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Invisibletrippy
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Air Drying
    #1065546 - 11/19/02 09:46 AM (14 years, 17 days ago)

Is there a loss of potency if cubies are dried throughout in the air
without the use of dessicants? is there any problems with plain air
drying?


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Invisibledog
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Re: Air Drying [Re: trippy]
    #1065632 - 11/19/02 10:30 AM (14 years, 17 days ago)

Air drying alone is fine, it just takes longer. It helps if you live in an arid climate. Most people (myself included) start with 24-36 hours of fan drying and then finish up with 24 hours in a desiccant chamber.


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Re: Air Drying [Re: dog]
    #1065678 - 11/19/02 10:57 AM (14 years, 17 days ago)

What do you do after the des chamber, Ziploc bag 'em?


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Re: Air Drying [Re: trippy]
    #1065682 - 11/19/02 11:00 AM (14 years, 17 days ago)

If you can get them air dryed at room temp there should be no loss in potency


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Re: Air Drying [Re: trippy]
    #1065683 - 11/19/02 11:00 AM (14 years, 17 days ago)

I have never had a problem with potency loss when air drying. I use the same method as dog. If they are monster fatasses I use 2 table fans to dry.
You have nothing to worry about!

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Invisibledog
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Re: Air Drying [Re: TheHobbit]
    #1065690 - 11/19/02 11:04 AM (14 years, 17 days ago)

Yep, after they are dry I put them in a zip-loc with one of those little desiccant bags that you find in pill bottles.


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Re: Air Drying [Re: TheHobbit]
    #1065705 - 11/19/02 11:07 AM (14 years, 17 days ago)

I usually leave them in the dessicant chamber at room temp. If you fan dry them well there will be hardly any water left in them and the dessicant will last longer.

P.S. My dessicant chamber is a sock in a mason jar with about a 1/2" to an 1" of damprid on the bottom of the jar. It wroks great.

I believe its Moes Lazy Negro Drying Tek.

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Re: Air Drying [Re: TRIPPYCHIK]
    #1066003 - 11/19/02 12:59 PM (14 years, 17 days ago)

trippychick can you elaborate alittle bit more on ur drying setup?? It might sound stupid but ive been trying a couple different setups and either the mesh falls or air gets in or something goes wrong. Im desperate for a working one haha.


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Re: Air Drying [Re: axtv]
    #1066165 - 11/19/02 02:13 PM (14 years, 17 days ago)

i have a fan sitting face down on a wire shelf aimed at a box of wet mushrooms. works fine in 2 days.


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Re: Air Drying [Re: MsPacMan]
    #1066324 - 11/19/02 03:06 PM (14 years, 17 days ago)

how bout if you cut em in half to dry faster? does that hurt em?


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Re: Air Drying [Re: DinnerAndAMovie]
    #1066345 - 11/19/02 03:14 PM (14 years, 17 days ago)

Cutting them will speed up process , but technically you lose more "goodness" with this method , theory is the more you bruise them the more potency they lose .
So IMO cutting is a catch 22 .
Here is an easy set up , all parts found at Wal Mart , except for the desicant , found at Ace Harware .



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Re: Air Drying [Re: dog]
    #1066530 - 11/19/02 04:37 PM (14 years, 16 days ago)

I thought storing shrooms in plastic was a no no. Is that just for fresh shrooms? I thought that plastic is too porous, and in the long run that will be a detriment.


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Re: Air Drying [Re: Skikid16]
    #1066548 - 11/19/02 04:44 PM (14 years, 16 days ago)

I've had no problems storing in zip-loc bags, but the longest I've stored dried fruits was a couple of months. Fresh fruits require air circulation or they will rot quickly.


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Re: Air Drying [Re: Skikid16]
    #1066560 - 11/19/02 04:47 PM (14 years, 16 days ago)

You could always buy some cat litter from the store. They have some made of nothing but Silica Sand(dessicant). $10 for about 5lb



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Re: Air Drying [Re: Skikid16]
    #1066572 - 11/19/02 04:50 PM (14 years, 16 days ago)

Plastic ziploc bags should be fine once the shrooms have no water left in them :laugh:  Fresh ones go black and rot.


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Re: Air Drying [Re: axtv]
    #1067254 - 11/19/02 08:38 PM (14 years, 16 days ago)

Im using the cover of a fish tank aquarium. Its a wire mesh screen. I have 2 table fans blowing on them from oposite directions. After about 48 to 72 hours depending on thickness and length I put them in the dessicant chamber. I use a quart jar with about an inch of DAMPRID on the bottom. There is a sock in the jar which sits about and inch above the damprid. The shrooms are placed in the sock and the jar lid and band are screwed on tight. You are supposed to screw the band and lid over the sock, it seals really good.


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