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Anyone ever try buckboard venison?

FidelFidel Posts: 10,171
edited 6:17AM in EggHead Forum
My wheels got spinning tonight and I am considering taking a backstrap and making kind of a hybrid venison Candian style bacon.

Anyone ever try it? Thirdeye?

I'm going to have a pantload of jerky and sticks....just looking for something new/different to try with one of the loins.


  • HossHoss Posts: 14,587
    Don't waste a backstrap!Do a hindquarter!BTW,we have coolers(walk-in)on site.Do you hang venison for the aging process skinned or skin on?They are much easier to skin fresh.Just wondering. :huh:
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    I wouldn't use a backstrap for that, although the idea is intriguing. If you want, I'll help you get rid of that ole nasty backstrap. :whistle: Sounds like you got your kill after all, Congrats bro!
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,171
    The hams will be jerky and the shoulders are all going to be stew meat that I will grind and make my own sausage.

    I'm planning on taking a few more before the season is out, so I'm not really "wasting" anything.

    I'm doing a wild boar hunt next month in south Georgia, so maybe I'll save the buckboard experiment for one of those hogs.
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,587
    Our season (gun)opens Saturday.Bowhunters got one doe,youth weekend was last week.They only took one.The biologist says we MUST harvest 20 does,up to 30.What about the cooling,aging thing?Skin on or off.Skinned fresh is much easier.We prize backstraps.Try the BBB on the oinker.JMHO! ;)
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,171
    Mine is hanging in the cooler for 10 days. I gutted it and put it in the cooler skin on.
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,587
    That's what I was wondering.You seem to have Eggsperience with this.I wanna process some of my own venison sausage this year.I have the cooler space just did not have any egsperience with aging,skin on or off.I just know last year I left one hanging with skin on a few days and it was a byatch to skin.I wanna do some 2 week aging this year.All suggegtions appreciated! :)
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    Sorry, I haven't done that. Frankly, I'm not sure If I would experiment with something that only comes around once a year.

    However, I've had wonderful success with Buckboarded chops.... so why not do a 24 hour cure on a couple of 5/8" thick backstrap steaks? I would use a 4 hour soak-out and a 4 hour rest, then lightly season with pepper and grill them.
    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Not on a fawn you woudn't :laugh: :ohmy:

    Just a quick sear B)
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,587
    I have a walk-in cooler on site.Would you hang meat(venison) skin on or skin off?I'm wantin to go a week or more on the hangin.Then I wanna grind some for sausages and other stuff. :huh:
  • BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
    I think you would end up with something more like corned beef or pastrami and that would be excellent.

    I make Canadian bacon from pork loin and I think that the back strap would be excellent.
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    Hide off. And 5 days would be a minimum hang time, so if you are going to 7 that would work fine. With elk or eoose, folks like 10 to 12 days, but they have more body weight than a deer.
    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • ;) need some help gettin a "few" antelope??? :evil:
  • AlaskanCAlaskanC Posts: 1,346
    I've made it out of the hindquarter (our deer are tiny - our hindquarters are probably the size of your deer's backstrap).

    I also made pastrami out of a hindquarter roast. It was pretty good!

    geeez I need to get our boat finished so I can get out there & get a few before the season ends!!
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