6th Annual Jerky Contest which, like the event last year, is a World Class Jerky Competition. Again this year we will be doing a winner take all contest. Whether it’s hot or mild, we will be combining all types of jerky into one category.
What types of meat can be used? Beef, pork, venison, goose, turkey, chicken and fish. As long as you can impress the judges feel free to use any type of meat you wish..
Peppers and More is happy to have Excalibur back for a 6th year as our sponsor. This year Excalibur will be giving the following away to our WINNER…….
Open up a whole new world of dried food possibilities with this Excalibur EXC10EL 10-tray stainless steel dehydrator. It’s perfect for hunters, in-home dehydrating businesses, crafting, and more. In addition to drying all of your favorite fruits, vegetables, and meats, you can make your own granola, pet treats-even dry some fruit puree into a fruit roll-up! With 16 sq. ft. of drying space and a 99- hour adjustable timer that shuts off automatically when the set time is complete, you can create your most popular snacks in high quantities with minimal effort. The unit’s convenient two-time two-temp feature allows you to set two different temperatures for one dehydrating process with the easy-to-use adjustable digital display thermostat (95 – 165 degrees Fahrenheit). For example, you could have it set to 165 degrees for an hour, and then have it automatically reduce the temperature to 145 degrees for the remainder of the process. You can just set it and forget it! This 600 watt unit utilizes horizontal air flow drying technology with a 6 1/2” fan, making it one of the most efficient dryers on the market.
The EXC10EL has an attractive, durable stainless steel cabin-not usually found in medium sized machines like this-with (10) 15” x 15” stainless steel removable trays. Its armored glass doors allow you to keep an eye on your food without sacrificing durability and heat retention. The convenient front access control panel allows the unit to be placed under cabinets for easy storage and obstruction free access, and the removable drip tray minimizes mess. $999.95/Each
If you want to step up and prove your jerky is the best around then you need to enter! A $20 fee will be charged for every entry with all money to be reserved for the competition. You can enter as many times you wish. All entry fees will be paid through PayPal.
A jerky entry must be in a sealed pouch with the Contestant # (to be given out after payment is received) clearly written on the pouch. The judges to be selected will know nothing more about the jerky than what their eyes, nose and taste buds tell them. It will be the sole responsibility of the contestant to mail the jerky to the judges. Judges are on the top of their game when it comes to jerky.
All participants will be required to send one bag of jerky to our judge. All bags should have two nice-sized pieces of jerky. If you want to send more, that’s up to you. After you have paid your registration fee you will be e-mailed the address of our judge.
To register, please e-mail Doug from Peppers and More at doug @ peppersandmore . com. The deadline to enter is March 15 2016. In years past we have had questions about when to send the jerky due to freshness. I can assure you that when your entry arrives it will be judged and scored the same day, so there is no need to wait till the last miniute to ensure freshness