Long time lurker, first time poster. I have made several batches of jerky using the hi mountain packages I was given as a gift when I received my Nesco Dehydrator. All came out extremely salty, so I had to eat the evidence so nobody would find out how bad it was. I finally decided to buy some cure #1 and put together my own recipe, which turned out fantastic! I'm currently stabilizing in a brown paper bag until morning, where I will probably give away/eat it all before the sun goes down tomorrow. I bought a .01 gram accurate scale to start measuring/fine tuning my recipes. Cheers to the first batch I feel is worthy of posting.