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Old 01-07-2008, 12:10 PM
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10 hours in a dehydrator! ... WOW! I cut mine about 1/8th to 1/4 thick ... not ground, tho ..... it takes about 4-6 hours ....
I agree 10 hrs in a dehyrator and your jerky will taste like bark. If you are using a jerky gun 4 hrs is all you will need. If you use the flat adaptor peoce it wont take as long as the circular peice.
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Old 01-07-2008, 01:12 PM
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Depending on the thickness of the cut...mine is sometimes 16-20 hours. Mine does NOT have a fan so the drying time is much longer. I assure you...it does not taste like bark.

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10 hours in a dehydrator! ... WOW! I cut mine about 1/8th to 1/4 thick ... not ground, tho ..... it takes about 4-6 hours ....
I agree 10 hrs in a dehyrator and your jerky will taste like bark. If you are using a jerky gun 4 hrs is all you will need. If you use the flat adaptor peoce it wont take as long as the circular peice.
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Old 01-07-2008, 01:14 PM
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Thanks for all your help everyone!!!
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Old 01-07-2008, 01:18 PM
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Using a jerkey gun,6-7 hours is usually perfect with my dehydrator.
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Old 01-07-2008, 01:20 PM
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Thanks for all your help everyone!!!
Hey np ...... try this marinade on for size ...... let me know whatcha think if and when you do

Tony’s Venison Jerky

2 c Worcestershire sauce
2c cup Soy sauce
½ c Liquid Smoke
1 c Red Hot Sauce
6 TB Honey
3 TB Mustard
6 TB Garlic Salt
2 TB Pepper
4 TB Onion Powder
1 c Brown Sugar
To Add HEAT[/b]
2 ½ TB Crushed Red Pepper or
¼ c Tabasco sauce


Mix all marinade ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Pour into plastic container and refrigerate until needed. Measure out 2 cups of mixture for every 3# of meat to be marinated. Pour over meat slices that are already in a quart size zip lock bag. Thoroughly wet all sides of meat. Refrigerate overnight or at least 6 hours. Rotate bag every few hours, working the marinade over all meat. Drain the meat and spread the meat (be sure to NOT overlap) onto trays in single layers. If using a dehydrator, dry for 4-5 hours, (depending on thickness) checking every 2 hours. Make sure to rotate trays
(bottom to top and flipping the meat as needed), or place trays in the oven and dry at 145’ for the first 4 hours then set oven to 130’ until dry( approx. 4-8 hours). Jerky should be hard but not brittle. Blot up any fat that appears with a paper towel. * For a chewy texture, slice the meat with the grain, or across the grain for a more tender jerky.

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Old 01-07-2008, 07:34 PM
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I just got a dehydrator for christmas and can't wait to try your marinade Tony. Thanks for the recipe!
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Old 01-07-2008, 07:42 PM
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Ours takes about 8 hours. My husband does rotate the trays.

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Old 01-08-2008, 05:24 AM
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Well if you make wild recipie jerly such as venison, you wont gain hardly any weight as venison is very healthy for you as theres not much fat in it at all. Its very lean.
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I need to get one of these, only draw back is I'd be fat as a steer though if I had one, I love jerky!
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