Originally Posted by 2sac
Don't even need a dehydrator. We just did one with a meat slicer and some jerky racks for the oven. There are a ton of recipes online for different flavors.
X2. I don't even use any extra racks. Just toothpicks through the jerky and place the toothpick across the rack with jerky hanging down. I can get about 10 pounds of jerky on the two racks this way (well, 10 pounds to start with, 3 or 4 pounds after it's done.
P.S. Dehydrators use up a lot of electricity. Once you figure in your costs plus your time to make it, having it made somewhere isn't that expensive. John's Elgin meat market is expensive IF you buy their jerky. It's not that bad if you have your deer done and processed into jerky. I personally think their jerky is some of the best I've had...