I made a batch of beef sticks today in my dehydrator. I used my own spice recipe along with TQ to cure. I have my dehydrator set at 155F. How long do I dehydrate it for and what is considered a safe internal meat temp when dehydrating? I had it in my dehydrator for about 4 hrs now and the meat is at 126F. I didn't hit the 140F in four hours. Is it still considered safe?