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Offline SamboRoberts

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Making my own beef jerky.
« on: December 22, 2009, 12:50:25 PM »
Well, here goes nothing, I suppose. The meat has been marinated for close to 24 hours. Most of it was put in the oven without washing off the marinade, some was washed and then rolled in spices.

It's in the oven now, drying. Depending on how it turns out, I may just make myself a biltong box.


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Re: Making my own beef jerky.
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2009, 12:50:36 PM »

So, you found a use for the oven!?

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Re: Making my own beef jerky.
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2009, 01:51:56 PM »
How was it? How long did it take to dry?
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Re: Making my own beef jerky.
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2009, 09:39:05 PM »
Did you have to roll the beef flat before  hanging?  How long did it take to dry?  Would it have been better in a fruit dehydrator or some such?

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Re: Making my own beef jerky.
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2009, 01:00:00 PM »
Turned out quite nice. I didn't time how long it took to dry, but roughly 5-6 hours at 60-70o. I've got some more marinating right now, tomorrow I'll wash it first before drying. I didn't do that last time and I reckon I should've.

This time around I've also cut it a bit thicker, the strips are about 1/2" x 1/2". More news in a couple of days.

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Re: Making my own beef jerky.
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2010, 10:26:10 PM »

The more chili and black pepper, the better!

The Viets have some good ones coated in curry powder too.

Give that a go too.