Make beef jerky (or any kind of jerky really) with a box fan, 3 AC filters, some steak, and some time..
I'm writing this as I'm doing it, so i dont have a finished product yet, but I've seen it done online so i dont have any doubts it will work.
20" Box Fan
3 20" Cotton Based AC filters
2 24" Bungee Chords
1lb Thin sliced Beef Top Round
1lb Beef stir fry
Optional** Meat Cure
Step 1: Buy the meat, fan, and AC filters
Pretty self explanitory here. Buy yourself some meat and a box fan if you dont already have one. Mine broke so i had to go buy a new one anyway. My box fan is a 20" box fan, which happens to coincide perfectly with the 20X20 AC filters that Wal Mart sells for 1.47 each. I bought 3. That's all you should need really.
For the meat, i bought 2 kinds. I've never done this so i wanted to test 2 different kinds of meats.
the first kind of meat that i bought was boneless stir fry beef. I figured it was thinl enough and precut into bite size pieces so why not.
The second kind of steak i bought was boneless top round that was think sliced. Again, convenience of being thinly sliced already. You dont want anything too thick because it wont dry out fast enough.