So, it’s that time again! Jerkython 2010: The Devil made me do it!
For those of you who follow the saga, the 2008 Jerkython
was fun, the 2009 Jerkython
was frightening, and now I bring you Jerkython 2010! With so much meat the ladies have cut us off.
The ingredients list for this year is as follows:
2 Gal Worcestershire Sauce, 2 Gal Soy Sauce, 2 Gal Molasses, 1.5 Qt Pineapple Juice, 4 bottles of Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy, Onion Powder, 15lb + 1 bear Honey, Garlic powder, 1 Bottle Liquid Smoke, Secret Ingredient: Mesquite Seasoning, Whole Pepper and
[large]80 POUNDS OF MEAT!!!![/large]
We went epic this year, and had to include the “Badass Magnets” again.
We cheated this year and went to a local butcher to have the meat ordered and sliced for us. The thought of 8-10 brisket primal by hand was just too much.
We couldn’t find the bathroom scale for the weigh-in this year, we figure it’s cowering in a hole somewhere. We do know that the butcher hit the 74lb goal with half a brisket left, so he finished us off. Total was 80lb finished and trimmed.
We had to do the traditional shot trying to hold the meat. Since it was in 2 pans this year we didn’t dare try one in each hand. I wish she would have taken the picture faster, those things were HEAVY!!
Our ingredients list was a bit more impressive this year. We got a second bucket for brine so we wouldn’t run into the not-enough-space physics thing from last year.
Fine grinding all the spices for better absorption. She tried to take a photo of the secret ingredient, but we caught it in editing. 11 herbs and spices my ass! Granted, we made it a little too fine, holding ones breath to prevent sneezing was a trial.
Time to fill the buckets!
Gently fold in the finely ground spices…
We got smarter and went with molasses this year. Much sweeter per pound.
We realized that the last few years we had somehow omitted an acid to break down the meat. Pineapple juice fills this role nicely.
2 gallons of molasses and we STILL needed more honey! Sheesh!
Yeah, the bear had to go.
Molasses good! Huurrrrrr!
That’s a nice spicy-sweet mix right there!
We hope a 16 foot long vacuum bag will be enough. They come in 16 foot rolls so we don’t really have much of an option do we?
Triple sealed for safety!
Time to start filling the bag, 1 handful of juicy, raw, all organic, grass fed cow meat! Woot!
Trojan Uber-Mega-Super-Duper Magnum! For all your meat-wrapping needs! At least I’m never lonely on a Saturday night. :P
1 pan of meat in, 1 to go!
It’s like wrestling an Anaconda! Or an overly large snausage.