Waiting for my jerky gun to arrive I decided to rough it caveman style by laying out paint mixing sticks which are about 1/8" thick onto a large cutting board. Cutting board, sticks, bottom saran wrap, meat, top saran wrap. Rolling pin ready to do it's thing.
Found that our mixing sticks were a little less than 1/8" thick, I added a row of very thin foam tape.
Coming out of the smoker which was 1 hour with no smoke (next time, 30 minutes or less), then 2 hours with smoke. Into the dehydrator.
Total: 3 hours in the smoker. 5-1/2 hours in the dehydrator.
My initial opinion is I liked dirtsailor2003's Thai Jerky more than the premix for his was more flavorful. The other was way too boring, but I know a bunch of fishermen who will kill for any free treats on the boat. The latter was way more tough, to the point it could scrape off of windshields if you lived in Bend, Oregon during the winter.
Edited by cmayna - 1/7/17 at 7:00pm