Who needs the mess, the hassle, the expense of buying a smoker and making your own jerky? Support a small company and simply order great time-tested jerky, delivered straight to your home. It may seem an attractive idea to buy a smoker, doctor up your own marinade and smoke meat to your hearts content. However, the cost, time and labor involved are actually quite steep.
DDIY (Don’t Do It Yourself), Four Reasons:
1. Bulky Smokers
The size and cost of a smoker is prohibitive to many meat smoking enthusiasts. A good smoker is readily available at many home improvement stores, however, this piece of culinary gear will put you back at least $200. Plus, the size of a good smoker can be difficult to manage if you don’t have a large, well-ventilated area. Have you seen the size of a smoker? It is not an appliance that an apartment bound foodie could stash easily into a closet.
2. The Expense of Wood Chips
Most smokers like a hard wood chip, like apple, cherry, oak or hickory. Two bags of apple chips will set you back about $10-$20. There are all types of marinade, homemade or store bought and this is an additional expense to making jerky.
3. Time, Precious Time
Making your own jerky is not a fast process. A considerable amount of forethought is required to map out the marinating and smoking time. In the first place the meat is generally marinated overnight or up to 24 hours. Moreover, the right amount of time it takes to smoke jerky is well debated amongst novice smokers. Depending on your meat, meat process and other factors jerky can take as little as 5 hours or as much as 12 or more.
Packaging your own jerky is quite a process. If you’re going to eat your jerky in the short term, say 3-4 weeks, it can be stored in a zip lock bag. For longer periods, the best way to store jerky is in a vacuum sealer which can cost at least $100.
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