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barelfly

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Re: Making jerky for the first time in SI #3
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2019, 10:16:30 PM »
This was a great post! I made my fan today and have t going on 10lbs of belly for bacon! Seems to work well pulling smoke through at these lower temps, from first observation.

One mod Iím going to make is to drill out a probe port on the side and fill with a rubber grommet, just so it sits flush to the top of the smoker. 

Thanks for sharing this! Great DIY project!
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Re: Making jerky for the first time in SI #3
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2019, 08:07:22 PM »
I have changed very little since my first batch of Jerky in the SI. https://www.smokinitforums.com/index.php?topic=1831.msg10800#msg10800

That batch was with High Mountain Seasoning but I have done several with homemade recipes.

One thing I wont change is the temp, I will not smoke jerky above 100 degrees. At 100 it dries not cooks. Having said all that, I want to add you should do what makes you happy. That includes drilling holes in you very expensive smoker.
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Re: Making jerky for the first time in SI #3
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2019, 08:23:01 PM »
Brian,

Who said anything about drilling a hole in my smoker? Iím talking about the homemade fan, putting a port hole on the side of that so the probe wires go through there then down the smoke hole on top. Keeps the fan flush to the top of the smoker.

But thanks for the jerky info. Iíll gice that a try come winter when temps arenít as hot as they have been and easier to hold lower temps.

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Re: Making jerky for the first time in SI #3
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2019, 12:49:49 PM »
Thanks for the info.  I am going to have to put jerky on my list.  How long does it keep after you cure/smoke it?
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Re: Making jerky for the first time in SI #3
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2019, 07:53:56 PM »
Sorry Jeremy I misunderstood.
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Re: Making jerky for the first time in SI #3
« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2019, 11:51:22 AM »
I cut a notch on the bottom of the fan just wide enough for probe wire and deep enough that the wire won't get pinched or crimped going through the smoke port.   
I also fold a paper towel in 8ths, cut a corner so when unfolded to 4ths, there is a round hole just big enough to fit over the smoke hole.  That helps keep moisture from collecting in fan instead.
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