I have a bunch of venison muscle meat that I wanted to try in my smoker since all the jerky I've made in the past has been ground meat and dried in a dehydrator. Anyway, I've done a great deal of reading on these forums, but still have questions. What type of seasoning do you feel gives the better flavor...homemade marinade or a Hi-Mountain type kit? I know flavor is subjective, but looking for a general consensus. If Hi-Mountain, does sprinkling the meat on both sides really enough to work in the flavor as opposed to sitting in a marinade? Any info is appreciated as well as any other comments, suggestions, etc.