Monday, May 11, 2015

Pap's Beef Jerky - Pitmasters Barbecue #21 - Thin Style

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Pap's Beef Jerky, introduced a revised line of jerky, with a new line of recipes. See our previous reviews of their jerky.

Four new varieties now anchor their beef jerky lineup, Mild, Hot, Blazin Cajun, and Pitmasters BBQ. Pitmasters BBQ is the only variety carrying over from the previous lineup. The words "Thin Cut" now grace Pap's beef jerky packaging, which is considerably more thin than their previous cut.

Pap's Beef Jerky originally grew from Pap's Genuine Beef Sticks. 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.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Braaitime Droëwors

braaitime droewors
Braaitime is a brand of gourmet cured meats based out of Keansburg, NJ. The company was started in 2005 by Warren Pala. Warren immigrated from South Africa in 2001 and sought to introduce Biltong and Droëwors to Americans.

Warren claims to be the only brand of biltong & Droëwors holding true to the old world methods. "All other makers of Biltong have followed the 'jerky' method in order to achive USDA approval. They cook the meat to a certain temperature for a certain amount of time". Warren was able to get USDA approval with the help of local Italians who had already convinced USDA inspectors that their prosciutto & capacolo are shelf stable.

Droëwors is a type of dry sausage popular in Africa. It's a beef sausage in natural lamb casing, spiced in clove, nutmeg, coriander, and black pepper. Braaitime uses whole muscle Angus Beef, and also offers Droëwors in other flavors like Peri Peri, Chorizo, and Hatch Green Chile.