How to build Homemade Biltong Jerky Drying Box DIY Project is a simple way to create a meat jerky drying box that helps preserve meat safety.
Jerky is a great way to remove moisture, trim fat and prevent spoilage. Meat can be marinated in a seasoned spice rub or liquid, and dried, dehydrated or smoked with low heat (usually under 70 °C/160 °F).
Biltong is a South African dried meat (Jerky) is made with various types of meat are used to make Biltong Jerky, ranging from beef and game meats. Fillets of the meat are cut into strips following the grain of the muscle, or flat pieces sliced across the grain.
European settlers (Dutch, German, French) who arrived in southern Africa in the early 17th century used vinegar in the curing process, as well as saltpetre (potassium nitrate). The potassium nitrate in saltpeter KILLS Clostridium botulinum, the deadly bacterium that causes botulism while the acidity of the vinegar STOPS its growth.
This article teaches you how to make your own biltong box. This is another rare display of innovation and creativity. The writer needed a way to dry up his biltong and had to device a means. Here are the materials you need to make the box.
You need wood, wood glue, counter sink drill bits, wood screws, sash clamps, wood dowel, PC fan, light cable and 40W bulb. Your own bulb can be of higher wattage. It all depends on the size of your box. Other materials are corner clamp, Jigsaw, circular saw and metal hooks.
The first step is to cut the wood to the desired size. You don’t have to use the exact dimension of the writer because you can make yours bigger or a little smaller. It depends on your choice. However, you have to ensure that the height is longer than the width.
Secondly, you need to leave enough space at the top for proper ventilation. If you try to cut down cost by using cheap wood, then you have to be careful enough to avoid some tear out. Now you can glue all the wood together and connect the door with hinges.
The reason he chose a PC fan is energy efficiency. This fan consumes very low power so it can be left on for several days. It won’t reflect in your monthly energy bill. Go through the article for the rest of the instructions. It is a simple but great invention. Please do not forget to share it after reading.
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