Metalware Open Country Beef Jerky Works Kit
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- Makes beef jerky from ground meat
- Quick and easy: jerky finished in about four hours
- 9-inch jerky gun with three attachments for strips and sticks
- Five spice packets and five jerky-cure packets included
- Use with any food dehydrator
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Top Customer Reviews
The one problem I have with the jerkey Kit is that it is too small, you get less than 1/2 lb of meat per load, so you have to load the gun at least twice, usually 3 times per pound of meat. Sometimes it can gugle and spit when their is air in the meat. Usually by the last half of the tube the air has call compressed out but then you have to reload. If you really want to make Jerky I would get a gun with a larger capacity. But this gun proved to me it could be done (I had a lot of doubt).
One tip, squirt the meat onto wax paper and then transfer it onto your drying racks (I use the nesco snackmaster) when I squirted directly onto the racks it shoved meat between the grills and made it tough to remove. Maybe I should try it with that herb tray insert
My second concern was taste. What on earth would ground beef jerky taste like? So, hesitantly, I bought extra-lean ground beef, and used the seasoning packets that came with the "jerky gun."
If you've ever used a press, you are going to LOVE how easily this thing makes jerky that's uniform and attractive. (Okay, I know most folks don't care what it looks like so long as it's good, but *I* care.) The only criticism I could have of this is that it doesn't hold very much at a time, so I would have to stop and refill it. But this is so easy to use, I was still done in no time.
Several hours later, the jerky was dried. I took a smaller piece out of the tray and nibbled on it. Hey, this stuff's great! Really tasty!
Once you've used up your seasoning packets, you can find kits online at various camping/hunting stores, or you can experiment and make your own. This is so simple, and so good... and you save so much money making it yourself. (That store-bought ick works out to at least [money]/pound.) The jerky gun is one of the niftiest gadgets in my kitchen. I *highly* recommend this kit.
The first time I tried this product, I was very impressed by the texture and taste of the jerky. Since then, I have made several batches of jerky with it, and everybody that has tasted it can't believe that I made it.
I haven't gone back to my other method of making jerky since I have tried this product, and I don't expect that I ever will.
-Gun easy to use, attachments super easy to figure out.
-Seasonings & cure come in little single-use packets, no measuring here!
-Choice of attachment sizes (flat strips, small or large round sticks).
-Cleans up easy in the dishwasher, just make sure the small pieces don't fall on the drying element.
-Makes GREAT tasting jerky, and dries perfectly in around 6 hours (I used the Nesco FD-50 dehydrator).
-I had to reload the gun 3 times to go through a pound of ground beef mixture. Not a really big deal, but does get a little messy.
-The gun doesn't squeeze the last little bit of meat through the circular attachments. A chopstick works well for pushing out the excess meat the gun doesn't get.
Overall a great little gadget to have in your kitchen. I highly recommend if you like jerky & food dehyrator stuff.
I have only used each one 6 to 8 times. We make up 4lbs hamburger at a time. I am now looking for something that will last longer. I do highly recommend their original jerky seasoning (has msg in it) and if you don't mind something needing replaced often, their gun works good for a few times.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sturdy - well made and reliable I kind of wish I hadn't bought the kit with the flimsy big one in itPublished 2 months ago by Bruce Forbes
The product worked perfectly. Now I have an easy way to make beef jerkey:-)Published 3 months ago by Eric
This is a GREAT investment. I have been making jerky out of lean muscle meat for years. The jerky made with lean ground meat is tender and flavorful. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Chris
Works perfect. Made strips and pepperoni sticks, Just wish it held more meat.Published 8 months ago by Bos'n
Works very well just wish it held more. I will be getting a bigger capacity gun.Published 12 months ago by Joanne mormile