So many years ago I used a small food dehydrator and used to make Jerky. Maybe once or twice I made it.
Now I have a WSM and i've made a few batches of Jerky. Comes out TERRIFIC, especially the smokey flavor.
BUT it's not that convenient. I have to manage it (which honestly I don't have to do really, with the low heat of 140-160 I rarely have to adjust temps) and it takes about 6-7 hours. Which I understand is normal, but I can't "walk away" from it. I have to be home to keep an eye on the temp. Plus the setup/cleanup is a hassle for something like Jerky.
So i was thinking of getting a dehydrator... any thoughts on the best one to get for my money? I like to make about 3-4 lbs of Jerky at a time, but I'd make more if I could do it inside where it's easier.
Let me know... I don't want to have to do any cooking in the oven, nice and simple. As I said I usually do 6 hours or so on the smoker ONLY and it's done. No 1 hour of smoke then cooking in oven/etc... for me.
Let me know your thoughts.
I had found this one online, good price, goes up to 160, 10 trays, no need to rotate: http://www.cabelas.com/product/Home-Cabin/Kitchen-Dining/Food-Dehydrators|/pc/104798880/c/104739480/sc/104294880/Cabelas-Deluxe-10-Tray-Dehydrator/1920898.uts?destination=%2Fcategory%2FFood-Dehydrators%2F104294880.uts
Edited by Adam D - 2/17/15 at 7:12am