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Beef 4 Bits - Free Samples (USA Only)


  • Regular Member | Tip RIPPEDDRAGON

    Last chance for samples of this batch, eating the rest for a snack this afternoon.


  • Regular Member | Tip RIPPEDDRAGON

    The next batch is busy marinating. The weather this week does not look good, the rain will make it much harder to keep the heat up… but I will try to smoke this batch asap. For those curious about what cuts of meat I use it really is rather random, its mostly price dependent, $18 a lb (.03 BTC) is really really cheap for jerky and to keep prices low I have to use what I can get for a decent price. I have a few different supplies of beef, this weeks is some really nice big trimmings from a local butcher shop and local cattle. If people want special orders or higher end cuts I can always do them but they will cost more. If people want local grass fed beef I can get some and sell it but it will cost more.

    I am still looking for some reviewers, if you have been a member here for a while and live in the USA post here or send me a PM and I will send some tasty free samples to you for review.


  • Regular Member | Tip RIPPEDDRAGON

    Batch 2 Smoking!

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  • Regular Member | Tip RIPPEDDRAGON

    I was thinking about developing a pool that pays out in beef jerky, just like multi pool mining it would auto convert earnings to btc and then you would get credited a weight in beef jerky for those BTC. You could keep track of how much beef jerky you have built up and I would ship out everyone’s beef 2 times a week.

    Is there anything better than pointing your gaming GPU at a mining pool and automatically having beef jerky show up at your door?!?


  • | Tip kris_davison

    Sounds awesome damn that shipping to Europe usue 😞


  • Regular Member | Tip RIPPEDDRAGON

    I have been looking at UK and other regulations. There really does not seem to be anything to cover this type of good. Perishables = not mailable, however, the beef jerky should last a few weeks at a minimum if not a few months (depending on storage conditions). Normal packaged jerky will last longer but has preservatives and is not going to be the same quality cuts I make. I don’t use anything to preserve the meat other than drying it out at low temps + smoke and I also salt the jerky after and let it sit to get out the rest of the moisture.

    If any of the UK members want free samples I am willing to try to ship over there. I would love to know if it gets caught or if it makes it through. I will make another batch later this week when its not raining cats and dogs out (probably thurs) and ship out to the UK members.


  • | Tip kris_davison

    Sounds good. I’m happy to pay for a really small bag. (As a trial run) I love beef jerky!


  • Regular Member | Tip RIPPEDDRAGON

    Sounds good. I’m happy to pay for a really small bag. (As a trial run) I love beef jerky!

    As my first FTC person interested I will ship you a small bag free. I would hate to have my first UK customer pay for some and have customs eat it all on its way to you. If you feel inclined to tip or pay for it after that’s all up to you 🙂 Ill post more info when the next batch is cooked, just shoot me a pm with your shipping info.


  • | Tip kris_davison

    OK sounds like a plan. Thanks 🙂


  • administrators | Tip MrWyrm

    rent-a-cop in airport security is going to enjoy his snack. 😉


  • | Tip kris_davison

    I think we may as well not do the test. I found this on the UK Defra Website - http://importdetails.defra.gov.uk/Default.aspx?Location=None&Module=IDDSearch

    United States of America
    Category :
    Meat/Meat products
    Products in Category :
    Bacon , Beef , Beef Jerky , Biltong , Bushmeat , Chicken , Game , Goat meat , Ham , Jerk pork , Meat (other) , Meat paste , Meat pies , Meatballs , Meatloaf , Mince parathas , Pate , Pork , Poultry , Reptile meat , Sausages , Turkey , Venison

    Import Rule :
    Not allowed


  • Regular Member | Tip RIPPEDDRAGON

    Damn, there it is, nail in the coffin for UK sorry guys 😞


  • | Tip kris_davison

    I’ve no idea why this is. Ive been trying to find out why the UK would ban US beef?

    I’ve been reading lots of articles on the USA recently lifting a ban on UK beef that was due to the BSE outbreak back in the 2000’s.

    So I could send you beef jerky probably lol.

    Maybe you need to come and live over here… 🙂


  • administrators | Tip MrWyrm

    Lots of US products are banned because they don’t meet EU regulations. It’s one of the few places the American lobbyists haven’t managed to corrupt… yet.


  • administrators | Tip MrWyrm

    yarp. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beef_hormone_controversy

    But Tesco can sell you horse and donkey meat pretending to be beef from inside the EU. *rolls eyes*


  • | Tip kris_davison

    So they did it for no reason as the UK already used growth hormones in our beef production until the EU banned it and also banned imports from USA and Canada.
    Obviously the UK had to stop using the hormones in our beef production as well.

    Just another case of the unelected EU parliament deciding the fate of the UK.

    Time for a change. Time for an exit!
    We have enough clever people in this country to decide our own laws and regulations.


  • administrators | Tip MrWyrm

    I dunno, hormones for the sake of increasing profit, I think the EU are doing us a favour. I’m not a fan of the EU but I don’t trust our own government not to have it’s mind changed by the big agro chemical companies who don’t seem to care about any one or anything only profit.


  • | Tip kris_davison

    You may have a point but based on the evidence its a stretch to say its harmful.
    I agree it doesn’t sound particularly natural or appealing but to ban it on the back of public opinion over hard facts is ludicrous.

    I noticed one option they could have went with was well labeled packaging. At least then the public could make their own mind up.

    Although its a difficult thing to argue in favour of more artificial crap in our food.

    Anyway the funniest part was that the world trade organisation then allowed the USA to essentially fine the EU 115 million dollars each year in extra import duties on goods from the EU. Which does no favours to US customers or EU businesses. Politics is a funny game!


  • Regular Member | Tip RIPPEDDRAGON

    On top of all of that I have the ability to make jerky from grass fed home grown beef and I cant ship it to the UK due to these regulations even if its the best beef on the planet.


  • | Tip kris_davison

    bastards!