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Without greater detail on your Jerky, thickness of the strips, components of the marinade, the True Temp of your smoker measured with a known and tested accurate thermometer, not the one that came with the smoker, and the degree of doneness you are shooting for, tender and must be refrigerated or dry but not crumbly. Without this, it is hard to make a recommendation as to getting the best outcome. Theoretically, smoking Jerky above a true 160°F will eliminate any live Bacteria and continued smoking until dry, the surface begins to crack and splinter when bent in half, will result in a safe and tasty Jerky. Need more info...Take care...JJ