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Washing mushrooms before drying?
    #11345526 - 10/29/09 04:01 PM (8 years, 25 days ago)

Just harvested some GT's. And was wondering if I should wash them?
I mean when one deals with shroom growing everything got to be quite sterile so should I wash them or just start drying?
(and if anybody asks I'm not growing them on any kind of poo, if I would I would obviously start washing without askin, but since the substrates are: full grain rice cakes, verm and coco coir Im not too sure if thats necessary)
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Re: Washing mushrooms before drying? [Re: GrimTripper]
    #11345554 - 10/29/09 04:04 PM (8 years, 25 days ago)

I think washing them water logs em, I eat verm an all.


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Re: Washing mushrooms before drying? [Re: GrimTripper]
    #11345556 - 10/29/09 04:04 PM (8 years, 25 days ago)

Not necessary to wash in my opinion.  At least, I've never washed.

When your fruits dry, any 'debris' will brush off.


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Re: Washing mushrooms before drying? [Re: uncle_rico]
    #11345562 - 10/29/09 04:05 PM (8 years, 25 days ago)

I wash when they need washing. If they are clean, I don't bother.


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Re: Washing mushrooms before drying? [Re: uncle_rico]
    #11345613 - 10/29/09 04:11 PM (8 years, 25 days ago)

I use a knife to gently scrape/shave/cut away any funk.


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Re: Washing mushrooms before drying? [Re: uncle_rico]
    #11345617 - 10/29/09 04:12 PM (8 years, 25 days ago)

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Not necessary to wash in my opinion.  At least, I've never washed.

When your fruits dry, any 'debris' will brush off.





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Re: Washing mushrooms before drying? [Re: uncle_rico]
    #11345626 - 10/29/09 04:13 PM (8 years, 25 days ago)

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When your fruits dry, any 'debris' will brush off.




Agreed. I tend to brush them off a little before drying, but other than that, after drying everything else can just brush off. The main thing I try to do before drying is brush any perlite off. I also like to let them set out for a least 24 to 48 hours on a paper towel before drying.


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Re: Washing mushrooms before drying? [Re: bootedboy]
    #11345663 - 10/29/09 04:20 PM (8 years, 25 days ago)

I sometimes wash them to clean off the vermiculite, which might be suck to them.


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Re: Washing mushrooms before drying? [Re: GrimTripper]
    #11345675 - 10/29/09 04:23 PM (8 years, 25 days ago)

If it's P.Cubensis, I wouldn't wash 'em.  Dry, then gently brush verm off with a soft tooth brush.


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Re: Washing mushrooms before drying? [Re: Techno_Raver]
    #11345683 - 10/29/09 04:24 PM (8 years, 25 days ago)

i always clean the verm and shit off before I let mine dry. im not too keen on eating that stuff.


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Re: Washing mushrooms before drying? *DELETED* [Re: subject]
    #11345719 - 10/29/09 04:31 PM (8 years, 25 days ago)

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Re: Washing mushrooms before drying? [Re: GrimTripper]
    #11345751 - 10/29/09 04:36 PM (8 years, 25 days ago)

Cow shit? Man, the best way is to pick 'em fresh, quickly stuff 'em in your mouth and suck that shit down wet.


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Re: Washing mushrooms before drying? [Re: Sprezzatura]
    #11345767 - 10/29/09 04:38 PM (8 years, 25 days ago)

haha
very funny :crazy2:


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Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain. Doctor says, "Treatment is simple. Great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go and see him. That should pick you up." Man bursts into tears. Says "But Doctor... I am Pagliacci."


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Re: Washing mushrooms before drying? [Re: Sprezzatura]
    #11345798 - 10/29/09 04:45 PM (8 years, 25 days ago)

Quote:

Sprezzatura said:
If it's P.Cubensis, I wouldn't wash 'em.



What difference does it make what kind are they?
What about for example P.Azureus?


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Re: Washing mushrooms before drying? [Re: GrimTripper]
    #11345835 - 10/29/09 04:51 PM (8 years, 25 days ago)

If you are harvesting correctly, there should not be much to clean off.

Simply holding the fruit and using your fingers at the bottom of the stipe, twist it around and whatever is on it should fall off.  Then, dry it.

You can clean them before, or after.  I just prefer to do it before I dry right after harvesting.  After drying I want them bagged and tagged asap =)


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Re: Washing mushrooms before drying? [Re: GrimTripper]
    #11345871 - 10/29/09 04:58 PM (8 years, 25 days ago)

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Quote:

Sprezzatura said:
If it's P.Cubensis, I wouldn't wash 'em.



What difference does it make what kind are they?
What about for example P.Azureus?




Washing P. Cubensis could damage them or make them soggy, which in turn makes them shred or tear.

Agaricus bisporus, for example, is more dense, and you can wash them without fear of damaging them.


It's purely for appearances.


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Re: Washing mushrooms before drying? [Re: Sprezzatura]
    #11345991 - 10/29/09 05:19 PM (8 years, 25 days ago)

@ Citric
Yeeeeeessss Sir!
Permission to eat one of them in order to check potency Sir! :grin:

@ Sprezzatura
Nice one mate! Thanks!


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Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain. Doctor says, "Treatment is simple. Great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go and see him. That should pick you up." Man bursts into tears. Says "But Doctor... I am Pagliacci."


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Re: Washing mushrooms before drying? [Re: Citric]
    #11349496 - 10/30/09 01:43 AM (8 years, 24 days ago)

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If you are harvesting correctly, there should not be much to clean off.

Simply holding the fruit and using your fingers at the bottom of the stipe, twist it around and whatever is on it should fall off.  Then, dry it.

You can clean them before, or after.  I just prefer to do it before I dry right after harvesting.  After drying I want them bagged and tagged asap =)




Perfectly put!  I was starting to think that I was the only one who took the time to wash off the very end of the fruit.  Aside from just being CLEAN, it provides for "TRUE" weight when measuring out your dose.  Nothing worse than to weigh out 3gms to make some tea and you really only have 2gms and the rest debris.  The same holds true for whatever other reasons you may want the weight to be "TRUE".


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Re: Washing mushrooms before drying? [Re: Sprezzatura]
    #11350276 - 10/30/09 08:29 AM (8 years, 24 days ago)

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Washing P. Cubensis could damage them or make them soggy, which in turn makes them shred or tear.




It doesn't. They are pretty tough. You can bruise them if you are rough, but they don't fall apart or anything.


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Re: Washing mushrooms before drying? [Re: bootedboy]
    #11350298 - 10/30/09 08:47 AM (8 years, 24 days ago)

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When your fruits dry, any 'debris' will brush off.




Agreed. I tend to brush them off a little before drying, but other than that, after drying everything else can just brush off. The main thing I try to do before drying is brush any perlite off. I also like to let them set out for a least 24 to 48 hours on a paper towel before drying.





Is there any reason for this? Or just some personal preference? I've just been sticking them straight into the nesco after I get any debris off.

I guess that could help me put batches in at the same time and not run the dehydrator 24/7.


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