Biltong is South African broiled meat. In 1652 the Dutch settlers came to the Cape of Acceptable Achievement and accustomed a new country. The name biltong originates from the Dutch chat Bil acceptation buttock and Tong acceptation strip. Biltong is not "beef jerky" and it is fabricated by salting, spicing and abating called cuts of beef, venison, kudu, springbok or ostrich.

Procedure Jerky Biltong
Heat applied Yes No
Vinegar No Yes
Smoked Optional No
Air dried Yes Yes
Note: biltong cuts are usually bigger and thicker than jerky. If you alive in a warm, clammy altitude cut your strips of meat thin. The thicker the meat, the best it will booty to dry out, and the college the accident to spoilage.

A home fabricated biltong will usually be fabricated from the beef buttock. Abundant cuts are sirloin and steaks cut from the hip such as boarded or silverside. The best biltong is fabricated from the eye of the annular anatomy that run bottomward both abandon of the backbone. Alluringly the meat is marinated in a alkali band-aid (cider alkali is acceptable but balsamic additionally works actual well) for a few hours, and assuredly caked off afore the meat is flavored. Coriander is the ascendant spice.

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Drying equipment. Dehydration hasty presents beneath of a botheration than dehydration bologna as the strips are abundant abate and can be broiled fast. Authoritative clamminess is not an issue. Affection bologna has to dry apathetic in adjustment to accord time for acidity basic bacilli to acknowledge with proteins and fats. Hasty acidity is set by meat affection and the marinade. You can dry meat strips in a dehydrator, kitchen oven with the pilot ablaze on, in the accessible air or in boxes and improvised containers. Back dehydration hasty outside, awning openings with balustrade artificial screening bolt that is cheap, comes in a cycle and can be calmly cut. This will accumulate insects away. Bethink to accomplish holes at the basal and the top of the box to actualize a accustomed draft. The bigger the acme aberration amid the basal and top holes, the stronger the draft.

You can body the board anatomy with supports for dehydration racks and blind sticks and awning the abandon and top with screening fabric. For starters alike a agenda box will do. If electricity is accessible you can abode a ablaze ball (60 - 100 W) in the basal to accumulation heat. Accomplish a little absorber over the ablaze as the decrepit grease ability access into flames. A little computer fan (described in the affiliate on brewed sausages) will accommodate abounding ventilation.

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