Dehydrating meat was one of the first methods to preserve it. Although, we no longer have to dry meat to preserve it, many still enjoy the taste and convenience of jerky. And, because the fats have been removed, it’s actually a healthy source of protein.
For a mild, sweet flavor, add apple or cherry woods.
Hickory wood will add a hint of bacon.
Mesquite wood is a traditional smoking wood, but it can be strong. To tone it down, add a little apple or cherry. Blending apple or cherry wood with hickory will help balance out sweet, bacony flavors.