For the uninitiated, beef jerky is lean meat with the fat trimmed off. It’s cut into strips and dried. And once it’s dried, it’s ready to eat. Now, you can pull up at your local Citgo and grab beef jerky that’s been on the shelves since Ronald Reagan was president. Or, you can make your own. Daunting? Not if you buy a simple appliance called a food dehydrator to make your own at home. You pick the kind of lean meat you want, and you can choose between beef or venison or turkey or even buffalo. You flavor it however you want. And you wind up with a great snack that’s rich in protein. Plus, you can use dehydrators to make everything from dried herbs to kale chips. It’s not the most stunning of appliances, but the Nesco food dehydrator gets the job done. It’s a dehydrator and jerky maker with 4 13-1/2-inch-wide drying trays. Your beef jerky is done in hours, not days. Carnivores will love the Nesco, which dries your meat fast and evenly. No cooking experience required: You simply flip the switch and the temperature is set automatically to get you precise results. You can make up to seven pounds of jerky at one time. This six-tray food dehydrator lets your make everythin...