Hope everyone is having a nice New Years Eve day!
I am going to try and make beef jerky for the first time tomorrow using a beef jerky crafting kit that was given to me as a gift for Christmas. Instructions state that all I need is the meat, everything else needed is included in the kit. Talks about the kind of cut/meet needed (I purchased top round already sliced into 1/4), put the marinade or my choice of seasoning included in the kit for minimum or 3 hours then turn oven up to 225 degrees, leave the oven door open and check every 30 minutes.
My question is regarding bacteria and all that nasty stuff. I am not worried about that because the oven will be at 225 but my question is, should I bring the beef cuts up to 160 by boiling them first before I start the dehydration process?? or is this only when dehydrating at lower temps (140-170 range)?
In input helps!