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Anybody got a Jerky Shooter?

Postby jjohnson_714 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:41 pm

Does anybody up in the panhandle have a jerky setup I could borrow? I would like to try making some, but want to see if I like it before buying a shooter and some racks.
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Re: Anybody got a Jerky Shooter?

Postby Abomb » Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:50 pm

I had one but I am not a fan so gave it away. I don't like the ground up jerky as much as just strips of meat. The trick with them is to make sure your meat mix is moist so it comes out nice and smooth.
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Re: Anybody got a Jerky Shooter?

Postby jjohnson_714 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:08 pm

Yeah I have tried the strips, but I just never could make it taste good. I tried a guy's who made it with the shooter though and it was pretty amazing so I thought I'd give it a try. Plus I have been wanting a reason to use our KitchenAid grinder attachment
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Re: Anybody got a Jerky Shooter?

Postby LEOJR73 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:35 pm

I have one. I will never make jerky strips again, I like the ground style best. If u get one. After u let the meat marinade over night. Let the meat get to room temp moisten your hands with water, roll the meat into round balls and drop into cylinder. Works great. We have the set up from hi mountain came with seasoning gun two nozzles and a wire rack.


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Re: Anybody got a Jerky Shooter?

Postby krazyduckkracker » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:57 pm

jjohnson_714 I have a jerky gun and 2 racks you are welcome to borrow them if you want
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Re: Anybody got a Jerky Shooter?

Postby waveslider » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:54 am

JJ,
We have been considering buying one as well now that we have a good smoker. If you get a chance to try making it with a shooter, will you report on your findings? I Know a lot of people are experts already, I'm curious how a "newbie" makes out.

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Re: Anybody got a Jerky Shooter?

Postby aunt betty » Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:29 am

Good thread. I have a jerky shooter and really don't like it but the wife does. She has weak teeth and can't do the regular jerky I make.
Using the smoker to dry the strips sounds like a fantastic idea.
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Re: Anybody got a Jerky Shooter?

Postby dukkhnter » Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:56 pm

I used to use a jerky shooter, but it is just a pain to clean up. Just mix the meat like you would for the shooter and then flatten with a rolling pin between two sheets of wax paper. You can then take a butter knife and just cut it into strips. The strips peel off the paper easy(if they are sticking just spray them with Pam really lightly). Helps if you keep a wet paper towel to keep wiping the knife off when you cut. This seems to be a lot faster and less messy than the shooter. You can use the same waxpaper multiple times too.
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Re: Anybody got a Jerky Shooter?

Postby jjohnson_714 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:39 pm

krazyduckkracker wrote:jjohnson_714 I have a jerky gun and 2 racks you are welcome to borrow them if you want

That would be great! I'll send you a pm after work
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Re: Anybody got a Jerky Shooter?

Postby waveslider » Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:59 am

Reviving this thread....

We are prepping for our first batch of jerky (new dehydrator on the way).

Did anyone settle on a seasoning/mixture they like? We are committed to trying the jerky shooter (we have a grinder w the small plate already)

Just wondering if anyone has a special seasoning brand they like.
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Re: Anybody got a Jerky Shooter?

Postby blackrock » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:03 am

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Wave this stuff kicks butt. Follow directions exactly for dosing by weight, but sprinkle on extra black pepper. My son takes pounds of it to school, all gone......


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Re: Anybody got a Jerky Shooter?

Postby blackrock » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:05 am

I do it in a smoker, I've never tried the dehydrator method.....
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Re: Anybody got a Jerky Shooter?

Postby waveslider » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:08 am

Excellent. The recipe says Goose. Do you use it for ducks too? That's what I'm after.

We have a smoker also, are there instructions on the package for both smoker and dehydrator? I'm assuming you us a jerky shooter for the recipe?
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Re: Anybody got a Jerky Shooter?

Postby blackrock » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:12 am

waveslider wrote:Excellent. The recipe says Goose. Do you use it for ducks too? That's what I'm after.

We have a smoker also, are there instructions on the package for both smoker and dehydrator? I'm assuming you us a jerky shooter for the recipe?

Ducks, geese, coots it's all good. After smoking you can't even tell if it's waterfowl or big game. I think there are directions for both, I can check at home. I just do whole meat strips, though my dad gave me a shooter we haven't tried. Made a huge batch last night.....
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Re: Anybody got a Jerky Shooter?

Postby waveslider » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:20 am

Copy that. Thanks
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Re: Anybody got a Jerky Shooter?

Postby HaydenHunter » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:57 am

wave,

There is a company called HI-Country out of Lincoln, MT that does a variety of flavors of jerky cures. My hands down fave is their Cracked Pepper and Garlic cure. I have fed my goose jerky to many who can't stand duck and goose meat and haven't found anyone yet that doesn't like it. This is a much better cure than, say, your garden variety teriyaki type flavoring.

Available at Cabelas and generally, other hunting stores with cooking departments.
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Re: Anybody got a Jerky Shooter?

Postby waveslider » Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:01 pm

Excellent. We have a number of recipes that fit the category of "I've fed them to many who claim to not like duck or goose and they love it....."

So that is one of the highest recommendations. I will look them up.
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Re: Anybody got a Jerky Shooter?

Postby side-slippin » Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:23 am

HaydenHunter wrote: My hands down fave is their Cracked Pepper and Garlic cure.


Have to second this one, great flavor. I've prepared both ways and don't mind it smoked, but prefer it dehydrated; but to each their own, their both good honestly.

Also Wave, they sale Hi-Country seasoning there at D&B Supply next time you pass through town.
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Re: Anybody got a Jerky Shooter?

Postby blackrock » Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:10 pm

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Who's making jerky? Wave? Every couple days around here.....


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Re: Anybody got a Jerky Shooter?

Postby waveslider » Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:59 pm

Yeah, my mom and wife are going to tackle it on Friday while Dad and I are out hunting. We already have the recommended seasoning (Hi Country) and we are going to try the ground/shooter style method. We just bought a dehydrator so its all set.

I saw somewhere that one person rolls the ground meat out with a rolling pin and then just cuts the strips. That actually sounds pretty darn easy.

We shall see how it turns out.
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Re: Anybody got a Jerky Shooter?

Postby waveslider » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:10 pm

Ok, so I'm confused.

When you are making the ground up style. You don't actually mix the flavorings/cure into the meat mixture but rather you make the strips on the trays and just sprinkle the stuff on top of them?

It says your supposed to sprinkle it on top and then wait 24 hrs before you dehydrate it? I guess I'm too used to making summer sausage and stuff where you mix in the flavor.

Do you guys marinate it for 24 hrs? We don't have that kind of fridge space to fit all those trays.

Crap, can't I just skip to the part where I eat it?
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Re: Anybody got a Jerky Shooter?

Postby side-slippin » Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:03 pm

Wave,

how'd the jerky turn out?
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Re: Anybody got a Jerky Shooter?

Postby waveslider » Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:35 am

Well,

I was afraid you would ask that. To be perfectly honest, we followed the directions to a tee, including your tips and tricks. And marinated overnight.

When it was in the dehydrator its smelled like a rancid muskrat carcass and when I got up enough courage to actually put some in my mouth, It upgraded to wet dog leather.

We put the dehydrator in the garage (thank God) but I was still pretty tempted to pull the plug on the whole thing half way through but we put in too much work.

There were not coots, sky carp, etc. These were corn fed mallards, teal and widgeon.

It may be that we are just not jerky folks and that we should stick to our breakfast sausage but dangit I have had good duck jerky so I'm determined.

I am going to play around with some different spice mixtures and such before I give up completely.
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Re: Anybody got a Jerky Shooter?

Postby Blast&Cast » Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:47 pm

Waveslider,
If you have a jerky shooter try grounding the meat with some slices of bacon from the deli.
Add in the mix and pepper them. Then throw them on the smoker. They turn out really good.
I had a similar experience with my dehydrator, took a few days for that to clear out.

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Re: Anybody got a Jerky Shooter?

Postby blackrock » Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:38 pm

[quote="waveslider"]Well,

I was afraid you would ask that. To be perfectly honest, we followed the directions to a tee, including your tips and tricks. And marinated overnight.

When it was in the dehydrator its smelled like a rancid muskrat carcass and when I got up enough courage to actually put some in my mouth, It upgraded to wet dog leather.

We put the dehydrator in the garage (thank God) but I was still pretty tempted to pull the plug on the whole thing half way through but we put in too much work.

There were not coots, sky carp, etc. These were corn fed mallards, teal and widgeon.

It may be that we are just not jerky folks and that we should stick to our breakfast sausage but dangit I have had good duck jerky so I'm determined.
Well I can't speak to the ground up/shoot it out kind, because I don't have a grinder. Dad gave me a shooter though. We just do the whole muscle strips thing, with the above mentioned mix, and then into the smoker. It really is good, and definitely sounds better than what you have described. We can be out of jerky in one day, with all the kids friends and teachers begging for them to bring more of it. Never had that happen with my "cooked duck" recipes........
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