Okay, I know some of you make this stuff. I did a forum search and not many hits.
So, my goal is to make some turkey jerky for my mom's older dog. He is picky and can only eat natural type stuff and the affordable ones on market are from China with major health complaints so we don't buy them. I picked up a cheapo dehydrator from HF and I get turkey loins for really cheap from a coworkers wife who works at a turkey plant ( $15 for 10#'s of boneless loins, 1# packs) so giving it a shot.
Anyway, the instructions state to make sure yo somehow cook the meat, boil, roast, etc before you dehydrate due to bacteria. I know it's for the dog, but I may try some other meats later on for human eating so just wondering.
Any tricks to doing it? I tried one small batch a few week ago, I must've cut pieces to thin and small, most of it was more like eatin' cracklins than jerky.....dog sure loved them!!!!
Would be great if I had a smoker to use real wood/charcoal etc, but using dehydrator for now until I can get the hang of it.