Last night I put 5lbs of eye of round into marinade for my first jerky. The meat was placed in a Nesco FD80 sq. dehydrator at 150F, for six hours. I checked it at 4 hrs and was happy with it at 6. Turned out very good but next time I will slice against the grain to make it easier on these old teeth! The flavor profile was basic with some cajon spice, chipolte, and my sweet BBQ sauce added to the Soy and Worchestershire sauce and CBP, season salt, and cure. Cure #1 was used and all marinaded overnight.
The Nesco FD80
Jerky at 4hrs.
Jerky at 6hrs and coming off.
Vac packed and going to the freezer after cooling in paper towels: