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at what temerature to smoke beef jerky with the pitboss classic?

Joined Nov 8, 2019
there is the smoke setting and 95 degrees c settings which are the lowest temperature.
i need to use?

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Master of the Pit
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Joined Feb 25, 2018
Use the lowest temp for the most smoke, use the bend test to determine when you have it dried out enuf, take good notes on time and temp so you can adjust the next time, it will be around 160 depending on temps at your house more than likely , my dehydrator has a high temp of 170 I think .


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Joined Dec 23, 2016
Somewhere I read a study on nasties killing when smoking meat. Someone like chef jimmy or daveomack will jump in with more knowledge but here goes from bad memory. I think the meat needs to see 160F or so for 30 or more minutes to kill bad stuff. I've made a lot jerky and always got the dehydrator to that mark and held it for about 1 hour then backed of to 140 -150 until done to my liking. I have always done whole muscle meat. Ground and formed maybe different since bad things can get inside the meat and not just on top.


Master of the Pit
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Joined Feb 18, 2015
I have a rec tec and smoke my jerky at 180 for 3 hours then 225 till dry to my liking. time depends on the thickness.

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