This article is from the Food Preserving FAQ, by Eric Decker firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
From Patricia Riddler?
Tips on making beef sticks
I use the Jerky gun from American Harvest. It is similar to a cookie press.
It comes with three tips, a flat tip for making jerky strips similar to the
jerky press, and two round tips, one small and one large. I always use the
small one because it dries faster. It always makes perfect jerky. You do
have to be careful not to over dry it, as it can get tough. I squeeze out
one gun's worth in a spiral pattern, one load per tray. After it's dry, I
cut it with scissors to the length I prefer. I love this gun and it is so