I love to make jerky out of deer and beef my favorite meat is bottom round from beef I can get it on sale here once in awhile for 1.29# usually it is 3.89. I was lucky enough one time to get an oven that my place of work threw away they used it for holding milk samples but the bearing froze up and they tossed it ask it I could have it fixed the bearing for the fan motor and it workes great I can set the temp at just about any temp. I just love Hi Mountain mandarin teriyaki, but I also make some using himountain cure and california seasoned pepper blend from Penzeys it is awsome see attachment of my dehyderator. It only takes about 2 hours to make a batch. I could easly do 25 to 30 #s at a time of raw meat.