Well I love jerky but have never done my own. Yesterday I bought a 4 lb eye of round from my local butcher then sliced and marinaded according to all the great advice here. So far so good. Smoked on my WSM for 8 hrs anywhere from 150 -180 depending on the wind (crazy today in Southern Ontario.. sleet, etc.). I rotated the jerky halfway through from upper grill to lower and mixed them around. Cherry chunks in the smoker. Tasted great, more tender than store bought, maybe a little too smokey. My question is..... wow I did not end up with much finished product. I always complained about the cost of jerky but now I don't know. The chunk of beef cost me $21.00 CDN and you can see how much jerky I ended up with. Is this normal? Any suggestions?