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As there doesn’t seem to be any Biltong available in China, I’m creating my own here in South Africa, so I can bring back for friends.

This makes about about 3-3.5kg of biltong once dry.
Our model for the day – my cousin Joel.

Instructions below:

Creating our Biltong Drying Box

First, go buy a plastic storage box, this needs to be fairly deep, as we will be hanging meat vertically.  Recommend buy something with an easily removable lid thats transparent for easier checking on biltong production.

We procured our box at Plastics Warehouse opposite Kenilworth Centre in Cape Town.  Carrefour in Shanghai has suitable boxes for those in China.

We prepared the box for usage, by drilling lots of small airholes in the side, and lid, swiss cheese style.  Recommend use a drill with a 1mm bit or similar.  The idea is that air can go in, but nothing else.

Once the airholes have been created, we drilled holes for dowels that the meat is going to hang on.
Dowels should be near the top of the box, and spaced appropriately.  Note that the meat cannot touch the sides of the box, so make sure to leave enough space on the left/right of the dowels for the thickest cuts of meat.  Our efforts are below:

Biltong Box

Biltong Box

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As I’m currently in South Africa visiting my family, I bought a DVD player as a prezzie for mom.

LG DV340 Region free hack for the model I bought at Game is below:

1, power on the player with no disk in the drive
2, pres pause on the remote
3, enter “314159” on the remote
4, enter “0” on the remote (0 = all regions, 1 = region 1 etc)
5, press pause on the remote
6, power the player off and then back.

Hopefully this helps someone else!

Apparently it also works for most other LG players, eg the DV440 DNU889 (as confirmed in the comments)

(Info from