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How to make amazing beef jerky

There are several different ways of making beef jerky. Click on the links or pictures below to learn in more detail about how to make beef jerky.

How to Make Beef Jerky in a Dehydrator

Learn how to make Beef Jerky in a dehydrator. It's easy, fast, and delicious! | Jerkyholic.comThe dehydrator is my second favorite way to make beef jerky. It is easy to use and has a quick clean up. You can still heat your jerky up to 160ยบ to keep you and your loved ones safe from bacteria and it TASTES GREAT!

How to Make Beef Jerky in a Smoker

Learn how to make beef jerky in a smoker. Great tasting and better than store bought jerky! | Jerkyholic.com

The smoker is my favorite method of making beef jerky. The smoke flavor you get from using real wood chips can not be fully re-created with any other method of drying. It does take longer to dry and requires more attention, but that’s the fun of making jerky!

How to Make Beef Jerky in the Oven

How to make Beef Jerky in the Oven

Using the oven to make jerky is the best way to get started in the fun that is jerky making! Everyone already has an oven and it produces GREAT tasting jerky. If you do not already have a dehydrator or smoker, this is the place to start. After making several batches I bet you will upgrade to a dehydrator or smoker. Ha. That’s just how it goes; Trust me!


  1. Peter Meyer says:

    I built my own jerky drome. 4 feet tall 2 feet by 2 feet. 22 slide in shelves. I can dehydrate around 20 lbs at a time.
    You have given me some great recipes to load up in the beast.
    Thanks for all the ideas.

    • Will
      Will says:

      I marinate my jerky between 8-24 hours, so no you do not have to wait 24 hours. You can also marinate longer. There are plenty of people that marinate their jerky for 2 days or so.

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