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Variations of the Beef Jerky Maker

2 February 2020

Biltong is usually not allowed to get as dry as Beef Jerky and uses different spices

There are many ways to make a food desiccator. My preferred way is to use my fan with heater mounted on it as, shown in this post:

http://ianboake.com/food-desiccator/

I have also made one using to microwave oven fans and a microwave often lamp, for the heat source. This one uses the Wemos Lolin32 with OLED display…which reports temperature, humidity and heat index as well as the low and high set-points of the temperature control band. The photos are as below:

Basket with shade cloth for drying fruit are laying meat down
Aluminium drip trays fitted to the bottom and a fan drawing in air from either end (vented out of lid)
Wemos Lolin32 doing service in controlling the heat source between the two set-points (temperature and humidity from a DHT22 sensor)

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