How To Smoke Beef Jerky In Propane Smoker?

How do you make beef jerky in a propane smoker?

Set your propane smoker’s temperature to a low heat between 175-200 degrees Fahrenheit.

Pop in your racks full of beef strips, cover the smoker, and let it go for around eight hours.

We recommend using a meat thermometer to ensure your smoker is maintaining the appropriate temperature.

How long do you smoke jerky?

Drying and smoking the jerky

  • Hang the strips, place the strips on smoker racks, or lay the strips in wire-mesh smoking baskets.
  • Dry at 140°F (60°C) with no smoke until the surface is dry.
  • Raise temperature to 160°F (71°C), and smoke for 2 or 3 hours.

How do you know when jerky is done in a smoker?

Check to see if it is done by bending it AFTER it has cooled down (let cool for 5-10 minutes, this helps not to over dry). It should take a total of between 6 to 15 hours depending on the thickness of your jerky and the brand of smoker you have.

Do you use water pan when smoking jerky?

Re: TO USE WATER OR NOT TO USE WATER WHEN SMOKING JERKY

The meat will create moisture and the water in the pan will create steam. Smoke does not stick good to wet meat. The 3-6 pucks you have in the dry bowl you wont even notice.