By Beefy Man - 13/05/2016 07:33 - United States - Lehi

Today, I spent eight hours cutting, curing, and aligning on the racks, six months worth of beef to be dried for some tasty jerky, only to find out my dehydrator is broken beyond repair, and would cost as much to fix as the soon-to-spoil meat that I bought. FML
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If it were me, I would try to get the dehydrator fixed before the meat spoils, even though it is expensive, because you will probably need it in the future

That's a major bummer, but with all of that careful preparation why didn't you check over your equipment ahead of time? FYL

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That's a major bummer, but with all of that careful preparation why didn't you check over your equipment ahead of time? FYL

If the dehydrator hadn't shown any previous signs of being potentially unusable, then the OP wouldn't exactly have a reason to double-check whether or not it's working, you know?

THATS WHAT YOU GET FOR EATTING MEAT! MURDERER!

If it were me, I would try to get the dehydrator fixed before the meat spoils, even though it is expensive, because you will probably need it in the future

Or just buy a new one

Too much waste in this country! The landfills are filling up with stuff people threw out because they'd rather just get a new one

#21 Blame that on the companies that design stuff to break so easily. People are often lucky if a large appliance lasts 10 years. Smaller appliances will often break in a few years. Phones and the like will run incredibly low on batteries and even stop working completely after a couple of years. Fixing something and buying the parts necessary can be more expensive than just buying a new one.

You try to make a new battery and then we will talk.

says broken beyond repair, can't get it fixed

#21 If only repairing costs less than buying new one. Usually repairing broken items costs way more than buying new one.

Don't worry, you can just cook it at a low heat for a few hours in the oven! Try google

Yup, turns out great that way

Six months worth of beef... In an oven?

Yeah one of my friends dads uses his oven to make jerky every once in a while it just takes a while

takes about 8 hours on 200 degrees

Yeah that sucks but "broken beyond repair" and "cost as much to fix" is kinda an oxymoron

Maybe he means his ability to repair things isn't good enough to fix it? I don't know but that would make sense to me

But "cost as much to fix" means it CAN be fixed. "Broken beyond repair" means it CAN'T be fixed. Can't be both.

It's not really an oxymoron (not the way OP said it). Just a contradiction. Either way, glad you pointed it out. I was going to if no one else had.

I would assume it's similar to totalling your car; the price vs. damage would not be worthwhile. OP, I vote oven! May take time but if it's that or waste, fuck it, why not try?

I dry the stuff using one of those large square fans you can get at Wal-Mart. If you're strapped for cash, try just doing that. There are some really good tutorials for it online.

I hate to be a jerk but you should have made sure your dehydrator worked before doing all that work.

There are a ton of dit dehydrators you can make quickly and cheep. Not as good but not as expensive

That sucks OP :(

If you are particularly lacking in money, you can use alternate methods to dry your meat until you can afford to get a new dehydrator that is off the meat rack...