Jerky!

Hilltop

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Wet Brine;

Minced Pineapple
Habanero Sauce
Liquid Smoke
Soy Sauce
Garlic Powder

Adjust ratios to personal taste - marinate minimum 12 hours in the fridge. I typically do 24 hours.

This is my favorite low sodium jerky mix. I package my jerky in small sealed bags and keep it frozen so I'm not overly concerned with dry shelf life. It is fine for a few days on a hunting trip. The pineapple and habanero really compliment each other. I'm doing a batch this weekend so I'll post some pics. **I use a standard tray dehydrator.
 

JimP

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When I first started making it years ago before the internet came about to where you could find all kinds of cures and flavors I did a lot of soaking the meat in a wet brine. It always came out alright but it was always missing something.

For the last few years I been using the cure and flavor packages that I posted about in the first of this thread. A lot less messy and great flavor to boot. I like the mesquite but this last summer I did around 20 lbs of pepper jerky and it was great. I'll try some of the others as time goes by.
 

Prerylyon

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Hi Mtn sweet and spicy is my favorite, hands down; but Ive liked most I tried.

HT's recipe with pineapple is very interesting; I may jump in with both feet fwd on that one.

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Prerylyon

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Some real-time data to share:

For those smoking their jerky outside in a smoker in cold weather, insulation works-I know, big surprise? [emoji38]

I did a load of antelope jerky last nite. In my part of Iowa, we have a couple of inches of fresh snow; and under clear skies, the low bottomed out at 10○ last nite. I loaded my meat into the preheated smoker at 9pm and it was done this morning at 7:45am. I used a double wrapped foil mylar cell insulation blanket on all sides except the top of smoker box and it really held the heat in well. I know guys use these things in Alaska, so I wasn't entirely surprised, but the actual experience put any doubt to rest.

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Prerylyon

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'Az,

Like the smoker; off Amazon; but last I checked Sportsman Warehouse also had a good price on them. They're under $30. I think a roll of that stuff, forget the size, is about the same price at most hardware stores so a guy could make one too. I was lazy and got the one already cut to fit with the velcro attachments.

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