The doggy treat dryer proved an easy one (he came up with a nifty modular solution) –but it got him thinking.
“Personally, I find biltong much tastier than dried liver strips, so I decided to make myself a biltong dryer while I was at it.” Immelman had a few specific criteria for his dryer.
The system had to be modular, to allow for easy expansion.
It also had to be hygienic, constructed readily available materials, and affordable (in fact, it cost him under R300 to complete).
Says Immelman: “It’s an easy weekend afternoon project that can involve the kids. The thicker your strips of meat, the longer you might need to marinate the meat. The next day, soak a cloth in vinegar and then use to wipe lumps of salt off of the meat strips. Hang up meat strips in a well-ventilated, cool, dry area.), the batch that went into the dryer for the story tasted as good as anything I had ever bought, and I buy a lot – I was seriously impressed. Sprinkle a bit of vinegar over the layer of meat, followed by another layer of salt and spice mixture. The 40 W light bulb in Immelman’s dryer produces a temperature of about 35 degrees Celsius and a relative humidity of 45 per cent. Basically, says Immelman, it all comes down to experimentation.To find out how to make the stuff, Immelman went online and found the extremely useful Web sites and then relied on the Freddy Hirsch range of biltong spices (they also have easy to follow biltong making instructions on their packets). For example, you might want to try using a 60 W bulb instead, or fit an extra fan.Depending on the gestation (stage of the pregnancy), we have two services available: the Marie Stopes Medical Process (often called the abortion pill) and the Marie Stopes Procedure (a minor, same day treatment).Our nurses and doctors are accredited professionals and experts in reproductive healthcare.