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Offline WapitiTalk1

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Dry vs Wet Brine for Jerky...
« on: November 18, 2017, 08:43:27 PM »
What do you prefer and why?  I normally use  dry seasoning brine for wild beast jerky but have some BT and elk meat in a wet brine, in the fridge, for smoking tomorrow morn. We'll see ;). What do u cats prefer?
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Re: Dry vs Wet Brine for Jerky...
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2017, 08:50:01 PM »
Have not done up any jerky for quite awhile, but when I was, I was wet brining for the smoker and used dry brine when I used the dehydrator.

Really didn't have much preference over one way vs the other taste wise, other than at the time the dehydrator was certainly more convenient than messing with the old school smoke house all day!

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Re: Dry vs Wet Brine for Jerky...
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2017, 08:57:43 PM »
Ha, u got it sniper. Only smoking here.
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Re: Dry vs Wet Brine for Jerky...
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2017, 09:08:44 PM »
Dry ...sucks the moisture out as it is. The meat is almost completely cured when it goes on the smoker.

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Re: Dry vs Wet Brine for Jerky...
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2017, 04:17:54 AM »
We will be making some up in a dehydrator, what's your favorite reciepe?
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Re: Dry vs Wet Brine for Jerky...
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2017, 06:56:18 AM »
We will be making some up in a dehydrator, what's your favorite reciepe?

Ive been doing 4 parts brown sugar, 1/2 part salt, 1/2 part johnnys, garlic salt to taste, cayenne pepper for heat, dusting of black pepper, and a little smoked paprika. Mix into the meat really good and let it sit in a cooler for at least 12hrs.  It has a nice sweet/mildly salty taste and carrys a little heat. And it doesn't make you want to drink a ton of water afterwards which is important for the stuff I make.

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Re: Dry vs Wet Brine for Jerky...
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2017, 10:13:17 PM »
Fishngame - when you measure your "parts" are you using weight or volume?
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Re: Dry vs Wet Brine for Jerky...
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2017, 11:10:03 PM »
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Re: Dry vs Wet Brine for Jerky...
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2017, 12:00:09 AM »
Absolute wet!  Brown sugar/salt/desired spices. 24hour soak.  Caution dish can over fill and flood as it leaches out of meat. No stainless. :twocents: Apple smoked.
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Re: Dry vs Wet Brine for Jerky...
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2017, 07:09:11 AM »
Fishngame - when you measure your "parts" are you using weight or volume?

Volume. 

And they are making new oak/ bourbon smoking chips.....awesome flavor.

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Re: Dry vs Wet Brine for Jerky...
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2017, 04:44:20 AM »
dry for sure. i use high mountain cure i think its called

 

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