I would like to smoke some beef jerky in my MES 40 electric smoker so that my significant other can keep with them either in the backpack or car for days they cannot grab lunch when out on the field instead of purchasing from the gas station. Is there any way to accomplish a safe product without using nitrates/nitrites? I would just like to be able to marinate some meat and smoke. A texture similar to the thin cut "Oh Boy Oberto" is what I want to achieve. Would appreciate any help. Thanks!