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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-25-2016, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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Made some jerky today

I had roughly 4 lbs of ground venison left so I decided to try out my new Nesco food dehydrator and jerky gun. I used the jerky spice packets that came w/ the gun which were labeled as "original Flavor." I've never made jerky in a dehydrator, let alone w/ ground meat. I usually slice down a roast and put it in the smoker. It ended up taking roughly 5 hours. It tastes really good and has a nice texture. Does anyone have any recipes or recommendations on pre mixed jerky spice kits?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-26-2016, 10:12 AM
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Re: Made some jerky today

I've used the hi mountain kits from Gander, but only ever used a jerky gun once. Were I to try the gun again I would use season salt, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, accent, a couple dashes of soy and Worcester sauce; cayenne, tobasco, or red pepper if you want a little heat. Flash fry a small piece in a pan to test your seasoning mix, then add till it's where you want it.
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Re: Made some jerky today

What makes it even better is to take the jerky out of the dehydrator then run it through the smoker. I always run it under water and shake it off just so the smoke sinks in a bit more.
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Re: Made some jerky today

I use the Nesco food dehydrator and brother has a bigger Cabelas model. I only use the Nesco spices. To me they taste the best. I add a little black pepper and Worcestershire sauce to spice it up.
I use the gun or cut strips. Both pretty darn good.
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Re: Made some jerky today

I've been using the jerky gun and Nesco spices as well. I started making a mixture of bbq sauce, hot sauce, and diluting a bit with water. Brush it on the strips and then put it in the dehydrator. Adds a nice kick to the finished jerky.
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Re: Made some jerky today

I'm going to have to try some of these. Thanks for recommendations. I took some jerky into work today, My partner seemed to enjoy it. I think he ate close to a pound of it.
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Re: Made some jerky today

I usually try different variations of the recipes at this site:

https://www.survivalmonkey.com/threa...recipes.50639/

The spicy sweet is my favorite and I don't typically follow the recipes exactly but they give you a good idea of what to put in. Doing a quick cure before dehydrating really changes the game and makes it almost a cross between jerky and snack sticks.
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