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Jerky and outside temps
« on: February 01, 2023, 11:50:18 AM »
First time poster, 6 year owner of #2 analog. Just got the jerky dryer to attempt Venision jerky soon, will start with Beef for test runs.
Im in WI and its winter. I never have much problem with outside temps when doing overnight smokes for Butts. But im curious with WI/Upper midwest temps for jerky.. have you guys experienced difficulty maintaining inside temps when doing jerky, since its below 180? If not, i get it, as why id do Beef for test runs. But if you have experienced internal temps issues in winter, could please tell me what a good outside ambient threshold would be please? Thanks folks

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Re: Jerky and outside temps
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2023, 06:55:46 PM »
Welcome to the forum from SE Arizona.  Hopefully the jerky folks will chime in.
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Re: Jerky and outside temps
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2023, 09:09:05 PM »
If you use cure #1, I think you can go as low as 140. I can dry jerky when it is below freezing, but I'm in eastern WA where the humidity is pretty low as a norm.
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Re: Jerky and outside temps
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2023, 07:47:43 PM »
Thx Sarge, Thx L ... il just wait for a low wind, 32 ish or plus day and let it rip. Test run #1 as you gotta start somewhere.