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Hey guys and gals, my name is Will and I am a Jerkyholic. I love making jerky, trying new recipes, different methods of drying, and of course eating tons of homemade jerky.

I started this blog to keep track of my recipes and pass on to others information I did not have when I started making jerky. I began drying my own over 20 years ago to take on hiking and hunting trips. I love being outdoors and beef jerky is a great snack to have on the trail or in the blind. I live in Texas Colorado with my beautiful fiance wife Linda, who I can always count on to give me a honest review of each batch of jerky I pump out of our kitchen.


As you probably already know, store bought jerky is very expensive and in my opinion not very good! There is nothing better than coming up with a new recipe and making some amazing jerky you can enjoy with friends and family.

My goal is to provide you with information, pictures, and instructions on HOW to make the best jerky. The trouble I had when I started making homemade jerky was finding information with details on exactly how to make it. Most of the information was lacking quality instructions, included terrible recipes, and were clearly put together by people that had never made beef jerky before.

Every recipe you find on this blog will have either gone into my oven, dehydrator, or smoker and personally tasted by myself. I will never publish a recipe that I have not made and has passed my deliciousness test!

I am also the author of the Jerky Cookbook that is now available on Amazon – Jerkyholic: Make Great Jerky

Jerkyholic Cookbook

I hope that you can learn from the information and recipes I have provided here. Thanks for coming by!

If you are even more interested in knowing a little more about me or seeing some cool pictures from my travels; check out my Loving Life page!