I cured for about 18 hours with tenderquick and spices then pat dried with paper towel. I then split into three piles and put more black pepper on 1/3, red pepper flakes on 1/3 and chipotle pepper on the last third. I think the chipotle came out the best but its all good. I used about 1 ounce of hickory and 1.5 of pecan wood. Smoked for about 4 hours at 180 degrees. It has a meduim smoke flavor. the chipotle flavored jerky has the best taste in that it has i nice twang to it. Did I just make a new word? The red pepper flake flavored is good too just a little bit better burn that creeps up on you. The black pepper is for the tender foot but its also real good. I started with about 5 lbs of London Broil that was $2.49 a pound at the local store and I have about 2.5 lbs after all the tasting was over.