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    Beef Chili Sticks

    I was inspired by Henrik to get my home-built “Biltong Box” operational again. Ever since I’ve become obsessed with smoking I have neglected a lot of what I previously really enjoyed doing and making biltong was something I did excessively.
    I bought 14 pounds of round roast to make a beef curry and kept a piece to make a few Beef Chili Sticks (my daughter’s favourite biltong).

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    The biltong box is made from a 60 Litre Tote box with a small dry wall fan and light bulb and outlet vent.

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    I sliced the kept piece of topside roast then rolled like a swiss cake and sliced into thinner pieces to make the sticks.
    Coated the strips with Chili Biltong Spice

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    Threaded onto a wood skewer

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    Hung in biltong box for drying

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    The sticks should be ready in 2 days.

    Looks like a box of night crawlers!


    • holehogg
      holehogg commented
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      To be edible ones.

    • HawkerXP
      HawkerXP commented
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      sorry, holehogg can't wait to see the finished product.

    • DeusDingo
      DeusDingo commented
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      night crawlers are edible...

    So is Biltong basically the same as making jerky but without the smoke?


    • holehogg
      holehogg commented
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      I gather. Not at all familiar with Jerky. Just the term.

    Wish I had seen this before I bough the dehydrator.


    • holehogg
      holehogg commented
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      Cheap box to build.

    Nice post


      Biltong: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biltong


      • Steve R.
        Steve R. commented
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        "The word biltong is from the Dutch bil("buttock”") and tong ("strip" or "tongue")" heehee

      Cool stuff! Learned something new today!


        Great to see another Biltong box! I love the fact that it is stainless. I'm doing a YouTube video next Friday on the subject. Now take some photos of the finished product also!


        • holehogg
          holehogg commented
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          Box is plastic. Friend who produces for sale purposes are all huge stainless steel cabinets with same light and fan set up.

        Well the Biltong took quicker to dry than I had anticipated and how I found out was my daughter mentioned it and the missing pieces evidence. Time to dry +-18 hours.

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