Monday, October 28, 2013

Buffalo Bill's Jerky - Beer Jerky

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Recently, Buffalo Bill's Jerky released a new flavor, "Beer Jerky". It's beef jerky marinated in honey brown ale. They sent me a package for review. These are their 12.5oz package of strips, instead of 3.5oz/16oz pieces.

Beef jerky marinated in beer is not a new concept, it's been done before. But often companies use a cheap, light beer, like Coors Light, which itself is very watery. But of course, beer is not a cheap ingredient either. I'm assuming this honey brown ale will be heavier on malt than the fizzy yellow watery stuff other brands have used.

Buffalo Bills Jerky is a brand of Choo Choo R Snacks, based out of Lebanon, PA. They've been around since 1990, and were one of the first brands we reviewed on Best Beef Jerky.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Ria's RoadKill Jerky - Korean BBQ

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Next in the series on Ria's RoadKill Jerky is this Korean BBQ beef jerky. See previous reviews of Ria's RoadKill Jerky.

Ria's RoadKill Jerky is run by Eden Van, based out of Long Beach, CA, having launched in January 2011. Eden got started in making jerky after receiving compliments on his barbecue recipes. He uses USDA Choice top round from his local meat market. All jerky is dehydrated in a smoker. He currently sells through Facebook and eBay while waiting for his new website to finish.

According to the company, this variety was inspired by "bulgogi", a Korean-style BBQ, this recipe comes from the Korean mother of one of Eden's friends. It's not spicy, like some bulgogi can be, but more of a rich, sweet flavor. It's smoked using real apple wood.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pap's Beef Jerky - Pitmasters Barbecue #21


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Pap's Beef Jerky recently introduced a new flavor, Pitmasters Barbecue #21. See reviews of other flavors from Pap's Beef Jerky.

Pap's Beef Jerky originally grew from Pap's Genuine Beef Sticks, which we reviewed previously. Pap's is a creation of Rick Waldon, based out of Junction City, KY. Pap's Beef Jerky is made using USDA inspected beef in a USDA inspected facility.

This Pitmasters Barbecue #21 was created to honor the Pitmasters who compete in Waldon's home state of Kentucky, where he himself often enters. The #21 in the name is in reference to the number recipes that Waldon worked with before settling on this one.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pap's Beef Jerky - Smokehouse Hickory


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Next in the series on Pap's Beef Jerky is this Smokehouse Hickory Beef Jerky. Read our other reviews of Pap's Beef Jerky.

Pap's Beef Jerky is a new product from Pap's Genuine Beef Sticks, which we reviewed previously. Pap's is a creation of Rick Waldon, based out of Junction City, KY.

This Asian Style is described as "Inspired by the age old art of slow cooking meat, 100% American beef is marinated and seasoned, then slow cooked to develop the natural meat taste and intensify the essence of smoked hickory flavors."

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Lawless Jerky - Thai Chili

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Next in the series on Lawless Jerky is this Thai Chili beef jerky. See my previous reviews of their other flavors.

The company was created by a licensed attorney named Matthew Tolnick of Santa Monica, CA. He started making jerky during his days in college when he and his fraternity boys needed sustenance through long evenings of studying. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Tolnick stepped up his game, producing jerky in a USDA inspected facility and marketing his product full time.

This Thai Chili is described by Tolnick as being inspired by the famous Sriracha Sauce, with all of its garlic peppery goodness, but infused with ginger and orange.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Ria's RoadKill Jerky - Spicy

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Next in the series on Ria's RoadKill Jerky is this Spicy beef jerky. See previous reviews of Ria's RoadKill Jerky.

Ria's RoadKill Jerky is run by Eden Van, based out of Long Beach, CA, having launched in January 2011. Eden got started in making jerky after receiving compliments on his barbecue recipes. He uses USDA Choice top round from his local meat market. All jerky is dehydrated in a smoker. He currently sells through Facebook and eBay while waiting for his new website to finish.

According to Eden, this Spicy beef jerky is the same as his Original beef jerky, but topped with crushed red pepper and extra garlic to balance to heat, however we noticed that this has a significantly different set of ingredients.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Pap's Beef Jerky - Original


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Pap's Beef Jerky is a new product from Pap's Genuine Beef Sticks, which we reviewed previously. Pap's is a creation of Rick Waldon, based out of Junction City, KY.

The success of Pap's Beef Sticks spurred Rick into creating his own line of jerky. He offers seven flavors in all, two of which we have for review, including this Original and the Caliente.

Pap's beef snacks are available at convenience stores throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Indiana. You can also buy them from their website.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Crazy Horse Beef Jerky - Steak House

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It's been nearly a year since I published my reviews of Crazy Horse Beef Jerky (Original, Sweet, and Cajun). And since that time, the owners of Crazy Horse have told me that sales have been great.

Along with that, customers have asked them to launch new flavors, and so towards that request, they've launched this new "Steak House" variety. Dave and Cara Wenrich, the owners of Crazy Horse, claim to love steak sauce and felt it would add a great flavor to their jerky.

Based in Hellam, PA, Dave started making this brand of jerky based on a old family recipe that he got from his father, who received the recipe from his father, who received it from his father...

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

New Jerky Community Launches on Google+

Looking for a place to talk about jerky with others?

We've launched a new community on Google+ where you can do so...

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ria's RoadKill Jerky - Chipotle

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Next in the series on Ria's RoadKill Jerky is this Chipotle beef jerky. See previous reviews of Ria's RoadKill Jerky.

Ria's RoadKill Jerky is run by Eden Van, based out of Long Beach, CA, having launched in January 2011. Eden got started in making jerky after receiving compliments on his barbecue recipes. He uses USDA Choice top round from his local meat market. All jerky is dehydrated in a smoker. He currently sells through Facebook and eBay while waiting for his new website to finish.

According to Eden, this Chipotle beef jerky is the same as his Original beef jerky, but with chipotle seasoning sprinkled before hitting the smoker.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Lawless Jerky and COOK Collaborate to Offer Artisanal Beef Jerky Course

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On November 17th, 2013, at 3 P.M., Lawless Jerky Founder and CEO, Matt Tolnick, will teach a course in the art of jerky at COOK, Philadelphia’s premier demonstration kitchen. This course will be the first such course offered by Lawless Jerky and the first such course offered by COOK.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Jonty Jacobs - Droëwors

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Next up in the series on Jonty Jacobs is this Droëwors. Droëwors is a type of sausage seasoned with coriander, and originating from South Africa. See our reviews of their Biltong.

Jonty Jacobs is a brand of South African-style meat snacks based out of Brooklyn, NY. It was launched by South African-born Australian, Monique Daniels, who moved to the United States and discovered a lack of quality biltong.

The company describes this Droëwors as, "Our famous beef sausage Droewors which is mixed with a unique spice blend for a flavorsome hit."

Monday, October 7, 2013

Ria's RoadKill Jerky - Teriyaki

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Next in the series on Ria's RoadKill Jerky is this Teriyaki beef jerky. See previous reviews of Ria's RoadKill Jerky.

Ria's RoadKill Jerky is run by Eden Van, based out of Long Beach, CA, having launched in January 2011. Eden got started in making jerky after receiving compliments on his barbecue recipes. He uses USDA Choice top round from his local meat market. All jerky is dehydrated in a smoker. He currently sells through Facebook and eBay while waiting for his new website to finish.

According to Eden, this Teriyaki beef jerky is claimed to be the "most authentic teriyaki flavor" he could possibly develop after six months of experimenting, using only Japanese ingredients. He smokes it over cherry wood for mild flavor. This is the company's only variety free of MSG.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Ria's RoadKill Jerky - Cracked Pepper

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Next in the series on Ria's RoadKill Jerky is this Cracked Pepper beef jerky. See previous reviews of Ria's RoadKill Jerky.

Ria's RoadKill Jerky is run by Eden Van, based out of Long Beach, CA, having launched in January 2011. Eden got started in making jerky after receiving compliments on his barbecue recipes. He uses USDA Choice top round from his local meat market. All jerky is dehydrated in a smoker. He currently sells through Facebook and eBay while waiting for his new website to finish.

According to Eden, this Cracked Pepper beef jerky is the same as his Original beef jerky, but with freshly cracked black pepper added before hitting the smoker.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Jimmy's Sticky Jerky - Barbecue

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One of the newest flavors from Jimmy's Sticky Jerky is this Barbecue beef jerky. See our other reviews of Jimmy's Sticky Jerky.

Jimmy's Sticky Jerky launched in September 2012. It's the creation of Jim Nielsen, based out of Hermosa Beach, CA. Nielsen claims his love for jerky goes back to when he was just a fetus, and his mother had been snacking on the stuff while she was pregnant. Just 10 ten years ago, he started making his own jerky, and was encouraged to go into business by his closest friends.

This Barbecue beef jerky is described by the company as a mix of "St. Louis style sweet and sticky with the vinegar-based flavors of a Carolina BBQ."

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Jonty Jacobs - Biltong (Traditional Cut)

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Jonty Jacobs is a brand of Biltong and Droewors based out of Brooklyn, NY. It was launched by South African-born Australian, Monique Daniels, who moved to the United States and discovered a lack of quality biltong.

Biltong is a type of dried, seasoned sliced meat, very much like jerky, but with a more specific method of curing and drying. Whereas jerky is marinated for several hours and often dehydrated in smokers and ovens, biltong is rubbed with salt and vinegar and dried at room temperature for several days, resulting in a more tender, aged flavor.

Jonty Jacobs brand of biltong is made in the USA in a USDA inspected facility. They offer two types of Biltong, this Traditional cut, which leaves more of the fat on, and a "Lean Cut", which we reviewed last week. Jonty Jacobs also sells its own seasoning blend separately, encouraging you to sprinkle a bit more for additional kick.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Ria's RoadKill Jerky - Original

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Ria's RoadKill Jerky is run by Eden Van, based out of Long Beach, CA, having launched in January 2011.

Eden got started in making jerky after receiving compliments on his barbecue recipes. He uses USDA Choice top round from his local meat market. All jerky is dehydrated in a smoker. He currently sells through Facebook and eBay while waiting for his new website to finish.

This Original beef jerky is said to be his "plain" jerky for non-spicy eaters, smoked over hickory wood.