I tried making some jerky one night and it came out more like snack sticks because they had a lot of moisture to them. Now granted, I could have cooked them longer but it was already midnight and I had to get ready for bed. (No complaining about the outcome because all the sticks were gone in about two days.)
However, I read that I should never run my MES without water, but I want jerky that has been dried out more. So, should I just run it without the water? I figure I am only setting it 150ish and I could throw a fire brick or something in there as a heat sink.
What do you guys think? Any suggestions? I saw threads on jerky in MES but nothing addressing this issue.