I have seen recommended temperatures for making beef jerky/pemmican at 100 degrees f and 150 degrees f. Can anyone discusss the virtues or drawbacks of either? I've been doing it at 150 degrees.
Im a bit confused about this issue. So the point of going to all the laborious trouble of making pemmican is to separate the fat so it doesn't go rancid, render it to oil, and add it back. But if the fat goes rancid in the first place, what... (more)
Most pemmican recipes I've seen suggest fairly low temperatures for desiccating the lean meat, some at barely 100 F (usually in some sort of drier), some up to 150 F (usually in an oven at the lowest setting). My concern, however, is parasites,... (more)
Well, I decided to try to make my own pemmican. I had some venison and rabbit meat in the freezer. I also got some buffalo tallow when I picked half our cow from the processor. I then got some strawberries and blueberries. I followed some... (more)
About the only thing I've been able to find is US Wellness but they have a crazy minimum order requirement and from various reviews I've read a lot of people were pretty unhappy with it (tastes like a "candle" and the meat was supposedly not 100%... (more)
I had the same concerns before jumping into making my own pemmican so I ordered from US Wellness just to give it a try. Although homemade is light years better the stuff from them was at least edible and it let me know that I could handle the... (more)
I'm relatively new to Paleo life and am having relatively little pain in making the adjustments from my former (already pretty low-carb) way of eating. That said, I am having a hard time wrapping my palate around pemmican, at least the US... (more)
I did a NOLS course last summer and, amongst other things, we were taught that the equation used to calculate how much food we should be carrying was "two lbs per person per day." My first question is does anyone have any idea where that number... (more)
So I have attempted pemmican once with rendered fat and dried unspiced flank steak. Not to say that it was bad, but it definitely wasn't appetizing. Has anyone tried to make pemmican with steak and coconut oil? I bet if you threw some spices in... (more)
Does anyone out there in Paleo land currently make pemmican? I saw a short video of a lady making enough to feed her family- looks like a lot of work, but a useful product. You need to render the fat, dry and grind the meat, then blend the fat... (more)
I have to spend 2 months out in the field doing a mixture of hiking and hitting up small towns in rural South America for my research. I'm planning on using it as an opportunity to REALLY get paleo, like as in, maybe not even bring shampoo or... (more)
http://paleofood.com/jerky.htm Has anyone ever tried a Pemmican Only diet for a month or more? What would be the repercussions of doing this? Also wouldn't the tallow provide a lot of nutrients that the lean meat lacks? (more)
I spend a decent amount of time biking long distance (yeah, yeah, endurance cardio is terrible) or hiking or doing stuff where I need some good on-the-go snacks. In particular, I want something easily digestable, dense, high energy that I can... (more)
When you make beef jerky, everyone always says it's important to use lean meat so it doesn't turn rancid during storage. But then to make pemmican, you take the lean beef jerky and mix it with tons of fat. So why does the pemmican last so long... (more)
I'd like to try making pemmican, but you need really lean meat and the best bang for the buck is heart meat - I think. It has no fatty marbling. Trim the fat deposits off the outside, and it seems as lean as lean can be. However, it's much... (more)
So I have an extremely limited diet, due to many foods worsening my rheumatoid arthritis inflammation. Basically, everything worsens inflammation except fish, avocados, and vegetables that aren't nightshades, starchy, or sweet. Fermented veggies... (more)
I like the Snack Sticks at US Wellness meats. Can you do coconut? If so, one of my goto snacks is Coconut Chips from Tropical Traditions. I sometimes mix it with a little beef jerky for a nut-less trail mix.
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