Ok, I have never made jerky in my life. I enjoy jerky on occassion but my brothers love the stuff. I would like to start making some as gifts for them. I have a few lean beef roasts I could cut up and use. I also have some venison cube steak and sausage. I have read some people make jerky out of ground hamburger that is pattied into strips??? How does that stay together? I would think it would just fall apart. How long do you marinade the meat? Do you cook it to a certain internal temp? I'm really looking for a good jerky 101 wiki.