Want your food smoked? Don’t forget the brine. When you decide you want some food smoke, you are often going to prepare it with brine, first. Having a good brine solution is imperative. Not only does it help to provide additional flavor to the meat, but it also improves the sterilization of the food, meaning that it will remain preserved for longer.
Meat preservation for a hot climate - SoCal-style. It's too hot here to do the preserving in brine method but we still have options. Place your meat in a brine saturated with salt for 10 minutes, remove and dehydrate it. Properly packaged in a plastic bag (Vacuum sealed would be awesome) this will last for at least 6 months. www.urbanoutdoorskills.com