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Keeping beef jerky dry?

I made some beef jerky, and I am wanting to mail some to family and friends. I don't have any of those silica gel packets to absorb moisture - is there anything else I can put in the baggie that will ...
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Is jerky safe concerning parasites?

In the commercial production of beef (or any meat) jerky, how is the threat of parasites handled? The at-home recipes are simply soaking the meat in a salt solution, then drying. Is this sufficient ...
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What's the secret ingredient in beef jerky?

I've been making beef jerky using various marinade recipes I found on the WWW. The results have been mixed, but always lack that one distinct flavor that seems so prevalent in store-bought jerky. If I ...
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How do I prevent venison (for jerky) from spoiling?

I laid out some vension for jerky. It has been in the fridgerator for 2 days. I put it in the marinate today. how long can I leave it so it does not spoil?
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marinated vegetables on food dehydrators?

So there's a party I'm going to and I promised to make jerkies, but a few of them are vegans. I'm wondering if there are vegetables (or anything non-meat) that can be marinated with roughly the same ...
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Reduce hotness of beef Jerky

I made some beef jerky with Maddog 375 hot sauce (generously poured into the marinade). It's ridiculously hot and basically unedible (I can eat it but just slowly). This kinda sucks because I don't ...
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What should I look out for when creating my own beef jerky marinades?

I have had some success with making beef jerky at home in my food dehydrator. I would like to try and start experimenting with some original recipes. A whole host of questions: What sorts of ...
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Should beef jerky be cut with or across the grain?

Recipes seem to be split down the middle of whether or not meat to make jerky should be cut with the grain or across it. What is the difference in the final product when cutting with vs across the ...
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Making jerkies less salty

So yesterday I made my first ever home-made jerky. It tastes great (I suppose I followed a good recipe). However, it is quite salty. I thought I didn't use a lot of salt, but I did use a lot of soy ...
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How necessary is it to marinade meat before making jerkies?

So I just got myself a dehydrator, for the purpose of making jerkies. I was thinking of just seasoning the meat lightly instead of marinating them, which takes considerably more time, needs more ...
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Oven Jerky a Possibility?

I was thinking a lot about comments on my posts that claimed that the oven would dry out foods meant to be cooked on a stove. This got me thinking that I could make beef jerky in the oven. Any tips, ...
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Chinese pork jerky: what makes them so tender, how do you make it?

If you've ever had Chinese beef or pork jerky, you'll know why I'm asking this question. If you have a Chinatown in your city, I'm sure you'll be able to find a market that sells them in vacuum sealed ...
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How many pounds of fresh beef does it take to make a pound of beef jerky?

Beef obviously loses water when you dehydrate it to make beef jerky. What's the ratio here? Does it take two pounds of fresh beef to make a pound of beef jerky?
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Is there a way to make Beef Jerky at home?

I would like to make beef jerky at home, is there a way to do this?