March 31, 2021
By Dr. Todd A Kuhn
One of the few universal truths in life is that everyone loves jerky.
Thanks to an influx of do-it-yourself game processing equipment in recent years, hunters everywhere are discovering how enjoyable it is to make their own jerky from animals they’ve harvested. One such company to bring these products to market is CHARD, and they have everything you need to turn wild game into fine fare.
The easiest way to make jerky is with ground meat. CHARD’s Pro Power Electric Grinder ($179.99; chardproducts.com) features a 3/4-horse induction motor with both grind and reverse functions. The large-capacity grinder delivers up to 10 pounds per minute of both medium and coarse grinds.
Add CHARD’s Original Jerky Seasoning ($5.99) or your own combination of spices to the ground meat. Once seasoned, the 4 Tray Dehydrator and Jerky Gun Combo ($59.99) makes the final steps of the jerky-making process quick and easy.
The jerky gun forms neat, uniform strips, while the dehydrator has an adjustable heat setting that allows you to select the perfect temperature.
The Premium Stainless Steel Vacuum Sealer ($99.99) keeps jerky and other cuts of meat preserved in air-tight packages, ensuring its freshness until it’s time to share with family and friends.