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Offline FeCheF

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Re: Beef Jerky Time
« Reply #160 on: July 24, 2020, 09:25:58 PM »
It's a secondary company I think that buy ends and pieces from Jack Links in Minong WI that a friend of his gets deals on. Once in awhile you can find it as low as $79 for 10lbs online at Walmart. Kippered beef but it's still plenty dry, and great price!

Jack Links uses plastic to make their jerky products. That stuff doesnt look like Jack Links.

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« Reply #161 on: July 24, 2020, 09:32:37 PM »
Anyway, I just started a 5lb batch of london broil. It was on sale for $2.98/lb Not the best price but not to bad for a test run.

5lb Beef
3 Cups 18% salt brine
1 Cup Worchestershire
1 Cup White sugar
2 TBSP fine black pepper
10 Jalapeno's seeded and pureed
4 tsp MSG
10g cure #1

Will do a test cook in 24 hours, if it passes, another 24 hours i will smoke.

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Re: Beef Jerky Time
« Reply #162 on: July 24, 2020, 10:02:18 PM »
I really need to get  a vacuum tumbler. Dont you have one Jon? Can you find me one for a reasonable price? I seen cheap $hit on Amazon and Ebay, but i want something good quality, don't care if its used. I know nothing about them, maybe you can steer me in the right direction?
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« Reply #163 on: July 24, 2020, 10:32:34 PM »
I have this one which is okay for smaller stuff.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0115CGX4I/?tag=pmak-20

I use a separate vacuum pump for it though. Robinaire 15300,
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000O1E5UQ/?tag=pmak-20
I also have a Lyco LT-40 that I stole on Ebay in the early days for 235 bucks, about 10 times less than its worth!!! https://images.app.goo.gl/oNHHB8mPaAvkG9Gc7

Don't use the big one much anymore, but once in awhile it comes in handy! That should give you some ideas.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2020, 10:34:13 PM by Jackitup »
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Re: Beef Jerky Time
« Reply #164 on: July 24, 2020, 11:52:10 PM »
I have this one which is okay for smaller stuff.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0115CGX4I/?tag=pmak-20

I use a separate vacuum pump for it though. Robinaire 15300,
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000O1E5UQ/?tag=pmak-20
I also have a Lyco LT-40 that I stole on Ebay in the early days for 235 bucks, about 10 times less than its worth!!! https://images.app.goo.gl/oNHHB8mPaAvkG9Gc7

Don't use the big one much anymore, but once in awhile it comes in handy! That should give you some ideas.



I think the Lyco is what i remember seeing you use for buckboard bacon?  I definitely need something more commercial. I have no issue spending  5x as much as that Amazon link. I just want something Top Notch.

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Re: Beef Jerky Time
« Reply #165 on: July 25, 2020, 12:21:27 AM »
Me and my buddy were just talking the other day about more buckboard, been several years! I have some nice bellies I need to work up too, but since my stent last Nov. I've been paranoid!!!😳🤣
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« Reply #166 on: July 26, 2020, 03:57:32 PM »
I ordered a Stainless Steel tumbler on amazon. It says its 5 gallon. But i don't think it pulls vacuum. It was $300 (some $200 off sale). I figure i can just buy a separate vac like the one you linked, drill a hole in the tank and put a stainless steel ball valve in and add a barb fitting i can just pull vac and remove the hose. It beat paying $1500+ for something similar.

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« Reply #167 on: July 27, 2020, 08:56:41 PM »
Turned out great. You can really taste the Beef and Jalapenos without being too spicy since i removed the seeds. Lost about 50% of original weight.





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« Reply #168 on: July 27, 2020, 09:20:10 PM »
Looks just how I like it. Very nice!
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« Reply #169 on: July 27, 2020, 10:09:51 PM »
You feel like you nailed the salt then?    Looks great.   Haven’t made jerky In a while but need to get back on it.

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« Reply #170 on: July 28, 2020, 06:16:15 AM »
You feel like you nailed the salt then?    Looks great.   Haven’t made jerky In a while but need to get back on it.

Yeah i think the 18% was very close. The recipe i posted was very well balanced in terms of salt, heat, and sweet.

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