I was at my local Mejiers today looking for a pork butt but the price was to high. I look at the beef and they had some bottom round steaks on sale that were lean for the most part so I picked up 3 of the leanest ones I could find. So I have a little over 3lbs of meat to start off with. If I remember right that will down to about 1lb when done. I do not have any bought cure and when I have bought Jerkey I like orginal flavor so I kind of want to start off with that taste to start off with as a base line. I am just not sure where to start off with flavor. I see how I have to cut it and I know I have to cold smoke it so I can not do this while making my prok butts on Satruday I will have to make the jerkey on Sunday. What I do have to make my life a little more easy is I do have a Ronco Food Dehydrator to help me out. These are my over all questions that I can not find in a search. What is a easy cure or rub to start off with as a starting point? About how long should I keep these meat on the smoker and what temp is best? How do I know for sure when it is done? Thanks for any help on this. This is going to be a less then $10 trial so I figured what the heck and give it a try.