The hubbs and I just recently purchased a Green Mountain Grills pellet smoker. Absolutely in love!!!! I am getting ready to make my first batch of beef jerky, found the prepackaged curing salt as I could not find a homemade recipe, I understand you have to have the salt unless you are going to refrigerate and eat with in a short period, I doubt it'll last long anyways. I usually marinate my meat in something and wanting to do a teriyaki and a honey based sweet and spicy version of jerky. Package directions call for mixing with water and letting it soak. Any reasons I can't use my general go to marinades in place of the water? So mix the curing salt with my marinades instead of water? It seems as tho this should be fine but figured I'd ask here before I try it. Was also going to do a few small batches first to figure out what flavors we all like best. Between the hubbs and the kids and I we can plow thru jerky like there's no tomorrow and although it's been awhile I know the homemade stuff goes even faster since it's so much better.