How To Make Beef Jerky In A Smoker?

How long does it take to make jerky in a smoker?

about 4 -6 hours

Can you use a smoker to make jerky?

When smoking jerky, you need a low temperature and little smoke; do not use extra smoking chips in your smoker when making jerky. You need to smoke your jerky until it is completely dry; depending on the exact method and the climate, this can take between 12 and 72 hours.

What temperature do you smoke beef jerky at?

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.