I want to try and start smoking some jerky. I have done it with a dehydrator but I do not like it near as well as the stuff I can get from the local smoke house, But I don't want to spend $12 plus on jerky. I have a few questions, 1. Is there a difference between a marinade and curing compound? 2. Do I just hang the meat and smok it until it is completely done through? or what is the nbasic process of smoking jerky? 3. Temp for smoking the jerky? Any and all suggestions are welcome. And if somebody has a regular process maybe we can get a sticky of it in this section.