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How thick should I slice jerky? #3924218 01/07/13 04:25 AM
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Whats the normal thickness when it comes to slicing venison for jerky?

Re: How thick should I slice jerky? [Re: cougar579] #3924353 01/07/13 05:04 AM
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Depends on how you like it. Most of the time I slice it about 1/8 inch so it drys out quick. But have gone as thick as 3/8 for a thicker jerky. Did some in 1/2X1 inch stips a few times. It was good but that is too thick IMO.


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Re: How thick should I slice jerky? [Re: kmon1] #3925563 01/07/13 05:23 PM
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1/8 inch is good.

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I agree with 1/8 in. Thick.


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Re: How thick should I slice jerky? [Re: rick13] #4018482 02/03/13 01:11 AM
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I always slice mine with the grain as well.

Re: How thick should I slice jerky? [Re: scalebuster] #4018635 02/03/13 02:19 AM
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I have the butcher slice mine in quarter inch strips.


Re: How thick should I slice jerky? [Re: Theboyandi] #4020537 02/03/13 10:33 PM
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We do ours in 1/4" strips

Re: How thick should I slice jerky? [Re: udamdan] #4021950 02/04/13 02:11 PM
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As thick as you want it! The thickest I'd go is about 1/8th" ~

Re: How thick should I slice jerky? [Re: udamdan] #4025534 02/05/13 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted By: udamdan
We do ours in 1/4" strips


same here

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A lot has to do with how dry you want it and the most important is how good are your teeth.

Re: How thick should I slice jerky? [Re: don k] #4026775 02/05/13 11:28 PM
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yep. I've done them in 1/8" but I like the texture better with 1/4".


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Re: How thick should I slice jerky? [Re: BuckRage] #4036563 02/09/13 12:56 AM
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1/4 inch is good however have u tried getting ur venison ground and using a jerky gun? Turns out great and easier on the teeth.


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Re: How thick should I slice jerky? [Re: 1ShotSmackdown] #4062874 02/18/13 04:34 PM
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The jerky gun is good option but is a little more work. I like 1/4 thickness the best.

Re: How thick should I slice jerky? [Re: Hogkellum] #4070080 02/20/13 11:37 PM
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I like the thinner slices (1/8" - 1/4").

I got some jerky strips cut at the processor once (and only once) and they were about 1/2". I used a meat pounder to flatten them.

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I cut most of mine 1/4" - 1/2" thick and cook on an electric smoker , sometimes I cut it 1" or thicker and it all turns out great . Usually set cooker on 180* - 200* and use whatever type of hardwood chips I prefer .

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Originally Posted By: donswin
I like the thinner slices (1/8" - 1/4").

I got some jerky strips cut at the processor once (and only once) and they were about 1/2". I used a meat pounder to flatten them.


I hadn't considered using a meat tenderizer (manual not chemical), thanks for the tip! food


Re: How thick should I slice jerky? [Re: Theboyandi] #4119563 03/13/13 08:59 PM
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1/4" max, otherwise it seems to take forever to dry properly.


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