1st Annual Jerky Challenge- LAST WEEK!!!

1st Annual Jerky Challenge

1st Annual Jerky Challenge

Do you make jerky that you think out rivals the store bought variety?

Do you think your jerky is the best you have ever tired?

Do you think if there were a jerky competition you would win it?

Now you have your chance to prove yourself.  I Love It Spicy is teaming up with Peppers and More , Hot Sauce Daily, Best Beef Jerky and Scott Roberts Web to sponsor a World Class Jerky Competition.  If you want to step up and prove your jerky is the best around then you need to enter!  There will be four categories to enter, and with every category there will be a prize.  A $5 fee will be charged for every entry with all money to be reserved for the competition.  You can enter as many times and/or categories as you wish.  All entry fees will be paid through PayPal.

A jerky entry must be in a vacuum sealed pouch with the Category and Contestant # (to be given out after payment is received) clearly written on the pouch.  All entries must disclose the sauce utilized ahead of time if one is used.  The judges to be selected will know nothing more about the jerky than what their eyes, nose and taste buds tell them.  It will be the sole responsibility of the contestant to mail the jerky to the respective four judges.  All judges are on the top of their game when it comes to jerky.

The Categories:

Non-Spicy Beef Jerky – You can use any marinade or seasoning you like as long as it is not spicy. This category will include Teriyaki, BBQ or any non-spicy marinade.

Spicy Beef Jerky – This category is for all you spicy jerky makers. You may use any spice or level of spiciness as long as it does not contain chile pepper extract. Judges will be looking for great flavor as well as heat.

Extract Beef Jerky – This is an award that will be given to the best tasting jerky that uses extract. Any type of marinade can be used here as long as there is chile pepper extract in the jerky. A few of our expert judges can handle the heat, so let’s see if we can burn them…

Unique – Notice we said “unique”. There will be no beef used in this category. You may use any other meat…fish, poultry, venison or whatever…get the idea?  As long as it’s not beef. Be creative!

There will be one winner for each category. Since there are four categories, each category winner will win a cash prize and a trophy, and will be entered into the chance to win the Grand Prize and be crowned the Champion of our Jerky Challenge. The Grand Prize winner will receive a brand new Excalibur Dehydrator (cash value of $350.00) along with a cash prize and trophy.

To register, please e-mail Doug from Peppers and More at do**@pe************.com. The deadline to enter is April 30, 2010.

Update: Just a few things that we wanted to add to the contest. Many of you have been asking “When?”, “Where?”, and “How much jerky to send in”? All participants will be required to send one bag of jerky to each of our four judges. All bags should have two nice-sized pieces of jerky. If you want to send more, that’s up to you. After you have paid your registration fee you will be e-mailed the addresses of our four judges.


Excalibur Dehydrator
Jack Links Oberto
Scott's Jerky Cure

24 thoughts on “1st Annual Jerky Challenge- LAST WEEK!!!

  • April 2, 2010 at 2:24 am

    Mmmm…. 6AM jerky YUM!

  • April 2, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    This site scares me.


    I loves me some good beef jerky.

  • April 2, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Welcome to ILIS Joseph. You gonna make some homemade Tequila-Rubbed Jerky?

  • April 2, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    That still “thumbnail” pic on the YouTube video above makes me look evil, kinda like Kane from the Command & Conquer series. 😈

  • April 3, 2010 at 12:04 am

    how do I put an avatar on here instead of the blue and white whatever it is?

  • April 3, 2010 at 1:26 am

    Or maybe the Wizard of Oz.


  • April 3, 2010 at 5:02 am

    and did I do it or screw it up . . .

  • April 3, 2010 at 5:03 am

    hmmmmm – wondering what I did wrong here

  • April 3, 2010 at 5:13 am

    It is working now, just takes a little while to go through.

  • April 3, 2010 at 6:03 am

    ahhhh thanks! hated that blue thing

  • April 3, 2010 at 6:46 am

    No problem. There is a link to the left side of the page to take you to the Gravatar page, so if anyone else needs to change their pic, just head there.

  • April 6, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    I love the part where he tells you to drain it… you don’t want too much cholesterol in your body.


  • April 28, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    So does this mean the jerky must reach the judges by the 30th? Or you have til the 30th to enter $ wise??

  • April 28, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Sandi, I think you have to pay and ship by the 30th. Email Doug to be 100% sure.

  • April 28, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    I sent Doug and email this morning..just haven’t heard back..the video and the text isn’t specific on that..just that you have until the 30th to enter. Thanks Buddah!

  • April 28, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    No problem. I have kind of stayed on the outskirts of the contest, trying to promote it every so often. If we do this next year, we will be more specific with the instructions and learn from this years mistakes. I can’t eat the jerky, so not much else I can do. 😥

    You entering more than one kind? Defcon style that Eric loves so much?

  • April 29, 2010 at 12:04 am

    More than one kind..unfortunately I ran out of Defcon sauce and time to get more. So not that one. I promised Eric that the next time we met I would have some for him and he would have more mustard for me.

  • April 29, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Too bad, if I knew, I would have shipped you out one of mine. Good luck either way. I hope Parker enters because we were discussing an interesting sauce that might be interesting for beef jerky.

  • April 29, 2010 at 12:17 am

    I hope he enters too. I’m curious to see how many entries there will be. And I’m jealous of the judges who get to try so many different jerky flavors! They are sooo lucky!

  • April 29, 2010 at 12:25 am

    I would just be happy with a lick and a suckle. :_retarded:

  • April 29, 2010 at 8:22 am

    tick tock

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