Making Jerky Dehydrator and Pellet Grill

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That's the way I make my jerky, except my smoke time is in a Big Chief. Then I move to a dehydrator. I do use cure but mainly for the cured flavor, and better color... not actually for preservation. I'm less than 2 hours in the smoker, and about the same in the dehydrator. One tip would be to block open your lid or door on the smoker, you are going for flavor and drying not so much cooking.

I have done low (180) and I have done 200. Cook to the texture you like normally smoke 3-4 hours depending on how thick pieces are. I rotate and flip pieces at about 1 1/2 hours.
Same. I do mine on the rec teq. 180 for an hour or more. Then I up it to 225. Works great. I bought the large internal shelf to maximize the space. I also pull the jerky a smidge before its done because it keeps drying while cooling. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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