Hello World – My name is Joel and I am the owner and Meat Commander of this little enterprise I like to call Bamboozle Beef Jerky. By day, I don the monkey suit, immersed in Project Management activities, but by night, I produce the finest, tastiest beef jerky known to Southern California.
I began drying meat a few years back as a hobby, but nearly completely gave it all up after one very unfortunate (for me) evening in the slow-going, mainly upper class, surfer town of Encinitas, California. I’d spent countless hours perfecting my flagship Habanero flavor, hand slicing the meat and meticulously laying it out on the dehydrator sheets. In an effort to cut down on the “meaty” smell in the house, as my roommates put it, I opted to dry in the garage instead of the kitchen. After cracking the garage door a few feet for ventilation, I headed back inside for a well deserved adult beverage, and to rest my aching back that had been bent over all night long. I made my way back out to the garage 90 minutes later to check on my masterpiece only to find the entire dehydrator missing! I thought I was being pranked by my roommates until I realized other items were missing as well. That damned garage door!
Of course the first thing that went through my head was, why would anyone want to steal 6 pounds of marinated, raw meat, but then the sadness begun to sink in as I realized all of my hard work, all of the love I put into this product had been taken from me. Forget the snowboard or the iPod that were also taken, I had been so violated, I had been incredibly Bamboozled. I think about that story to this day. I can only hope that cowardly thief injested my tasty treat, and I can only dream that it made him violently ill. Not very realistic, I know. But out of this ill-fated experience, a real dream was born – Bamboozle Beef Jerky. Welcome, and thank you for stopping by.