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Smoking Techniques => Jerky Making => Topic started by: muebe on June 13, 2011, 07:29:13 am

Title: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: muebe on June 13, 2011, 07:29:13 am
Well it was that time again. Time for more Beef Jerky Nuggets. The last batch I made was mediocre due to the inferior meat >:( So this time I used the Costco meat again and will not make that mistake ;) Started with a little over 5lbs of chunked stew meat from Costco. There was not much trimming required just some cutting of the larger pieces. The nuggets were vacuum marinated and then rested in the fridge for about 8 hours in a mixture of Soy Vay Veri Veri Teriyaki, Cure#1 and a little cayenne for spice. Then placed in the Bradley with the PID set at 150F and the convection fan on overnight for 8 hours. With one hour of mesquite and one hour of Pecan for two hours total smoke time. I normally just smoke them in the Bradley and then the rest of the time in the dehydrator but with the swamp cooler on in the house the humidity is way too high inside right now to dehydrate...plus I have the convection fan on the OBS so I figured it is a large dehydrator now ;D

After 6 hours I woke up and pulled them out. They were coated with more Soy Vay and then back for 2 more hours in the OBS for the finish. These are the best I have made so far. Moist and tender nuggets that are just like beef candy. I had a nice even dry across all trays and did not have to worry about rotating them. The convection fan worked perfectly for dehydrating ;D

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Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: SamuelG on June 13, 2011, 07:37:11 am
I'm sure they are all gone! Great color.  Another item to add to my list.


Thanks. 
SamuelG

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Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: MidKnightRider on June 13, 2011, 07:58:19 am
muebe Great looking nuggets!
Looks like I'm going to have to make time to put a fan and element in my OBS so I too can make some of this GOODNESS!
Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: ghost9mm on June 13, 2011, 11:57:04 am
Partner that will be some awesome jerky, I have some venison jerky in the dehydrator right now...
Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: NePaSmoKer on June 13, 2011, 01:02:13 pm
Going to call em muebe nuggets

My address is being PM to you.. :D

Looks good.
Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: OU812 on June 13, 2011, 01:08:38 pm
Them jerky nuggets look Veri Veri gooood.  ;D
Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: Keymaster on June 16, 2011, 05:14:33 am
Nice Job Muebe!!!!
Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: squirtthecat on June 16, 2011, 05:27:15 am

I saw some of that Soy Vay at the store yesterday...     3 different flavors.   Looked interesting!
Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: Tenpoint5 on June 16, 2011, 06:32:11 am
Them nuggets turned out looking pretty great. How many are left after the taste test?
Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: muebe on June 16, 2011, 10:15:22 am
Them nuggets turned out looking pretty great. How many are left after the taste test?

Chris I have to watch how many samples I test for quality control so there was quite a bit left to bag. There is a high demand for these nuggets from friends and family so they do disappear pretty quickly ;D
Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: SiFumar on June 16, 2011, 03:30:16 pm
Looks sooooo good.  One day when I have time I will have to try these!
Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: SamuelG on June 28, 2011, 04:36:34 pm
I FOUND SOME!!

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Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: Keymaster on June 28, 2011, 04:47:45 pm
Definately next on my list to do!!!! where did you get your soy vay Muebe?
Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: muebe on June 28, 2011, 05:10:36 pm
I used to get the big jug from Costco but they recently stopped carrying it. So now I buy the small bottles from Vons market.
Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: Smokin Soon on June 28, 2011, 05:12:14 pm
I never saw it at Costco, but in NorCal I get it at Wallymart.
Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: Keymaster on June 28, 2011, 05:48:48 pm
Thanks guys, I don't think I have a Vons so I'll try wallyworld.
Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: JF7FSU on July 04, 2011, 12:44:56 pm
I never thought of reapplying sauce after smoking.  Interesting.
Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: SnellySmokesEm on July 18, 2011, 12:01:56 pm
Mueb - So if I read this right you did NOT use a dehydrator for this batch?  What is this convection fan you speak of and how does it work?  I want to make jerky nuggets and I dont have a dehydrator. 
Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: muebe on July 18, 2011, 01:04:47 pm
Mueb - So if I read this right you did NOT use a dehydrator for this batch?  What is this convection fan you speak of and how does it work?  I want to make jerky nuggets and I dont have a dehydrator. 

Here are the pics of my convection fan mod in my OBS. It moves the air in the cabinet causing very even temps and drying. I did not need to rotate any racks

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Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: SnellySmokesEm on July 18, 2011, 01:09:14 pm
Gotcha... Thanks...  Is there a poor man version of this? 
Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: muebe on July 18, 2011, 01:16:28 pm
Well I paid $30 for the fan off of e-bay used. It is a fan for a fridgidaire convection oven. You can dehydrate in your smoker without a fan. You just gotta keep the temps from 145f to 160f and rotate the racks every 30 minutes. No water pan and vent wide open.

You can do it in your house oven as long as it can keep those lower temps.
Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: OU812 on July 18, 2011, 02:24:37 pm
One of these thingys will turn your smoker into a dehydrator.

http://www.alliedkenco.com/vent-power-11512volt.aspx

Just dont put it on the smoker till after the smoke is done.

But for the price I would buy a dehydrator.
Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: DTAggie on July 18, 2011, 09:05:54 pm
Muebe, did you use a whole bottle of the soy vay?  What is a good amount of pepper for 5 lbs to kick it up a bit? 
Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: muebe on July 18, 2011, 09:21:04 pm
Muebe, did you use a whole bottle of the soy vay?  What is a good amount of pepper for 5 lbs to kick it up a bit? 

Yes it takes entire small bottle. About half the bottle for the marinade and a 1/4 cup of water/cure #1 solution. And then the other half for re-applying the marinade for the finish.

I have been adding a teaspoon to the marinade so maybe a couple more depending on the strength of your pepper and how hot you like it. I like it really hot but need to be careful because I am not the only one who eats it. But I also sprinkle half of the batch with crushed red pepper after re-applying the marinade for that extra kick ;)
Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: SnellySmokesEm on July 19, 2011, 07:52:25 am
Ok, so this got me thinkin'.  On my masterbuilt I have a hole on the side where I insert the chip loader to add more chips.

(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i82/matts887/IMG00703-20110718-1911.jpg)

Could I place a fan there and blow air thru the smoker and act as a convection fan and blow out the moisture?
Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: muebe on July 19, 2011, 08:05:36 am
Well you are going to want something that circulates the air and not draws outside air in otherwise your smoker is going to be struggling to keep the proper temps....

So you could put a fan like I have in there. You would need to make a metal plate to cover the hole and have a small hole in the plate for your fan spindle to go through. Then the fan would mount to the outside of the smoker. A simple switch could control the fan.

The fan would also improve your smoker's cooking ability by making it convection. The air will be circulated in the cabinet and naturally make it's way up and out the vent due to natural heat rise.

The reason why I chose the fan I am using is because the fan is designed to run for long periods in a extreme heat environment, has just the right rpm for proper circulation, the fan is designed to circulate the air against the cabinet wall, and is a slim design.

Now just to locate the proper fan...


Here is a new one for $45 on flea-bay...

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-WHIRLPOOL-OVEN-CONVECTION-FAN-MOTOR-W10167917-/170648825266?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27bb766db2#ht_879wt_1270
Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: SnellySmokesEm on July 19, 2011, 08:29:32 am
Thanks mueb!  I think I am going to do a trial run with the smoker "as is" and go from there.  Shoot maybe I should just by a dehydrator??
Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: muebe on July 19, 2011, 08:34:44 am
Well a good dehydrator will cost you at least $70 or more...

$45 for a fan and some of your time will make your Masterbuilt smoker a convection smoker and dehydrator. Those fans are always being sold on flea bay and you might find one used for half the price if you keep looking ;D
Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: OldHoss on November 01, 2012, 08:34:32 pm
I gotta get me some of that Say Vay stuff.  A little searching is in order here I believe - those pictures are just too bloody good.
Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: mhiykmeel63 on November 01, 2012, 09:18:51 pm
So you can mix the cure with water and add it to the marinade? Then reapply  when going from the smoker to the dehydrator, right?
Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: mhiykmeel63 on November 01, 2012, 09:22:46 pm
Hey Hoss, if you cant find the Soy Vey, Kikomans makes a good teriyaki too.
Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: jmforester on January 17, 2014, 10:33:18 am
Hi, I know this post is old, but what is the texture and interior of the nuggets like? Thanks.
Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: DTAggie on January 20, 2014, 08:03:12 pm
they are great.  Sorta soft and chewy.  Not hard and stringy like jerky strips you get at stores.
Title: Re: OBS Teriyaki Beef Jerky Nuggets
Post by: rocking23nf on May 11, 2015, 09:18:56 am
Just curious what these would be like without using a dehydrator, if I just smoked them for 8 hours at 150 degrees. its very dry where I live if that helps.