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I watched the "Good Eats" episode where AB made his beef jerky. He did actually use a home made dehydrator and did not air dry the beef. I don't recall offhand, but he did indicate the beef had to reach a certain temp to dehydrate properly. I don't believe he was using unsafe procedures. In fact, I have made his jerky recipe for the last couple years in my Excalibur dehydrator and it comes out perfectly, just like my own recipes. Just my 2.6 cents......

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The link below contains valuable information for those that wish to produce "SAFE, Ready to Eat" Jerky at home, using dehydrators...
The method for drying Jerky in a smoker, has the additional complications of botulism, in a low oxygen environment, that are not addressed in the guideline below...
Page 4 ...... One potential cause of the 2003 Salmonella Kiambu in jerky outbreak was the very slow drying process under low humidity conditions...

FSIS Compliance Guideline for Meat and Poultry Jerky Produced by Small and Very Small Establishments
2012 Updated Compliance Guideline

http://www.meathaccp.wisc.edu/doc_support/asset/Compliance_Guideline_Jerky_2012.pdf
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