Over 90 degrees here in north Florida, but humid which isn't good for jerky. This is my first try on jerky. 44" smoke hollow propane smoker. Lit one burner and put it on low and it took the temp to 195. As I understand it, a nice air flow of around 150-160 is what I'm aiming for. It took me a little bit of modification, but got it where I want it.
I was hoping that the pellet tubesmoker would keep the temp up, but no go. It kept going out. I suspect from low air flow. It took a cheap fan to help with the air flow, but it's working - tubesmoker is going and temp is just under 160.
I made it out of paper boxes to see if it would work. I'll construct it of something more substantial now that I know it works. Anyways here it is....... the redneck air flow helper for cool smoking in a hot and humid climate!
Fan running and temp right around 160.
Only 2.3 lbs of eye of round hanging for my first go.
Side view of the redneck mod I made. The box on the left has a 9" fan in it. The box on the right is situated over the smoke stack of my smoker. I creates just a little convection, but enough to keep my pellet smoker lit.
I put too much black pepper on the jerky for most of the family's taste, but I'm happy with how it is drying.....
You can't see it in the picture but there is a good amount of smoke being sucked out which means I'm fairly close to accomplishing what I wanted.