Another Glenn (And His Jerky)

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Title: Another Glenn (And His Jerky)
Yield: 1 Servings


--------------------------------MY MARIANADE--------------------------------
1 Part Yasheeda's(sp) Gourmet
-Sauce (a very sweet Soy
-based liquid)
1 Part Worchestershire sauce.
1 Part Brown Sugar
1 Part hot peper water (I'll
-explain later)
1/2 Part salt (maybe less
-depending on your taste)
Quite possibly some
-addtional water, up to two
-addtional parts, depending
What I feel like and how
-much meat I had to cover
-vs. how much liquid I wound
-up with

------------------------------HOT PEPPER WATER------------------------------
1/4 c Dryed crushed habanaros,

Well I start with a lean peice of beef, ussualy brisket, sometimes eye of
round. I cut it in slices about a 1/4 of a inch thick, then trim all
remaining fat off, and cut into strips about a inch wide and six inchs
long. I place the meat in large Zip-lock type freezer bags. Then I marinate
the meat over night in as soy/worchestershire/sugar/salt/habenaro liquid.
Then I lay the meat out on my racks, being carfull not to allow the meat to
rest in spots that have exsesive heat(like the outsid edges of my round
water smoker grills). I currently use a water/gas/wood smoker with a
adjustable flame level and tin foil log made of soaked wood chips. I
sometimes use hickory and sometimes mesquite. I can fit about 8 lbs. of
meat in my smoker, on about 8 racks all stacked on top of each other about
a inch apart. I smoke/cook for about 8 hours, adding three new tin foil
logs about every hour or hour and a half, when they stop smoking.

The meat around the edges tends to get done faster, then the stuff in the
middle, but I generaly seperate the well done stuff from the perfectly done
stuff when I remove it all at once... I eat the well done stuff nearly
imediately, and save the other stuff for later, or give some away... I find
it keeps in zip lock bags in the fridge nearly indefintly or if your really
concerned about it spoiling, it freezes extreemly well too. I have also
dryed some out in a dehydrator and kept it un-refrigerated for more then a
week and then ate it without any adverse effects.(but it's too dry to taste
really good).

Hot pepper water.... I purchase habanaros periodicy at the store for about
$2 a pound and I dry them in my dehydrator.(I may soon be trying to smoke
some) I grind/crush the dryed habanaros and put them in bottles to use
later. I have about 10 cups worth of them around now... I use about a 1/4
cup of dryed crushed habanaros in my hot peper water... I just boil them in
the water and then strain out the rehydrated peper remnents because I don't
want that stuff clinging to my jerky...

Be extreemly carefull when making and using this hot pepper water... it can
be very potent, and the steam from the boiling water can really be quite
unforgiving to your lungs if you inhale a deep breath of it... You may even
want to do this outdoors if you have housemates(I don't). Don't get any of
this stuff near any sensitive areas of your body style="color: rgb(0, 0, 153); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 204);" alink="red" link="red" vlink="#990099">

That's basicly my method for making what I generaly call HOT/Sweet Jerky.

You could use crushed red pepper insted of habanaros...

Everyone I have ever given my jerky too, loves it, some complain it's a bit
too hot, and sometime I'd agree... Some say it's a bit sweet( I might agree
with that too sometimes) I rarely follow any real recipies, so most of my
stuff comes out slightly differnt every time...
Posted to bbq-digest V5 #007

From: "Glenn S. Wiltse"

Date: Wed, 18 Dec 1996 10:08:31 -0500 (EST)