I have been making jerky for years. Used the oven for a long time before I got a smoker. never owned a dehydrator. Most recipes ended up tasting pretty similar. (IMO). I read about using Dales to marinate the jerky and thought well thats just simple if it works. It worked pretty darn good! really like the taste - I added a tsp of garlic pow, onion pow, black pepper, and red pepper to one cup Dales with about 1.5+ LB of eye of the round cut about 1/4" give or take. then smoked it at 200 for 2 hours then kicked it up to 225 till done. Best I ever made. pics is about half of the batch. no cure added this time - it wont last long enough to need it. Made the second half with just Dales - no extra spice - very good as well. Next try I think i will add some Guinness.