First time jerky maker

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by coryww, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. coryww

    coryww Newbie

    Hi all did my first batch of jerky today, total of 4 pounds and spent 7 hours drying (~2lbs in a dehydrator ~2lbs in the smoker) both had the same pepper garlic seasoning for 30 hours. Man did the one in the smoker take on A better flavor. I hit it with my AMNPS and some hickory pellets for 2 hours.... Now I wish I did all 4lbs in the smoker! Next time though it will spend less time as I find it a bit too crispy

    Left is dehydrator tight is smoked
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It sure looks good from here!

    Nice job!

  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks tasty! The only way to make jerky is in the smoker! You may want to look at using a stepped heat method. Start at a low temp heat for the first hour. I shot for 120-130. Then every hour raise the temp ten degrees until the smoker hits 170 or until the jerky reaches the texture you want. Using this method allows a good amount of smoke and creates a better texture.
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  4. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    cww, looks good !
  5. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yes sir!!!! Looking good to me also....
  6. Looks good from here, alot better then my first batch in my old ronco years back. [​IMG]

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