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Biltong / Beertong

September 21, 2012

There are no Biltong in Scandinavia!
(an odd statement if it wasn’t for the fact that homebru.net is based in Scandinavia right now)

You could buy dried meat of reindeer, moose and so on but not Biltong style! The only way to get “real” Biltong is to make it your self. I am not turning this blog into a food blog but I have made a beer marinated version of biltong. Let´s just call it Beertong (I do not know if there is such a word. If not, there is now).

I had to “google” around and learn how to make biltong. I wanted a “simple as possible” solution and made a biltongbox from a cardboard box and a heating fan. I used beef and made a couple of different marinades/spicemixes to try. Some of the beef was salted and later on marinated in Carnegie Porter for a day. I wanted to get the sweetness from the porter instead of using brown sugar. Next time I will try to use an Imperial IPA, Imperial Stout or maybe a Geuze.

After one day it looked like biltong but it took another day to be finished. The beertong had a subtile flavour of porter, light smoked/burned maltiness.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Almero permalink
    September 28, 2012 9:37 am

    Interesting idea. If you could get your hands on it, Darling’s Bone Crusher may be a use for this, due to the coriander seed flavor so prevalent in it.

    • September 28, 2012 2:59 pm

      I can not get it at the moment but will try when possible. I have a homebrewed Saison with coriander that I will try.

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