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    Übermensch Montgomery Wick's Avatar
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    Looking at buying beef jerky in fairly large quantity, to avoid excess packaging and keep costs down. There are a few options that jump out on Google - does anyone have recommendations based on personal experience?

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    Get a dehydrator and make your own! Much reduced costs and no packaging.

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    IIRC there is a small company called Cowley foods or something with Cowley in it. They do some really nice recipes for jerky, biltong and other dried and cured meats. Also some fruit strips (dried fruit I believe that are nice). I think a guy called Trevor put me on to them in a post on here.

    Never used them but they do things like jerky ewith Jack Daniels as one of the flavourings. Other nicer ones and traditional too. Also gives freebies with larger purchases I think.

    Talking of bulk buy, I wonder why OMers never do group buys to get better prices. Other forums do it. Not putting myself forward to do it though. Perhaps that's it, noone will take the risk of non-payment.

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    Ron, I think Tracksterman has a rather 'peripatetic' lifestyle and a dehydrator wouldn't fit in his backpack - otherwise I would have made the exactly the same suggestion.

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    Hi

    No help sorry.

    Question I have some vacuum packed biltong (home made by a friend in SA), I found in the back of the cupboard, it's at least 7yrs old. Will it still be OK?

    Also apart from chewing it as a trail snack, what can I do with it?

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    If it's 7 years old... maybe resole your boots with it?

    Apart from chewing... you could rehydrate it and put it in your camping stove meal? I tried this, but wasn't so keen. (Bacon, on the other hand, dehydrates nicely in the microwave, and tastes quite nice rehydrated




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    Trackerman = Montgomery Wick

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    Übermensch Montgomery Wick's Avatar
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    What Cathy said, otherwise I'd happily DIY.

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    I tried these http://britishbeefjerky.co.uk/shop/ and found them excellent (some great flavours). It was a few years ago, so can't say if they are still as good but I don't see any reason why not.

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    https://www.scottishjerky.com/ has been mentioned by pete mcfarlane

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    www.martinsjerkedmeat.com (horse jerky, beef, venison, goat, bacon and lamb) all handmade in wales , we also do meals dried in the same way ( venison baltin, lamb keema etc) and once opened all the jerky is fine for 5 years ( I make it so I thought I mention it lol)

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    sorry about the blatant ad but we also do 100% horse jerky, guaranteed beef free ( blacl beauty : Guinness and onions )


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    Quote Originally Posted by martin cowley View Post

    sorry about the blatant ad but we also do 100% horse jerky, guaranteed beef free



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    Quote Originally Posted by martin cowley View Post

    sorry about the blatant ad ...
    Fair enough IMO - you're straightforward about plugging your product and you don't adulterate the Shergar Jerky with eastern European cow meat

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    adulterated ? good lord no, though I am considering a Beef flavoured Horse jerky, by marinading it in Bovril, no reason, just made me laugh thats all

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    I see you were down here at Cardiff Uni last week but I was in Scotland (wall-to-wall sunshine in the Cairngorms ). Do you welcome drop-in visitors for tastings?

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    unfortunatly we dont have premisses as such, we do it all from home, but thei weekend we are at Mumbles farmers market and Brecon farmers market, both on Saturday morning, come and sample top your hearts content

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    Hi MontgomeryWick,



    A South-African friend in our village has recently started up a biltong business and I buy from him in bulk (uncut sticks c. 1kg 'wet weight') at extremely reasonable prices (think I paid him c. £20 for last batch or thereabouts which works out massively cheaper than retail packages). He is in the process of setting up websites etc. and currently trades with local businesses and farm shops etc. If you PM me I'll forward you his details

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    These guys sell in one kilo batches, but are happy to break those kilos into smaller 250g bags for the same cost, which helps to organise food a bit. Looks like I'll go with them.

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    My friend's website is southafricancornershop.co.uk with decent prices on biltong and other SA products.

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