Is it just me, or is beef jerky softer and moister nowadays?

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Is it just me, or is beef jerky softer and moister nowadays?

I hadn't had beef jerky in years until recently, and literally every bag I've bought these past two months, from different brands, has been relatively soft. I didn't really notice until one pack I bought a few weeks ago started growing mold. Then I remembered how dry beef jerky used to be. That shit should easily last months.

Attached: PCBJ-Classic-Teriyaki-Product-3OZ-1024x1024.jpg (155 KB, 1024x657)

farquit
farquit

I like jerky but it's too expensive where I live and I eat it all in one go.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

You can get both varieties nowadays.

hairygrape
hairygrape

More water means less meat by weight

StonedTime
StonedTime

Yeah I was just wondering that too. Pacific Gold isn't nearly as dry as it used to be.

Jerky is too expensive everywhere.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

No, it's not you. They put more sugar in it than they used to. Sugar is a humectant, so it's softer. Kinda sucks. We don't all like candied meat.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

There's one brand I like that's dry but as thin as paper.

w8t4u
w8t4u

get jack links, it's the most generic brand but it's also the only one I've had that sticks to making actual jerky and not spiced meat shit.

Spamalot
Spamalot

I only get local shit these days because of this. Big brands sell more by catering to people who don't actually want jerky. I want my dry, tough strips of beef, dammit.

Emberburn
Emberburn

If my jaw isn't sore by the time I'm done with a bag, your jerky isn't tough enough.

SniperGod
SniperGod

this makes sense

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

If you don't make your own exclusively you should kill yourself.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

yeah but no one likes chewing on a wad of meat gum for fifteen minutes until you can finally swallow it

massdebater
massdebater

weak jaw soy-boy detected, gb2 chewing wads of cum.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Depends on how it's manufactured. Some companies go with a little bit of moisture in the meat.

I really want to get a dehydrator and try making my own jerky.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

Depends on how it's manufactured. Some companies go with a little bit of moisture in the meat.
Wow, most insightful fucking comment of the year.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

oh snap

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

Suck me, soyboy.

Nojokur
Nojokur

go with moisture in meat
still include moisture absorber packet
what did they mean, etc.

Illusionz
Illusionz

No you suck me, soyboy.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

You wish cucky.

SniperGod
SniperGod

I think it's softer and more sugary both. I don't know if it's a byproduct of just adding weight to the package though. I think they have to consider that people with poor teeth or bite do get fatigued and maybe it's less fun for them and that can affect sales. That being a consideration, if they use CHEAPER nontraditional cuts of beef, the gristle and connective tissue, or it being machine cut and not so carefully against the grain, or the fact they have to form and press together pieces, scraps and other parts to make nice finger sized sheets of it? Then, moisture and sugar has to be used to soften it and form it.
So, I think it's multiple reasons. No one wants that powder of pulverized bits in their bag, but big honking slices and chunks.

SniperWish
SniperWish

Soybois ruin everything, their delicate teeth can't handle real jerky.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

Speak for yourself

Snarelure
Snarelure

jack links
actual jerky
not soft wet surgery meat for cucked soyboys like yourself

Op is talking about your precious soylinks

Bidwell
Bidwell

not getting jerky from gun shows

Are you even trying? Its literally the only treason to go to gun shows anymore.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

My brother.

King_Martha
King_Martha

gun show jerky

Is this what the "gun show loophole" is?

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

huh?

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

Im curious but not especially dedicated to making my own jerky. Would a cheap $50 electric smoker from Amazon suffice for experimentation?

Methshot
Methshot

Everyone keeps bitching about gun show loopholes. They don't say what it is just that its bad for some reason. Is it about jerky? Because I wouldn't think meat could be bought at a show for guns.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

Kek. Probably the only reason I'd ever go to a gun show.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

there's some myth that you don't have to do background checks at a gun show, but you do.
they do it right there on a laptop or whatever.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

Absolutely. An oven will suffice. Heck, leaving it out in the sun to dry will suffice. The magic is in the marinade.

5mileys
5mileys

Does anyone remember a type of prepackaged jerky rectangular strip that was similar to these but it had packaging more similar to slim jims with a transparent back? I had a 100 pack of them 10 years ago and I can't remember the brand. They were so good.

Attached: 223679.jpg (38 KB, 480x480)

Disable AdBlock to view this page

Disable AdBlock to view this page

Confirm your age

This website may contain content of an adult nature. If you are under the age of 18, if such content offends you or if it is illegal to view such content in your community, please EXIT.

Enter Exit

About Privacy

We use cookies to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our advertising and analytics partners.

Accept Exit