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Twitterer @monkeysailor (aka Andrew Lewis) posted links to photos of his el cheapo mini biltong maker.

@make @craft Behold! $2 and 15 mins of awesome biltong making goodness! http://bit.ly/9ldBZz

What on earth is biltong, you ask? Let’s ask Wikipedia:

Biltong is a kind of cured meat that originated in South Africa. Many different types of meat are used to produce it, ranging from beef through game meats to fillets of ostrich from commercial farms. It is typically made from raw fillets of meat cut into strips following the grain of the muscle, or flat pieces sliced across the grain. It is similar to beef jerky in that they are both spiced, dried meats, but differ in their typical ingredients, taste and production process. The word biltong is from the Dutch bil (“rump”) and tong (“strip” or “tongue”).

I like the way he hangs the meat inside the curer.