taste great i make alot of jerky and i made this for wife and kids(not much heat). i use inside top round always cut with the grain. this little batch was an exception due to the butcher that always cuts my meat had someone else slice it. some cross some with the grain. any how this small batch was done on a smoke hollow gas with hickory and apple. i like my jerky quite spicey and this batch was lacking heat as planned for wife and kids. i have a large batch to go tommorow (60lbs)if my new meat slicer that was supposed to be here wed ever shows up.