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Dehydrator

Post by pkatzel » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:27 pm

how long does it take for jerky to be finished in a dehydrater? Got one with no directions and Mfr not much help
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Re: Dehydrator

Post by ezzy333 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:27 pm

Paul it depends how much you put in and how thick it is cut.
Just do it till you get the consistancy you want, not real dry but still plyable so it will be chewy.

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Re: Dehydrator

Post by lvrgsp » Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:36 am

Beef, Pork or Venison? It would'nt happen to be a Nesco dehydrator would it? Are you using a marinade or just a dry rub?
Generally speaking it can take 6-8 hrs in a dehydrator, or you can use a wire baking rack and set the oven at 150-160 for about 3-4 hours. At leastv that has been my experience with the Nesco....

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Re: Dehydrator

Post by Kiki's Mom » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:34 am

Paul,

I want some!! Teriyaki please :mrgreen: I willing to be the tester!Z!!

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Re: Dehydrator

Post by pkatzel » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:58 pm

Sure enough I will bring some to Gun Dog Nationals
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Re: Dehydrator

Post by Bberry20 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:23 am

Just got my dehydrator about a year ago, here is what i found:

Deer:
160 degree's
1/4 inch thick pieces
4 hrs in dehydrator.

Beef:
160 degrees
5-6 hours
1/4 inch thick pieces

it seemed to me that with the beef there is a little more fat and it takes longer. Once you remove the jerky refrigerate over night in a ziplock bag. This will allow any moisture left in the meat to even out and you will have some great tasting jerky.

I also have tried using 4 trays compared to 8 trays, the more trays you have on the dehydrator the more time i would add. about 1/2 hour to 3/4 hr for every 2 trays i added.

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