I have been making deer jerky for years. My wife you tubed a recipe years ago. We always just used cut meat and a dehydrator. This is traditional jerk and is pretty tough. It is easy to make but takes time. I freeze the meat, use my saw zal and jig saw to cut it, and soak it for 3 days and them but it in the dehydrator.
I just bought a meat grinder and just made snack sticks (slim Jims). I bought a 20 dollar snake kit with all the seasoning and casings from bass pro shop. They taste great and much easier to eat than the traditional style jerky. Grinding the meat is also MUCH MUCH MUCH easier that cutting into strips for traditional jerky.
I just bought one of those Jerky Guns for make jerky form ground up meats.
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