Making your own beef jerky is going to be easy when you have access to a decent food dehydrator. The SAHARA Folding Food Dehydrator is worth a look. It features digitally-controlled 750W dual heaters and automated time/temperature controls. You can set the timers to run for a total of 198 hours.
This food dehydrator has clear glass doors and stainless steel shelves. You can fold it to 1/3 its size when you are done. The SAHARA Food Dehydrator has over 11ft2 of drying area.