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Smoking Techniques => Jerky Making => Topic started by: carnie1 on January 23, 2014, 11:52:11 am

Title: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: carnie1 on January 23, 2014, 11:52:11 am
Decided to do another batch of Biltong, the first batch I used a traditional recipe with ground toasted coriander and black pepper and used malt vinegar to dip, This recipe I'm  using a mix of toasted coriander , black pepper , little Cure#1, little bicarbonate of soda, brown sugar, and a little bit of Zatarain's big n zesty original, using Balsamic vinegar to dip this time

Don't know why images are so big, photobucket says they are 320x240, thought there was a small, medium and large button someplace, Never had them post so big

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/carnie1/Mobile%20Uploads/E520C42F-50DB-4224-8D33-7CEFBF72655F_zpsqz8ofzdg.jpg) (http://s173.photobucket.com/user/carnie1/media/Mobile%20Uploads/E520C42F-50DB-4224-8D33-7CEFBF72655F_zpsqz8ofzdg.jpg.html)
Cut meat a little thicker this time about 3/4'

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Salted with coarse sea salt for 30 minutes then scraped off

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/carnie1/Mobile%20Uploads/57A4AD30-48DF-4FD4-850C-7FEA716B452B_zpsxzx3wk42.jpg) (http://s173.photobucket.com/user/carnie1/media/Mobile%20Uploads/57A4AD30-48DF-4FD4-850C-7FEA716B452B_zpsxzx3wk42.jpg.html)(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/carnie1/Mobile%20Uploads/04667015-A89F-444C-80F3-13847B34870E_zpsx3dfippg.jpg) (http://s173.photobucket.com/user/carnie1/media/Mobile%20Uploads/04667015-A89F-444C-80F3-13847B34870E_zpsx3dfippg.jpg.html)
Spice Mixture

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/carnie1/Mobile%20Uploads/06E3A504-EFDF-415E-AEB8-20FEE6950D52_zpsq9jjlgt5.jpg) (http://s173.photobucket.com/user/carnie1/media/Mobile%20Uploads/06E3A504-EFDF-415E-AEB8-20FEE6950D52_zpsq9jjlgt5.jpg.html)
Dipped and Dredged, going in fridge for a few hours before hanging to dry, Going to dry in Cabala's dehydrator

Stay tuned......

Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: NePaSmoKer on January 23, 2014, 12:12:35 pm
Looking good
Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: pensrock on January 23, 2014, 12:57:47 pm
Nice Tony, bet thats gonna be good.  :)
Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: STLstyle on January 23, 2014, 03:15:18 pm
First saw some biltong on duck dynasty.  Nice...


Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: tailfeathers on January 23, 2014, 03:59:23 pm
Willie likes it, can't be bad!!!


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Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: carnie1 on January 23, 2014, 05:26:24 pm
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/carnie1/Mobile%20Uploads/9372CBDC-98B8-4F6E-AFAB-2635C7C4CAD2_zpslmbklccp.jpg) (http://s173.photobucket.com/user/carnie1/media/Mobile%20Uploads/9372CBDC-98B8-4F6E-AFAB-2635C7C4CAD2_zpslmbklccp.jpg.html)

We be hangin' out here for a few days !!
Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: Saber 4 on January 23, 2014, 05:37:45 pm
Looking good..
Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: pikeman_95 on January 23, 2014, 08:05:29 pm
Looks good Tony
What temp do you run the dehydrator? Do you ever give it a little smoke and then to the dehydrator? I am going to keep watching this one.
Kirby
Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: carnie1 on January 24, 2014, 08:14:49 am
Looks good Tony
What temp do you run the dehydrator? Do you ever give it a little smoke and then to the dehydrator? I am going to keep watching this one.
Kirby

I'm running temp at 50* but indicator is showing around 70* so I'm guessing that's around room temp, never tried smoke, here are a few recipes you can check outhttp://www.biltongbeli.com/biltong_recipes.htm (http://www.biltongbeli.com/biltong_recipes.htm)
Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: carnie1 on January 25, 2014, 07:49:54 am
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/carnie1/Mobile%20Uploads/9729EDEA-5686-410F-92AA-DB467B1CA988_zpsgw6ol6af.jpg) (http://s173.photobucket.com/user/carnie1/media/Mobile%20Uploads/9729EDEA-5686-410F-92AA-DB467B1CA988_zpsgw6ol6af.jpg.html)

After about 36 hours
Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: pensrock on January 25, 2014, 01:55:32 pm
Wow those spices sure do stand out, looks good.  :)
Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: Saber 4 on January 25, 2014, 06:24:47 pm
That is really colorful, I bet it eats real good, I'm sure you could get plenty of volunteer tasters around here.....
Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: carnie1 on January 27, 2014, 06:01:16 pm
(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/carnie1/Mobile%20Uploads/06E9810B-B0B2-45D5-93C2-7FFC7983430B_zpsf2vm5uii.jpg) (http://s173.photobucket.com/user/carnie1/media/Mobile%20Uploads/06E9810B-B0B2-45D5-93C2-7FFC7983430B_zpsf2vm5uii.jpg.html)

After 4 Days
One of the Thicker Pieces, not quite done yet

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/carnie1/Mobile%20Uploads/F9CA45F6-13BE-463A-9095-2714E258ED4A_zpsxz9bjhro.jpg) (http://s173.photobucket.com/user/carnie1/media/Mobile%20Uploads/F9CA45F6-13BE-463A-9095-2714E258ED4A_zpsxz9bjhro.jpg.html)


One of the thinner ones.................Gone

Photos are still huge after resizing, then get smaller after a day, never had a problem like this before, anybody got any ideas?, I'm uploading to the Photobucket mobile app , then using Photobucket on computer
Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: pikeman_95 on January 27, 2014, 06:13:57 pm
Tony
Try right clicking your pictures on your computer and choose Microsoft office to open them. The choose edit pictures and then go to compress picture on the right side and choose document. OK and then save. Now load them on to photo bucket. You should like the size better.
Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: carnie1 on January 27, 2014, 07:08:32 pm
Tony
Try right clicking your pictures on your computer and choose Microsoft office to open them. The choose edit pictures and then go to compress picture on the right side and choose document. OK and then save. Now load them on to photo bucket. You should like the size better.
I'm loading right from the Photobucket mobile app, thought there was a way to specify what size your photo will be when uploading but Photobucket mobile has been upgraded a few times, that's probably my answer right there, never had a problem before upgrades
Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: carnie1 on January 28, 2014, 06:00:40 am
Now checking this post today, The photos are resized smaller the way they are supposed to be, Gremlins !!!
Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: Mr Walleye on January 28, 2014, 06:06:40 am
Looking good Tony!  8)

I've never made Biltong for some reason. I need to get back at it!  :D

Mike
Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: carnie1 on January 28, 2014, 05:36:12 pm
Looking good Tony!  8)

I've never made Biltong for some reason. I need to get back at it!  :D

Mike
It's really pretty simple
First time I did it was so salty Neither I or Casper could eat it, figured out don't soak in salt or vinegar a long time, this batch I only left salt on for about 40 minutes then scraped off and just a quick dip in vinegar before dredging
Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: carnie1 on January 31, 2014, 12:33:44 pm
Decided to pull today, these are a few of the thickest pieces , just chewy , some of the thinner ones are harder, total drying time was about 8 days
They are actually darker than the photos show

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(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/carnie1/Mobile%20Uploads/2824F31C-724D-4C7E-A110-6EFE82902CEA_zpssje8d4jf.jpg) (http://s173.photobucket.com/user/carnie1/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2824F31C-724D-4C7E-A110-6EFE82902CEA_zpssje8d4jf.jpg.html)

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/carnie1/Mobile%20Uploads/7A57B255-5535-4210-B9FE-1F31F253EFB3_zpsa8bv3kte.jpg) (http://s173.photobucket.com/user/carnie1/media/Mobile%20Uploads/7A57B255-5535-4210-B9FE-1F31F253EFB3_zpsa8bv3kte.jpg.html)

Final taste test, Casper approves !!
Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: ragweed on January 31, 2014, 01:00:42 pm
Looks great!   Gonna try for sure.
Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: carnie1 on March 18, 2014, 11:07:53 am
Being addicted to this biltong, I figured I better have a cutter before I cut my finger off, since shipping from South Africa is so high , I decided to make my own, even with minimal woodworking skills it turned out pretty good(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/19/agenubyp.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/19/aja4ere6.jpg)
Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: Saber 4 on March 18, 2014, 01:33:35 pm
The biltong looks tasty, I would say you have better than minimal woodworking skills, that's a really nice cutter. Casper reminds me of the Pom we had years ago named Squirt.
Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: STLstyle on March 19, 2014, 06:24:25 pm
Nice lookin biltong and cutter! 


Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: Tenpoint5 on March 19, 2014, 10:57:23 pm
That looks really good Tony!
Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: pensrock on March 20, 2014, 05:50:04 am
Nice job Tony on both the Biltong and the cutter. Casper sure looks happy.  :)
Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: pikeman_95 on March 20, 2014, 05:54:33 am

Nice looking Biltong Tony. Which cure do you use in it. How old is your taste tester. He sure looks dedicated to the job.
Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: carnie1 on March 20, 2014, 08:05:37 am

Nice looking Biltong Tony. Which cure do you use in it. How old is your taste tester. He sure looks dedicated to the job.

Most recipes call for no cure but I put a wee bit of #1 in sure Casper is 13, will be 14 in September, he gets around pretty good for his age
Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: NePaSmoKer on March 20, 2014, 12:03:16 pm
Tony makes good biltong. I have had it a few times...Yum

Nice cutter also, sure beats using a knife.
Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: Tulla on May 21, 2015, 10:34:43 am
Hi Guys saw this post and thought i would show you what i built as a biltong box. Never gave it a thought that i could have used my smoker. Anyway i made the box and the first batch of biltong was yummy.
(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o743/tulla9/Laptop/Pictures/SAM_0223_zpsxfewsc4e.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/tulla9/media/Laptop/Pictures/SAM_0223_zpsxfewsc4e.jpg.html)
(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o743/tulla9/Laptop/Pictures/SAM_0222_zpsntfzgbvz.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/tulla9/media/Laptop/Pictures/SAM_0222_zpsntfzgbvz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: Mr Walleye on May 22, 2015, 05:33:00 am
Great job Tulla!

It almost looks like an antique wooden Bradley.  ;D

Mike
Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: Tulla on May 22, 2015, 10:36:31 am
Thanks Mike, Actually took that tray out the bottom and ordered a new Bradley one from grakka here in the UK. Fits like a glove.
Believe me i'm no carpenter but with a bit of thought and trolling through various sites to see what others have done, i managed this.
I must confess to jumping on an idea i saw on ebay, also used his idea for a cutter. If i purchased these items i would be £110 pound lighter. All up both items have cost me less than £50 and a bit of elbow grease.
Well pleased with the results.
Just whacked four slabs of silverside in about 10 mins ago, these should yield excellent results.
Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: Tulla on May 22, 2015, 11:01:12 am
Here is a few piccys of the latest batch and the cutter
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(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o743/tulla9/Laptop/Pictures/SAM_0227_zpsnwirvkrh.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/tulla9/media/Laptop/Pictures/SAM_0227_zpsnwirvkrh.jpg.html)
(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o743/tulla9/Laptop/Pictures/SAM_0226_zpsttlchurn.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/tulla9/media/Laptop/Pictures/SAM_0226_zpsttlchurn.jpg.html)
(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o743/tulla9/Laptop/Pictures/SAM_0225_zpsckgqtaby.jpg) (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/tulla9/media/Laptop/Pictures/SAM_0225_zpsckgqtaby.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Not Jerky but ....Biltong
Post by: cobra6223 on May 24, 2015, 11:23:58 am
the biltong looks good and I really like the size of the pics, easy for me to see personally.