Ok guys, I've never made jerky before, but I have the general idea. Let's hear some recipes!
This receipe takes the cake. People who hate deer meat and people who don't like jerky have tried it when I make it and always come back for more.
3/4 cup soy sauce
1 TB brown sugar
1 tsp liquid smoke
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tspgrated ginger
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 pound venison strips
Mix all ingredients together with the exception of the strips. Allow the ingredients at least 15 minutes for flavors to blend.
I put the strips in a ziplock bag, pour the marinade over top, and then add a little water if needed to increase the volume of the liquid to cover the meat. Then I remove the air out of the bag, seal it up, mix everything around for a little bit and then put it in the refrigerator for about 6 hours. I then use my oven to dry it by placing it on racks and cooking for 4 to 6 hours with the over set to 170 (the lowest mine will go) and the oven door propped open just a tiny bit.