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Using dehydrator to dry MEAT (for jerky)



 
 
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Old July 22nd, 2004, 03:52 PM
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Penelope Baker wrote:
Does anyone have any recommendations/reviews for a dehydrator? I've been
thinking about it for a while...to make my own dried tomatoes and jerky...

Peace,
Pen



American Harvest or Nesco (they're the same company) "Snackmaster Pro"
or "FD-50".

The Excalabur dehydrators are even better, but IMHO they're not worth
the price. If you see an Excalabur at a rummage sale for $20, grab it!

Best regards,
Bob
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Old July 22nd, 2004, 04:51 PM
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"Penelope Baker" wrote in message
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Does anyone have any recommendations/reviews for a dehydrator? I've been
thinking about it for a while...to make my own dried tomatoes and jerky...

Peace,
Pen


We have a Nesco GardenMaster and have used it for jerky, mushrooms, and
fruit - works great. Adjustable temp which is nice.


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Old July 22nd, 2004, 04:51 PM
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"Penelope Baker" wrote in message
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Does anyone have any recommendations/reviews for a dehydrator? I've been
thinking about it for a while...to make my own dried tomatoes and jerky...

Peace,
Pen


We have a Nesco GardenMaster and have used it for jerky, mushrooms, and
fruit - works great. Adjustable temp which is nice.


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Remove the crap from my email address before using.


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Old July 22nd, 2004, 05:00 PM
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Default Using dehydrator to dry MEAT (for jerky)

Thank you Peter :-)

Peace,
Pen

"Peter Aitken" wrote in message
.com...
"Penelope Baker" wrote in message
...
Does anyone have any recommendations/reviews for a dehydrator? I've

been
thinking about it for a while...to make my own dried tomatoes and

jerky...

Peace,
Pen


We have a Nesco GardenMaster and have used it for jerky, mushrooms, and
fruit - works great. Adjustable temp which is nice.


--
Peter Aitken

Remove the crap from my email address before using.




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Old July 22nd, 2004, 05:00 PM
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Default Using dehydrator to dry MEAT (for jerky)

Thank you Peter :-)

Peace,
Pen

"Peter Aitken" wrote in message
.com...
"Penelope Baker" wrote in message
...
Does anyone have any recommendations/reviews for a dehydrator? I've

been
thinking about it for a while...to make my own dried tomatoes and

jerky...

Peace,
Pen


We have a Nesco GardenMaster and have used it for jerky, mushrooms, and
fruit - works great. Adjustable temp which is nice.


--
Peter Aitken

Remove the crap from my email address before using.




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Old July 22nd, 2004, 08:12 PM
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"Ignoramus20054" wrote in message
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Is it safe to use a dehydrator to dry meat for jerky? Can meat be
cured (to kill bacteria) with a salt solution only, no sugar?

i


Yes. Many dehydrators dry at 145+ degrees. That should be enough, used with
a cure. Note that a 'cure' can be merely a bottled marindade.


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Old July 22nd, 2004, 08:12 PM
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"Ignoramus20054" wrote in message
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Is it safe to use a dehydrator to dry meat for jerky? Can meat be
cured (to kill bacteria) with a salt solution only, no sugar?

i


Yes. Many dehydrators dry at 145+ degrees. That should be enough, used with
a cure. Note that a 'cure' can be merely a bottled marindade.


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Old July 22nd, 2004, 08:15 PM
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"Laura B." wrote in message
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Ignoramus20054 wrote:
Is it safe to use a dehydrator to dry meat for jerky? Can meat be
cured (to kill bacteria) with a salt solution only, no sugar?

i


Yes and Yes.

Here's the recipe I use with the occasional variation...

Have your butcher trim fat and slice a very lean roast such as eye of
round. Tell them it's for jerky.

For each pound of meat add...
1 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 cup water (more or less depending on amount of meat)

Add ingredients from above. Mix well and let sit in the fridge over
night. I put mine in a zip lock bag and give it the occasional sqeeze
to mix things up.

It can be dried in the oven on cookie sheets but it's not as fast as a
food dryer.

I've played with adding a bit of splenda, onion powder and garlic
powder. I like a mix of the three the best.

Always store home made jerky in the fridge or freezer.

Good luck,
Laura B.


I agree and disagree. Sometimes in the oven, jerky will get brittle. In a
drier, you can control whether you want brittle or chewy.
Homemade jerky in a dehydrator doees not need refridgeration. If kept free
of exposure to moisture, it will keep covered(preferable in a sealed bag)
for several months.


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Old July 22nd, 2004, 08:15 PM
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"Laura B." wrote in message
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Ignoramus20054 wrote:
Is it safe to use a dehydrator to dry meat for jerky? Can meat be
cured (to kill bacteria) with a salt solution only, no sugar?

i


Yes and Yes.

Here's the recipe I use with the occasional variation...

Have your butcher trim fat and slice a very lean roast such as eye of
round. Tell them it's for jerky.

For each pound of meat add...
1 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 cup water (more or less depending on amount of meat)

Add ingredients from above. Mix well and let sit in the fridge over
night. I put mine in a zip lock bag and give it the occasional sqeeze
to mix things up.

It can be dried in the oven on cookie sheets but it's not as fast as a
food dryer.

I've played with adding a bit of splenda, onion powder and garlic
powder. I like a mix of the three the best.

Always store home made jerky in the fridge or freezer.

Good luck,
Laura B.


I agree and disagree. Sometimes in the oven, jerky will get brittle. In a
drier, you can control whether you want brittle or chewy.
Homemade jerky in a dehydrator doees not need refridgeration. If kept free
of exposure to moisture, it will keep covered(preferable in a sealed bag)
for several months.


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Old July 22nd, 2004, 08:19 PM
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"Ignoramus20054" wrote in message
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Is it safe to use a dehydrator to dry meat for jerky? Can meat be
cured (to kill bacteria) with a salt solution only, no sugar?

i


The Excalibur website has several books on drying.


 




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