Went to local store grabbed a whole eye round roast and let the fun begin. 5.5lb roast $3.49 a pound. good deal considering jerky cost any where between $14. to $21. a pound. so I'm in it for about $ 8.50 a pound till it's done maybe less. Trimmed off the fat and silver skin and sliced the meat about 3/8" thick. Mixed up the marinade/brine I won't bore you with the recipe unless some one want's it. Add enough water to cover the meat and marinate over night. smoking and dehydrating tomorrow.