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Offlinecroftsk
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preserving shrooms with salt?
    #1059714 - 11/17/02 08:36 AM (14 years, 19 days ago)

well i recently harvested some shrooms and didnt have any dessicant and the shrooms werent drying properly on top of the range so i just put them in tupperware tubs and completely caked them in salt! i heard that thiss will prevent the shrooms from rotting for a good while...any thoughts/experiences?


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Re: preserving shrooms with salt? [Re: croftsk]
    #1059717 - 11/17/02 08:39 AM (14 years, 19 days ago)

Sounds nasty, but it'll probably work. I guess we'll see.



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Re: preserving shrooms with salt? [Re: croftsk]
    #1059735 - 11/17/02 09:27 AM (14 years, 19 days ago)

Some people use epsom salts to dry mushies , they use it like desicant , I do not believe they cover the mushies with salt . Sounds like those will taste real salty ! Next time get the epsom salt make a chamber , put salt in bottom , lay mushies on some sort of screened tray , close up tight leave alone for several days , and wha la dry mushies .
Good Luck :cool: 


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Re: preserving shrooms with salt? [Re: tripndicular]
    #1059770 - 11/17/02 10:30 AM (14 years, 19 days ago)

as i said i didnt have any dessicant and couldnt be bothered to go to the hardware store to get some...i thought that using salt would be a good idea as thats what they used to preserve meat with in the olden days...i didnt get sodium chloride confused with epsom salts :smirk:


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Re: preserving shrooms with salt? [Re: croftsk]
    #1059771 - 11/17/02 10:40 AM (14 years, 19 days ago)

Table salt will not gather as much moisture , and will clump and hang on to the mushies . Live and learn . They might not taste so bad .............. :tongue:  :wink:
Get some desicant , or at bare minimum use epsom salts , and bake the hell uot of salts prior to using them . And you do not lay any form of drying agent on the mushies , put below them to draw moisture away from mush to drying agent .

If drying is to much trouble .............eat the fuckers fresh ! :wink: :cool: 


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Re: preserving shrooms with salt? [Re: tripndicular]
    #1059788 - 11/17/02 11:12 AM (14 years, 19 days ago)

next time i will get dessicant but im not using the table salt as a dessicant im using it to create an environment in which bacteria cannot live...btw, how long do fresh shrooms last?


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Re: preserving shrooms with salt? [Re: croftsk]
    #1059792 - 11/17/02 11:15 AM (14 years, 19 days ago)

Put them in a paper bag in the fridge and they will last a couple of days.


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Re: preserving shrooms with salt? [Re: croftsk]
    #1059802 - 11/17/02 11:23 AM (14 years, 19 days ago)

Freshies can last one maybe two days in a paper bag , in the fridge . But is best to eat freshies at time of picking ! IMHO .
In a way you are using as a desicant ......... salt is a natural absorber of moisture . I have done some hunting in my days , I do understand the concept of using salt to preserve meat . This is mushies , not meat . They will be very salty and if not carefull they could still mold .  :tongue: 


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Re: preserving shrooms with salt? [Re: croftsk]
    #1059806 - 11/17/02 11:25 AM (14 years, 19 days ago)

Salt is good for killing cobweb mold. Why don't you just dry your shrooms by laying them somewhere's warm overnight? Some people do it on thier computer!


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Re: preserving shrooms with salt? [Re: ]
    #1059964 - 11/17/02 02:09 PM (14 years, 19 days ago)

well i think im gonna try get some epsom salts from the pharmacy on the way home tomorro, i doubt the mushrooms will have started to rot by then, i only picked them yesterday and i did leave them on top of the range for a good few hours; thanks for your help :grin:


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Re: preserving shrooms with salt? [Re: croftsk]
    #1060005 - 11/17/02 02:33 PM (14 years, 19 days ago)

They should be fine if you keep them in the fridge. Remember to either bake or microwave the epsom until it is fully dehydrated. AND don't let the mushies touch the salt or you might experience a bad time on the can.


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