Amazon.com
Backpacking Forums
BackcountryGear.com
backcountry gear

---- Our Gear Store ----
The Lightweight Gear Store
 
 WINTER CAMPING 

Shelters
Bivy Bags
Sleeping Bags
Sleeping Pads
Snow Sports
Winter Kitchen

 SNOWSPORTS 

Snowshoes
Avalanche Gear
Skins
Hats, Gloves, & Gaiters
Accessories

 ULTRA-LIGHT 

Ultralight Backpacks
Ultralight Bivy Sacks
Ultralight Shelters
Ultralight Tarps
Ultralight Tents
Ultralight Raingear
Ultralight Stoves & Cookware
Ultralight Down Sleeping Bags
Ultralight Synthetic Sleep Bags
Ultralight Apparel


the Titanium Page
WM Extremelite Sleeping Bags

 CAMPING & HIKING 

Backpacks
Tents
Sleeping Bags
Hydration
Kitchen
Accessories

 CLIMBING 

Ropes & Cordage
Protection & Hardware
Carabiners & Quickdraws
Climbing Packs & Bags
Big Wall
Rescue & Industrial

 MEN'S APPAREL 

Jackets
Shirts
Baselayer
Headwear
Gloves
Accessories

 WOMEN'S APPAREL 

Jackets
Shirts
Baselayer
Headwear
Gloves
Accessories

 FOOTWEAR 

Men's Footwear
Women's Footwear

 CLEARANCE 

Backpacks
Mens Apparel
Womens Apparel
Climbing
Footwear
Accessories

 BRANDS 

Black Diamond
Granite Gear
La Sportiva
Osprey
Smartwool

 WAYS TO SHOP 

Sale
Clearance
Top Brands
All Brands

 Backpacking Equipment 

Shelters
BackPacks
Sleeping Bags
Water Treatment
Kitchen
Hydration
Climbing


 Backcountry Gear Clearance


Stay Healthy--Eat Well

MARY JANES FARM ORGANIC MEALS

Mary Janes Farm Organic Backcountry Meals

NATURAL HIGH GOURMET MEALS

Natural High

 

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#89331 - 02/07/08 09:41 PM jerky marinades
blazer209 Offline
member

Registered: 02/05/08
Posts: 31
Loc: California/central
Just started drying and making jerky for the coming season.Was wondering if anyone had any unusual,yet awsome,ingredient secrets.I'm mostly just old stand-by,soy sauce,garlic,black pepper,etc.Basically just looking for something out of the ordinary.Any feedback is much appreciated.

Top
#89332 - 02/08/08 11:05 AM Re: jerky marinades [Re: blazer209]
phat Offline
Moderator

Registered: 06/24/07
Posts: 4107
Loc: Alberta, Canada

Club house "Montreal Steak Spice" is awesome on jerky added into the marinade and then dried with it, if you can find it.
_________________________
Any fool can be uncomfortable...
My 3 season gear list
Winter list.
Browse my pictures


Top
#89333 - 02/08/08 08:16 PM Re: jerky marinades [Re: phat]
kevonionia Offline
member

Registered: 04/17/06
Posts: 1322
Loc: Dallas, TX
phat:

do u realize how much it'd cost in US$ if we could find it? (note the recurring theme in my posts.)
_________________________
- kevon

(avatar: raptor, Lake Dillon)


Top
#89334 - 02/09/08 05:34 AM Re: jerky marinades [Re: blazer209]
Dryer Offline
Moderator

Registered: 12/05/02
Posts: 3571
Loc: Texas
Kikkoman's Teriyaki marinade works really well. You can buy a jug of it at Sam's.
That, salt, and brown sugar sprinkled on the meat before drying is quite good. A couple ounces of bourbon in the marinade is good too, along with a tablespoon of Liquid Smoke.
I love garlic but for some reason it doesn't set well with jerky, so I leave it out.
_________________________
paul, texas KD5IVP

Top
#89335 - 02/09/08 10:26 AM Re: jerky marinades [Re: kevonionia]
phat Offline
Moderator

Registered: 06/24/07
Posts: 4107
Loc: Alberta, Canada


Not my fault you get paid in pesos thes days.. (picture andre the giant as the canadian dollar.. "I don't even exercise...")

Maybe I'll get some to Earthling to find it's way into some boxes <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> or PM me <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
_________________________
Any fool can be uncomfortable...
My 3 season gear list
Winter list.
Browse my pictures


Top
#89336 - 02/09/08 12:25 PM Re: jerky marinades [Re: blazer209]
blazer209 Offline
member

Registered: 02/05/08
Posts: 31
Loc: California/central
I'm guessing canadians have more cash, because they don't pay for their own military protection.I'm assuming we take care of them on that.Not really a self sustaining type country.aa

Top
#89337 - 02/09/08 01:15 PM Re: jerky marinades [Re: phat]
brownwetdog Offline
member

Registered: 03/20/05
Posts: 116
Loc: Sawtooths, Idaho
Hi Kevonionia and phat,

I use Montreal Steak Spice right here in Idaho. It may not be the exact same as used by phat, but who knows….?

phat, we really like it too, Its got a great kick to it. Kevonionia, it costs about $3 for a small bottle and found in all my local grocery stores in the spice section. Maybe because I have dual citizenship (Canada and USA) is why I was able to find Montreal steak spice? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Carol

Top
#89338 - 02/09/08 02:33 PM Re: jerky marinades [Re: brownwetdog]
Earthling Offline
member

Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 3228
Loc: USA
Phat drop some into the box when you get it and I'll repack it into all the boxes that come through <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />

I like lemon pepper on my Bison/Salmon Jerky <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gif" alt="" />
_________________________
PEPPER SPRAY AIN'T BRAINS IN A CAN!

Top
#89339 - 02/09/08 04:44 PM Re: jerky marinades [Re: blazer209]
phat Offline
Moderator

Registered: 06/24/07
Posts: 4107
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Quote:
I'm guessing canadians have more cash, because they don't pay for their own military protection.I'm assuming we take care of them on that.Not really a self sustaining type country.aa


Seeing as how we spend about Twice as much as Israel, and a third of what China spends, considering the whole country has less people in it than the state of California, and we actually go help you guys out in places like Kandahar where nobody else will, your attitude is well, interesting to me, but hardly surprising. Kind of what most of us have come to expect.

Perhaps it is because we expect our elected representatives to be accountable for their military expenditures and put them to good use, as opposed to lining the pockets of the companies they consult with. and chasing products of their imagination.
_________________________
Any fool can be uncomfortable...
My 3 season gear list
Winter list.
Browse my pictures


Top
#89340 - 02/09/08 04:55 PM Re: jerky marinades [Re: phat]
Earthling Offline
member

Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 3228
Loc: USA
Ah Phat, a topic best left for the Political Forums eh? I'm grateful for having Canada as a neighbor, and have lots of nice friends up that'a way <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />
_________________________
PEPPER SPRAY AIN'T BRAINS IN A CAN!

Top
#89341 - 02/09/08 05:39 PM Re: jerky marinades [Re: brownwetdog]
phat Offline
Moderator

Registered: 06/24/07
Posts: 4107
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Quote:
Hi Kevonionia and phat,

I use Montreal Steak Spice right here in Idaho. It may not be the exact same as used by phat, but who knows….?

phat, we really like it too, Its got a great kick to it. Kevonionia, it costs about $3 for a small bottle and found in all my local grocery stores in the spice section. Maybe because I have dual citizenship (Canada and USA) is why I was able to find Montreal steak spice? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Carol


Looks pretty similar at least to the Club House stuff I get, and I know McKormicks is all over the states so it should be findable.

Maybe it's not because of the Canadian connection Maybe it's actually the Dual Citizenship (I'm also dual Canada/USA - I was born in Fort Belvoir VA. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> )
_________________________
Any fool can be uncomfortable...
My 3 season gear list
Winter list.
Browse my pictures


Top
#89342 - 02/09/08 06:50 PM Re: jerky marinades [Re: phat]
kevonionia Offline
member

Registered: 04/17/06
Posts: 1322
Loc: Dallas, TX
This isn't another flippant, jerky post, but I'm just glad I kept all that change from our Canadian Rockies trips back when we could afford to backpack there, back when we could come off.a long hike and still have enough money to buy an order of poutine to get my cholesterol back up to it's normal level -- which can only be done in Miami with Masas de Puerco Fritas (Cuban fried pork chunks).

I got out the jar of bills and coins my wife has saved and I think I must be a millionaire, or at the least a looneytic!

(BTW, as phat will verify, poutine is French fries smothered in gravy and fresh cheese curds.)
_________________________
- kevon

(avatar: raptor, Lake Dillon)


Top
#89343 - 02/09/08 06:59 PM Re: jerky marinades [Re: kevonionia]
phat Offline
Moderator

Registered: 06/24/07
Posts: 4107
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Quote:
This isn't another flippant, jerky post, but I'm just glad I kept all that change from our Canadian Rockies trips back when we could afford to backpack there, back when we could come off.a long hike and still have enough money to buy an order of poutine to get my cholesterol back up to it's normal level -- which can only be done in Miami with Masas de Puerco Fritas (Cuban fried pork chunks).

I got out the jar of bills and coins my wife has saved and I think I must be a millionaire, or at the least a looneytic!

(BTW, as phat will verify, poutine is French fries smothered in gravy and fresh cheese curds.)


Yeah, while it makes a great self destructive post-hike food (ranking right up there with the Big Striploin steak with mushrooms and fries at the L&W in Hinton Alberta) ,At least in Western Canada, Poutine is often viewed as a weapon of m...ot;" />
_________________________
Any fool can be uncomfortable...
My 3 season gear list
Winter list.
Browse my pictures


Top
#89344 - 02/10/08 09:27 AM Re: jerky marinades [Re: phat]
chaz Offline
member

Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 1149
Loc: Tennessee
As far as jerky, if you use venison that would be different. It's enlightening to hear views from other countrys and from people who acctually live there. I have a frend from the Chek Republic that has told me much about his country and the transition from socialism to how they live today. He lives in Prauge and his first job was to visit lakes, wilderness areas etc and report to the government. I guess it was like a ranger. The more I hear and learn about Canada the more it makes me want to visit. Great wide open spaces. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Top
#89345 - 02/10/08 10:26 AM Re: jerky marinades [Re: chaz]
phat Offline
Moderator

Registered: 06/24/07
Posts: 4107
Loc: Alberta, Canada

I make venison jerky, and moose jerky. In both cases there is little difference from beef once made other than you need to slice it pretty thin and allow for fairly dry jerky. These meats do not have the fat content of beef and so really get dry.

With venison at least for me (and this goes for more than with jerky) I make sure to get any fat off of it because I find deer fat with it's really high melting point not what I like in
there.
_________________________
Any fool can be uncomfortable...
My 3 season gear list
Winter list.
Browse my pictures


Top
#89346 - 02/10/08 11:04 AM Re: jerky marinades [Re: phat]
Jimshaw Offline
member

Registered: 10/22/03
Posts: 3938
Loc: Bend, Oregon
phat
A long time ago and far far away... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />

I flew to Europe on Icelandic air on a turboprop. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />We had to stop in Rejkavik to refuel and ate in the airport. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

It must have been reindeer bacon. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" />It tasted great as long as you could swallow it whole after getting the flavor out of it. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> I never ate anything as tough as that ever again. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" />

Anyway the very beautiful princes of Luxembourgh <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />was on the plane. She bought us breakfast in Germany someplace <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />and got the passport guy to wake up so we could get our passports stamped in Luxembourgh. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />We didn't know she was the princess till we got to Luxembourgh. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

Jerky marinade - sounds like BBQ sauce to me.
<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />Jim <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />
_________________________
These are my own opinions based on wisdom earned through many wrong decisions. Your mileage may vary.

Top
#89347 - 02/10/08 11:13 AM Re: jerky marinades [Re: Jimshaw]
phat Offline
Moderator

Registered: 06/24/07
Posts: 4107
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Quote:

I flew to Europe on Icelandic air on a turboprop. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />We had to stop in Rejkavik to refuel and ate in the airport. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

Eeew. Gander to Rejkjavik.. shudder...

Quote:

It must have been reindeer bacon. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" />It tasted great as long as you could swallow it whole after getting the flavor out of it. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> I never ate anything as tough as that ever again. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" />


I've had caribou (reindeer) and didn't find it tough at all. Maybe it was walrus, or musk-ox;)

Quote:

Anyway the very beautiful princes of Luxembourgh <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />was on the plane. She bought us breakfast in Germany someplace <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />and got the passport guy to wake up so we could get our passports stamped in Luxembourgh. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />We didn't know she was the princess till we got to Luxembourgh. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />


Now *that* is a cool story...
_________________________
Any fool can be uncomfortable...
My 3 season gear list
Winter list.
Browse my pictures


Top
#89348 - 02/10/08 06:06 PM Re: jerky marinades [Re: Jimshaw]
Brumfield Offline
member

Registered: 12/23/07
Posts: 255
Loc: Expat from New Orleans, now in...
Jim, did you know that Princess Marie-Adelaide died last year? Brum
_________________________



Top
#89349 - 02/10/08 07:07 PM Re: jerky marinades [Re: Dryer]
Brumfield Offline
member

Registered: 12/23/07
Posts: 255
Loc: Expat from New Orleans, now in...
Quote:
A couple ounces of bourbon in the marinade is good too, along with a tablespoon of Liquid Smoke.


I did the Bourbon marinade for my bar-b-que back in the states and loved it. Bourbon costs about double here in Mexico, so I use good Tequila instead. Not considering the proof of the tequila I was using out of the 2 gallon wooden cask I'd been given as a gift, I burned up the first steak. After I used a razor to even out my singed eyebrows, I wiped most of the tequila marinade off of the other steaks and continued on. Here we use chili peppers in about every thing. A combination of anchos, habanero, rock salt, and tequila marinaded steaks, or chops, or chicken, or an old shoe for that matter, slow grilled over a mesquite wood fire works out to be good eatin.

Now before leaving to go backpacking, I make up three or four of my favorite marinades and I add double the salt as a preservative and to aid in replacing the salt I lose from sweating out on the trail. Then I slow cook the meats down dry like a good chewy jerky on my adobe smoker here at home. I like the fat left on for the trail meats. I have a butcher in the village of Jocotepec that will slice bacon a half inch thick and a beef roast or flank steak down to an eighth of an inch thick for me to make jerky with on the grill.

I also marinade fresh pacific shrimp in fresh lime juice, crushed mangoes, crushed black pepper corns, and sea salt, and then smoke them over a black tea smoldering fire on the same grill. They will last for about three days before beginning to turn, where as the beef or pork will last 5 days on the average, if I don't eat it all first. Yes, it weighs more than a Raman noodle meal, but hey, I get seriously hungry on the trail and good quality food just tastes so much better sitting around a camp fire at night.

Carrying the smoked meats around in my pack also helps me to be accepted by people in the small villages. Within 5 minutes after I arrive, usually every dog in the village is following me around wagging their tails and sniffing at my pack, (I think the dogs use cell phones to announce my arrival). The village people tend to be a bit wary of strangers, but I suppose they think I must be a good person if all the dogs like me, and they warm to me rather quickly.

Made myself hungry, heading for the kitchen. Brum
_________________________



Top
#89350 - 02/10/08 07:16 PM Re: jerky marinades [Re: Brumfield]
Jimshaw Offline
member

Registered: 10/22/03
Posts: 3938
Loc: Bend, Oregon
Brum,
___________________________________
Carrying the smoked meats around in my pack also helps me to be accepted <snip>Within 5 minutes after I arrive, usually every dog in the village is following me around wagging their tails and sniffing at my pack, (I think the dogs use cell phones to announce my arrival). <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

The village people tend to be a bit wary of strangers, but I suppose they think I must be a good person if all the dogs like me, <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> and they warm to me rather quickly.
____________________________________

Dogs are the best judge of character. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> If you're a stranger and the dogs are nice to you then you're OK. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
Jim <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />
_________________________
These are my own opinions based on wisdom earned through many wrong decisions. Your mileage may vary.

Top
#89351 - 02/10/08 07:27 PM Re: jerky marinades [Re: Jimshaw]
brownwetdog Offline
member

Registered: 03/20/05
Posts: 116
Loc: Sawtooths, Idaho
Jim said: <<Dogs are the best judge of character. If you're a stranger and the dogs are nice to you then you're OK. >>

That is especially true for brown, wet dogs <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

OK, to bring this back to the OP's topic. I'm with Brum on using bourbon. And I also like cola (any brand) too. Carol

Top
#89352 - 02/10/08 07:42 PM Re: jerky marinades [Re: brownwetdog]
Brumfield Offline
member

Registered: 12/23/07
Posts: 255
Loc: Expat from New Orleans, now in...
Quote:
Jim said: <<Dogs are the best judge of character. If you're a stranger and the dogs are nice to you then you're OK. >>

That is especially true for brown, wet dogs <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />


Hmmm... now what am I supposed to make of that, Carol? By the way, Carol, can you please at least post your gender in your profile? If you're female your remark is interesting, if male, it makes me uncomfortable, that is, if you start sniffing around to see if you like me... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />

Brum <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
_________________________



Top
#89353 - 02/11/08 09:11 PM Re: jerky marinades [Re: blazer209]
SAMYADAMS Offline
member

Registered: 02/23/07
Posts: 36
Loc: Pacific Coast, Ca, USA
I might start soaking some loins in Samuel Adams.... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
_________________________
"300+ Postings and Numerous Stories doesnt make you the Duty Expert....."

Top
#89354 - 02/12/08 11:04 AM Re: jerky marinades [Re: Brumfield]
Earthling Offline
member

Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 3228
Loc: USA
Brum, you missed the CAROL part at the end of HER post eh <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
_________________________
PEPPER SPRAY AIN'T BRAINS IN A CAN!

Top
#89355 - 02/12/08 12:07 PM Re: jerky marinades [Re: Earthling]
Dryer Offline
Moderator

Registered: 12/05/02
Posts: 3571
Loc: Texas
Carol can be a guy or gal, Eugene. The mystery continues. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
_________________________
paul, texas KD5IVP

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Shout Box

Highest Quality Lightweight Down Sleeping Bags
 
Western Mountaineering Sleeping Bags
 
Lite Gear Talk - Featured Topics
Knife, Fire Starter, Ignition Source
by Jim M
12/11/17 07:34 PM
Bivvy bag with wired peak
by Petro1234
12/10/17 01:06 PM
How cheap can you go?
by EMT Dave
12/05/17 07:07 PM
Backcountry Discussion - Featured Topics
Greetings - and a question
by valongi
12/11/17 11:35 AM
Just found out about UCO candles
by toddfw2003
11/30/17 08:41 AM
Hitting the eagle rock loop, Ark in 3 days
by toddfw2003
11/19/17 11:31 AM
Make Your Own Gear - Featured Topics
Plant based insulation...
by billstephenson
11/18/17 02:58 PM
lightest grommets to use
by toddfw2003
10/22/17 06:13 PM
avalibility of thin ti rod
by the-gr8t-waldo
01/26/17 04:45 PM
Featured Photos
Breakneck Ridge, New York
May 2012 Eclipse, Lassen Park
New Years Eve 2011
Trip Report with Photos
Seven Devils, Idaho
Oat Hill Mine Trail 2012
Dark Canyon - Utah
Who's Online
3 registered (), 23 Guests and 0 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
valongi, Atkinson J, Dcarpenter, Woodland, ultralight
12469 Registered Users
Forum Links
Disclaimer
Policies
Site Links
HOME
Backpacking.net
Family Hiking
Lightweight Gear Store
Backpacking Book Store
Lightweight Zone
Hiking Essentials

Outdoor Gear Daily Deals
Outlets, Sales, Bargains

Our long-time Sponsor, BackcountryGear.com - The leading source for ultralite/lightweight outdoor gear:

Backcountry Forum
 
 

Since 1996 - the Original Backcountry Forum
Copyright © The Lightweight Backpacker & BackcountryForum.com