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#1 DaRatmastah

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:02 PM

Thought you guys might enjoy this video I did.  I've already made apple chips and teriyaki beef jerky in it =D

 



#2 No-Danico

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 11:43 AM

Very, very cool. This just became my project for this weekend. But what about drippage? If you use meat with a lot of moisture or sauce, does it stain the bottom tinfoil?


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#3 DaRatmastah

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 11:53 AM

Yes, but since it's a relatively small square it's easy enough to replace if you need to.  I'm also going to be replacing the welded wire grates with cookie racks from the dollar store.  I use a 10% bleach/water spray to disinfect the whole box between uses so backteria doesn't build up.



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 11:54 AM

Of note:  I talked about increasing the bulb strength to 150 watt and sticking a small fan in the little intake hole at the bottom.  This cut drying time by 2/3rds, so I highly recommend it.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 01:15 PM

What is the likelihood of the box catching fire without any kind of insulation around the lamp blub/neck area?



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 11:23 AM

That's pretty awesome.


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