Jerky Blaster Trick
Gary T last edited by Gary T
Well not so much of a trick, its just my way of getting that last bit of meat out of the nozzle when using my Cabela’s Jerky Blaster (FYI best gun I’ve used) Anyway once your down to your last 1/2 tube of meat, open the tube from the opposite side of the nozzle, take 2 slices of bread and roll them up, put those in the open end of your tube, re assemble the gun and finish the job. At the end it helps clean out the tube and only leaves you with that tiny bit of meat, flatten it out and add to your rack. Hope it helps out.
@gary-t I had to upvote this post because that’s genius! I wonder how dense the bread becomes and if I could use this on a stuffer to get the rest out my snack stick or summer sausage out of the tube, that always annoys me. I don’t so much mind what’s in the bottom of the cannister as I make a patty out of it but whats in the tube always goes to waste.
Thank you for the tip!
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I do this with my grinder to get the last little bit of meat out, I’ve seen it work with the stuffer also but you need to use 4 slices of bread.
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@jonathon Hey Jonathan thanks! That little plug is hard as a rock when it comes out lol, I’m sure the bread would work for your aplication as well, also the dog loves it.
I believe the recommended curing time is 12 hours but can I go less than that? I was expecting my order to be here tonight and it won’t be here till tomorrow morning now.
I was going to mix up my batch of jerky tonight but will have to do it tomorrow on my lunch break. Just wondering if tomorrow evening would be long enough to let the meat cure.
Your recipe calls for 1. Sure Cure, 2. Sure Gel Meat Binder, and 3. Smoked Meat Stabilizer. I have all but the Sure Gel Meat Binder. Can I get by without using this? Second question- Is Excalibur’s Cure Excellerator the same as Sure Cure?
@andyman Great question, Carrot Fiber holds up to 26 times its weight in water, and while the 80 oz is still well inside that I have never done that before. I max out (even with Carrot Fiber) at 64 oz which is 2 qts. My only fear with doing 80 is that it might take a lot longer to cook as it will have more water content that will be trying to evaporate. Most of that water should be bound up in the carrot fiber though so it wouldn’t really be available to be cooked out. Hmmm, my recommendation, to be safe is to stick with 64 oz of water.
Now, as to should you add more seasoning, some people will taste the difference if you did not add additional seasonings and some (most) will not. Your water and your seasoning is technically part of your meat block (anyone who is reading this who doesn’t consider this don’t worry!) so adjusting your meat block to include your water is sometimes done. If you do decide to add more spices or seasonings I would add aromatics and things like Rosemary and Basil, don’t add more salt as that is formulated specifically for the meat block.
Hope this helps and if you do decide to go with 80 oz of water then I would be very interested in the results!
i use denuded round. higher cost, less waste, cleaner eating
@jonathon I enjoyed this line of questions and comments, it made me think. Here is my related question: Assume I use 25 lbs. of meat to make summer sausage and add one package, 4 oz., of Carrot Fiber and 80 oz. of water. The ratio is 20 times the weight of water to the weight of CF. In other words, I am adding 5 lbs. 4 oz. of water/CF paste to my meat dough. Should I adjust the amount of salt and spices, I add to the dough? I am concerned that the flavor will be weaker if I don’t add spices for the new total, 30 lbs. curious as to what y’all thinking.