ok I see a lot of recommendations for jerky marinades that are pre-made but what are some specifically homemade mixtures? have used soy sauce, brown sugar, salt, black pepper, red pepper, little ground mustard, liquid smoke, etc. It's ok but not "WOW" good. I would like some ideas for a real good flavored smoked jerky and then also a cajun hot n spicy type marinade with a lot of red pepper. not real sweet or teriyaki (I only use a little brown sugar) and not too much soy sauce. I guess i can just keep experimenting and will come up with my own recipe, but having a few known recipes to get started with will help. Sorry for yet another jerky post, seems there is always a new one here.