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Biltong

Post by Butterbean » Tue Dec 05, 2017 14:32

Have heard a lot about Biltong but never tasted it or made any so I thought I'd give it a go. Seems to be a hit with everyone and its very easy to make.

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Post by Bob K » Wed Dec 06, 2017 15:29

I have never tried that either, Basically thick jerky? Your pantry looks well stocked!
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Post by Butterbean » Wed Dec 06, 2017 16:22

That's about it. Very easy to make and a nice change from jerky. Different spices. Black pepper and coriander. I was well pleased with it.
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Post by redzed » Fri Dec 08, 2017 18:20

I have never made biltong and your post is providing me with motivation to make some. What do you think it would taste like with venison instead of beef?
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Re: Biltong

Post by SMR » Sun Aug 04, 2019 17:38

We just returned from South Africa and I had the opportunity to taste a lot of Biltong. It is unique and delicious and slightly resembles jerky, but, it is an entity of its own. While the wife and kids were shopping, I stopped into a butcher shop in Capetown and was fortunate to have the local butcher show me the ropes on how to make this local delicacy. When I got back home, I built this Biltong Box following the general design that I saw in Capetown.

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It is a 2' x 2; x 4' wooden box with a muffin fan mounted in the top, two 75 watt bulbs and vent holes below the bulbs. All openings are covered in screen door netting and there is a plexiglass door with magnets and weather stripping on the front.

As you can see, I have the first batch underway. When I have some time this week, I will post the recipe.
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Re: Biltong

Post by Butterbean » Mon Aug 05, 2019 13:45

SMR, it looks like you were definitely inspired. Nice work on the biltong box. Like you say, it is a bit like jerky but a creature all its on. One might even say biltong and jerky share similar differences. :lol:
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