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    Re: And So It Begins...

    glad to see its that time of year for other too,,,,,,iv got freezer full of rainbow to smoke up next week,,,,,,,i put aprox 12--15 pounds of mule deer aside for jerrky,,,,,,,aprox 8--10 pounds of whitetail aside for jerky,,,,,,freezer full of duck and goose for jerky,,,,,,i have 8 grouse breasts specifically put aside for smoking,,on the bone,,,(5 ruffed,,3 blue),,,,,,gonna try 2 rabbit this year,,,never tried smoking rabbit before,,should be interesting
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    Relative Humidity is so high that even with all four fans on full roar the fillets did not dry out sufficiently to smoke overnight.

    Good thing it is cold (and clearing). Temperature in the garage has not risen above 4 Celsius.

    They will be fine for another overnight session & drying slowly works well for an excellent finished product.

    So, shutting down the pre-warming cycle on the smoker, and starting the choppy whacky job for the first batch of Gummy Bears...

    And on it goes...

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    Yesterday's efforts:

    Choppy Whackey Time:



    And Splashdown into the brine:



    Smoker preheating again, whole sides on in just a few minutes now...

    And on it goes...
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    Re: And So It Begins...

    Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Any society that will give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.B.F. Government is not the solution to our problem, it is the problem. R.R. The problem with socialism is you eventually run out of other peoples money. M.T. I don't think that you have any insight whatsoever into your capacity for good until you have some well-developed insight into your capacity for evil. J.P. Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the gun down. M.X.

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    After making the entire neighborhood drool all day, now the house too smells incredible!



    Bag & Tag this lot, then onto Candy...

    Cheers,
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    All sides (except the one we are currently chewing on) Vac Sealed:



    They now sit on top of the freezer for a whole day to allow the various flavors to mingle well:



    Getting the screens ready for the turn around to Gummy Bear Candy.

    Here's a hint for any aspiring Gummy Bear Makers. Notice that the majority of the strips have now sunk into the brine rather than floating (see previous picture for comparison). This is an indication they are damn near ready for the next stage under the fans:



    And if the saying "No Rest For The Wicked" is real, I must have been a particularly Evil Bugger in a previous lifetime!

    On it goes...
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    Re: And So It Begins...

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    Re: And So It Begins...

    Always love seeing this yearly process. (Usually see it on flybc)
    seems like an even bigger batch this year?

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    Re: And So It Begins...

    Looks incredible Nog! I just started using brown sugar in the brine solutions for the trout I smoke and I love the sweet taste it adds...

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    Re: And So It Begins...

    Quote Originally Posted by B-rad View Post
    glad to see its that time of year for other too,,,,,,iv got freezer full of rainbow to smoke up next week,,,,,,,i put aprox 12--15 pounds of mule deer aside for jerrky,,,,,,,aprox 8--10 pounds of whitetail aside for jerky,,,,,,freezer full of duck and goose for jerky,,,,,,i have 8 grouse breasts specifically put aside for smoking,,on the bone,,,(5 ruffed,,3 blue),,,,,,gonna try 2 rabbit this year,,,never tried smoking rabbit before,,should be interesting
    Interesting, did you happen to find in your studies on smoking rabbit a certain temp you have to get it to in order to be safe??

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