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Offline oakrdrzfan

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Jerky racks or standard racks
« on: April 03, 2010, 07:44:02 AM »
I need some extra racks for doing jerky and or lots of ribs.  I have read that there have been problems with the coating coming off of the  jerky racks.  Is this still a problem?

I have not done jerky before...What is wrong with doing jerky on a standard rack?  Looks like the mesh is tight enough. 

thoughts...tia

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Re: Jerky racks or standard racks
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2010, 08:06:05 AM »
Regular racks and frog mats for me.  But I never tried the jerky racks.

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Re: Jerky racks or standard racks
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2010, 09:12:03 AM »
I do not know about the jerky racks, i took others advise and went with frog mats.
no reason you cannot use just the regular racks other than if you do not coat them well
with something to keep it from sticking it will weld itself to the racks.
and i mean WELD.... >:( >:( >:(
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Offline oakrdrzfan

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Re: Jerky racks or standard racks
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2010, 09:18:12 AM »
I do not know about the jerky racks, i took others advise and went with frog mats.
no reason you cannot use just the regular racks other than if you do not coat them well
with something to keep it from sticking it will weld itself to the racks.
and i mean WELD.... >:( >:( >:(

I typically use Pam spray on my racks.  I assume that would work for jerky as well?

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Re: Jerky racks or standard racks
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2010, 10:15:05 AM »
I've had my jerky racks for 7 months now and haven't had a problem with the coating coming off.
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Re: Jerky racks or standard racks
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2010, 10:59:14 AM »
I had my jerky racks for about 2 years before the coating started to come off. Now i use the frog mats.

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Re: Jerky racks or standard racks
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2010, 11:11:47 AM »
I have the jerky racks and none of the coating has come off yet. I also have the frog mats and love them. Given a choice I would go with regular racks and frog mats.

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Re: Jerky racks or standard racks
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2010, 11:05:50 AM »
Yes, spraying them with PAM will help.

One of the reasons for using the frogmats is that they prevent the jerky from slipping through the rack mesh, although I have done a bunch on the regular racks without too many problems.

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Re: Jerky racks or standard racks
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2010, 11:11:38 AM »
Same here, Went through 3 sets of jerky racks and they all peeled. Save em though for extras.

I use mats now on the racks.

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Re: Jerky racks or standard racks
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2010, 05:21:20 PM »
Ditto on above. I've gone through 2 sets of "coated" racks and they have all peeled. Now I just use the regular racks with frog mats (high temp jerky screens) from Yard and Pool.

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Re: Jerky racks or standard racks
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2010, 06:10:42 PM »
Thanks for the replies.  Just bought the regular racks and will try with Pam spray.  If that doesnt work then will invest in the frog mats too.