How long should I smoke beef jerky?

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by bendog15, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. bendog15

    bendog15 Newbie

    Hello there, total noob to smoking meat here. 

    Gonna try my hand at making some beef jerky, got a Luhr Jensen Little Chief smoker. 

    I have 2 questions- 1) What cut of meat is best for jerky?

    and more importantly 2) How long should I smoke the meat for? It seems that the little chief runs pretty low in heat.

    Thanks!
     
  2. stanjk

    stanjk Smoke Blower

    As far as the beef; the leaner the better, basically the round cuts, top, bottom, eye, etc....

    I usually smoke for 3 - 4 hours @ 90° - 120° and  then  continue drying (without smoke) inside the smoker until I get the desired texture. Let us know how it comes out. 
     

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