Well the jerky hobby is moving right along. Been peddling about all i care to make and has been keeping the bar tab mostly covered on the marketing campaigns in the beer joints. Been getting rid of it in less than a week and packing in small cheap snack bags in 3 oz increments and all seemed well.
Well..we sent off two bags to one of the dearly loved grandchillins and it was returned to us as undelivered after about two or three weeks. So one bag was moldly. Which I assume was caused by the moisture build up in the airtight bag.
From what I can gather from doing a small amount of research a Tyvek clay desiccant pouch should be a first step to help this issue. I have started sticking a folded up piece of a paper towel in the bags and seems to be working pretty good..and are quite a bit cheaper than the little desiccant bags which seem to be about a quarter apiece depending on how many you buy at once. One guy said it also need an o2 absorber in there..but Rome wasnt built in a day huh?
They claim if the stuff is bag sucked it eleminates the need for the o2 absorber would speculate it still need a dessicant.
Anybody have any theories? Would you buy a bag of jerky with a piece of paper towel in it? How about if it was folded up in some type of attractive manner? Thanks.