Duck jerky: favorite recipe, please

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  1. Bigtymer

    Bigtymer Senior Refuge Member

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    Do you freeze your ducks/geese for a month or more to kill all the parasites? I read that somewhere along the way that you should freeze it for x number of days because dehydrating it doesn't get to a high enough temp to kill everything. Just curious.
     
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    Freezing does not kill bacteria. Heating to at least 165 degrees is the only way to kill food-borne cooties (aside from soaking it in bleach or something like that.)
     
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    I cut mine 3/8" thick...sometimes it comes out a bit thicker. I do mine in a Traeger pellet smoker / grill and it only takes an hour and a quarter or so. You are only looking for an internal temp of 165, which doesn't take long when the strips are thin. I could turn down the temp and make more smoke in the Traeger but you have to be careful with the smoke...there is such a thing as too much. My Traeger's temp on medium setting is in the 250 range.
     
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    Don't limit yourself to just one flavor. I'll split up a batch of duck into three or four batches. I've used marinades off the grocery store shelf and concocted my own. Like to make a small amount of HOT using a couple drops of high octane Hot sauce. I'll season before loading the meat into the dehydrator.
     
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    Franks hot sauce for ducks.......nuf said
     
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    x2 :tu:tu
     
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    My grandma puts that s h i t on everything :nutz
     
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    I am bringing this thread back to ask about hydrators. Decided I would like to get one, but the choices are endless. I don't see myself using it a ton, so my price range would likely be under $100. Thanks for any suggestions on brands or sizes.
     

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