat overnight in the fridge, then put it on the dehydrator for 6-8 hours, checking it every once in a while.

It is a little time consuming, but worth it in the end.

Link Posted: 10/3/2004 11:49:36 PM EST
Damn, I thought this was going to be another masturbation thread..
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 12:00:30 AM EST
Thanks MrsGloftoe and AvengeR15

Since I'm going grocery shopping tomorrow, I'll pick up some lean beef and give it a shot. At the very least, I'll learn something.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 12:01:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By FanoftheBlackRifle:
Thanks MrsGloftoe and AvengeR15

Since I'm going grocery shopping tomorrow, I'll pick up some lean beef and give it a shot. At the very least, I'll learn something.



I quess I might try the same thing over the weekend. Post how well it comes out before Friday so I'll know what not to do
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 12:17:28 AM EST
This is a bit off topic, but since you folks are talking about marinating. I know many of us have one of those vacuum sealing machines. Well, if you marinate a lot of meat, you can get one of those special dishes that hold a vacuum, and you can marinate meat in terms of minute rather than hours when done under a vacuum. That should speed things along.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 12:17:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Originally Posted By FanoftheBlackRifle:
Thanks MrsGloftoe and AvengeR15

Since I'm going grocery shopping tomorrow, I'll pick up some lean beef and give it a shot. At the very least, I'll learn something.



I quess I might try the same thing over the weekend. Post how well it comes out before Friday so I'll know what not to do



Hopefully I'll have time to get it sliced and in the marinade tuesday night, and have time to cook it wednesday. If you're really lucky I'll keep track of how long it took and other little details like that.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 4:07:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By MrsGloftoe:
It's ridiculous to spend $25/lb on beef jerky when you can spend that much on a dehydrator at Wal-mart and make your own on the cheap!



Does a dehydrator really work for jerky? I thought they never got hot enough to kill the bacterial (I forget the temp you need to kill the bacteria in meat).

Here is a recent thread on jerky:

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=276395

I have some on order from HiCountry.com in Montana. Hope it's good.

GunLvr
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 4:11:04 AM EST
You won't find any better than at the Eunice Meat Locker in Eunice, NM.

People drive in from everywhere just to get a pound.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 4:29:51 AM EST
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