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#6628784 - 01/12/17 08:39 AM Question about dehydrators
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I am wanting to get a dehydrator for making jerky and other things but I am looking for recommendations on which one to get. Not looking to spend a tone of money as I don't need a top of the line dehydrator but something that has decent capacity and quality. Currently I smoke the meat fist then use the oven, set at 170f to make jerky but it's far from efficient.

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#6628830 - 01/12/17 09:13 AM Re: Question about dehydrators [Re: Kevin_M]
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this one is sweet. small enough to not take up room when using or storing but it makes a load of jerky. It has adjustable temp settings and a good fan. I bought one when it was on sale during black friday for 69 but even at full price its worth it. On sale for 99 right now. Worth every penny!

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-S...tor%26CQ_st%3Db
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#6628936 - 01/12/17 10:23 AM Re: Question about dehydrators [Re: Kevin_M]
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I have this one and really like it. You can buy more racks separately to expand the capacity.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0090WOCN...&ref=plSrch

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#6629061 - 01/12/17 11:39 AM Re: Question about dehydrators [Re: Kevin_M]
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we have this one. works great and the price is right...

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#6631070 - 01/13/17 02:31 PM Re: Question about dehydrators [Re: Kevin_M]
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I use the 10 tray Cabelas model

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#6631627 - 01/13/17 08:16 PM Re: Question about dehydrators [Re: BuckRage]
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Originally Posted By: BuckRage
this one is sweet. small enough to not take up room when using or storing but it makes a load of jerky. It has adjustable temp settings and a good fan. I bought one when it was on sale during black friday for 69 but even at full price its worth it. On sale for 99 right now. Worth every penny!

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-S...tor%26CQ_st%3Db


We have this one and like it. I have been able to put 5 lbs of raw meat on it per run.
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#6632744 - 01/14/17 07:08 PM Re: Question about dehydrators [Re: Kevin_M]
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I found a cabelas one in a pawn shop, it seems to work ok

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#6637769 - 01/18/17 07:27 AM Re: Question about dehydrators [Re: Kevin_M]
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Thanks for all of the suggestions! I was talking to my sister and BIL about them and out he walks with his Excalibur 2500 and says, "here you go, its yours now". banana

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