Congrats, you are going to love it!
We had to upgrade to a 10 tray dehydrator and an industrial meat slicker for jerky making . They have pride of place in the kitchen (we have our dehydrator working hard all the time).
We slice meat as thin as we can and only season it with a little black pepper (skirt steak works well).
The dehydrator is also great for drying out leftover sausages for another dry meat snack.
The "Seven Deadly Sins"
• Grains (wheat/rice/oats etc) . . . . . • Dairy (milk/yogurt/butter/cheese etc) . . . . .• Nightshades (peppers/tomato/eggplant etc)
• Tubers (potato/arrowroot etc) . . . • Modernly palatable (cashews/olives etc) . . . • Refined foods (salt/sugars etc )
• Legumes (soy/beans/peas etc)