GalvanAP One of the biggest advantages to a tumbler with jerky is that it doesn’t need to be held overnight, it can go right to the smoker. This is because all (or most at least) of the nitrite has been picked up. So, if you had a ton of water left over after tumbling then you’d probably want to hold it still, but in general, you should have very little liquid left and you should be good to go right to the smoker!
Encapsulated citric acid In Jerky?
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Has anyone used ECA when making Jerky in a dehydrator? If so, did you like the results?
jramey So the Encapsulated part of that is going to be an issue, the oil is either cottonseed or palm oil and it will dissolve at 130° but without enough moisture to aid it I don’t think it will dissolve fully. I think you will end up with residue from the oil on the surface of your meat. Why are you wanting to use the Encapsulated Citric Acid with jerky? Is it for Cure acceleration or the tang?