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The basics …

13 gal wastebasket with touch lid
9″ desktop fan (recycled in my example)
x2 lamp sockets with 40 watt incandescent light bulbs
x2 threaded metal rods with x4 matching lock nuts
1″ stainless steel pipe screens to cover 3/4″ ventilation holes
A biltong recipe

The drying box needs to be well ventilated, top and bottom, in a clean room with fresh, dry air. Start off cool 22-24ºC on the first day, increasing to 30-33ºC on the remaining days. Either adjust the fan speed or the number of lamps burning to achieve these temperature ideals.


  1. Hi, I bought a biltong box for my hubby for christmas (couldnt make one because I am SO not a handy person lol) I only have one question about it… I can only buy long life globes (lightbulbs) will that make a difference in the time it makes to dry the meat or will it not work at all? Sorry for being a pain :)

    • Long life incandescent (gives off heat) light bulbs should work fine but not the modern long life fluorescent (cool) globes. The light bulbs are there for for some heat, not illumination.

  2. Thankyou so much for getting back to me so quickly, I know what to go looking for now!

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