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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-02-2016, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
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Jerky Issue

I just started making Jerky and are using pre package packets. One issue is I keep getting a white mold after about two days in fridge. Is this potentially from not letting it air dry when it comes out of the smoker? Or air dry enough?
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Re: Jerky Issue

I have seen jerky get moldy like you described, but that's after 2 weeks or more, not 2 days. Sounds to me like you aren't drying all of the moisture out of the jerky. The mold is harmless, just make a mixture of 1/2 water and 1/2 lemon juice and wipe it off.

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Re: Jerky Issue

Is it mold, or dried salt?

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Re: Jerky Issue

[quote=BCozhunter]Is it mold, or dried salt?
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Re: Jerky Issue

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Is it mold, or dried salt?
My thought also,one way to see is put your tongue on it and taste it.
I have not had any mold on mine and been making it for quit a few years.

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Re: Jerky Issue

It is not the dried salt. Maybe I will keeping the vent open more.
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Re: Jerky Issue

It shouldnt mold in two days in fridge. Did you use a cure pack?
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Re: Jerky Issue

I always let my jerky sit out at least overnight spread out in a large baking pan to allow it to dry after it's done. I'll then put it in a Zip-Lok bag. I also never put mine in the fridge. If it's well salted and dried, no need to refrigerate.
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Thanks the new batch turned out pretty good. I let it sit out longer and it seemed to do the trick.
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Re: Jerky Issue

might be congealed grease

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