Well I got a Nesco FD80 square tray dehydrator. Look pretty cool but I have a few Questions.
1. With 5.5 sq ft surface area in 4 trays how do I decide pre dry how much meat to cut for Jerky?
2. Instructions say Jerky at 160F. Seems more like cooking to me. What do you recommend?
3. Do you cut stips with or against the grain or does it matter?
4. Do you pre treat the trays with a spray oil like Pam or something?
I am making sausage this weekend and will do some jerky on the side. I have 5lbs of eye of round roast for this purpose. What other cuts do you use?