Beef Jerky Box Making 363

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Jerky, drying in the Box
The complete Box
A better view on a quick and dirty power supply of the Box


This workshop is an introduction to a cheap and simple beef jerky drying box. It will take you through making the box from provided materials. After that the preparation of meat for drying will be handled.

There will be samples for participants, to try what kind of jerky can be made with these boxes.


Workshop recipe is shared here.


In this workshop you will be provided with everything you need for building a beef jerky box. This box is designed to be small, lightweight, flexible and cheap. It is very simple but works fine. The box can be folded nicely and takes little space when folded together. There are several possibilities for hanging the meat while drying, the "standard" method simply folds away as the box is collapsed. There is space for drying around 200gr of meat at once, more or less. I'm sure this could be even more if more fishing line is added, but that might impact drying time. The number of parts is small and the potential for future hacking is definitely there. Some suggested adding an air filter (for filtering out dust from the incoming air) for example. This can easily be done, there is space left for that!

I do provide a way to power the boxes from battery (9V, not included) but the preferred way is definitely a power supply that delivers 12V. In my tests one 9V block could not entirely dry out one batch of meat, I had not enough time to test out how many 9V blocks it would take.

We have enough material for around 9 people.

If someone would bring a hot glue gun, that would be great.



This workshop is based on donation at your will no one turned away for lack of funds. If you can afford to donate, please do.