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Tips for Jerky

Mark0525Mark0525 Posts: 1,230
edited 6:57AM in EggHead Forum
I've marinated the meat overnight and wondered if I should marinate it longer and also since I don't have a coffee can can I just use a smaller amount of lump? Also once I light the fire should I keep the vents pretty much closed the whole time to keep temp down. Thanks, Mark


  • EGGRPhEGGRPh Posts: 180
    Hey Marc,
    Did you try the website. Very informative.

    Stef in Brunswick,Ohio
  • Smokin' TSmokin' T Posts: 259
    I use a 6 inch diameter vent pipe, cut to length to hold the lump and smoking wood. Vent pipe was bought at Home Depot!!

    Dunedin, Fl.
  • Mark0525Mark0525 Posts: 1,230
    What about the length of time to marinate? Should I let it go over night again?
  • Mark0525Mark0525 Posts: 1,230
    what size of holes do you drill and how many? How about the length of pipe? 6 or 8 inches maybe?
  • Leave the bottom vent completely open and the top vent just barely cracked. This allows oxygen to get to a barely smoldering fire.
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