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OfflineAuradefect
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VERY QUICK EASY question about drying.. please help
    #1367164 - 03/11/03 08:18 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

ok, i fanned for a little over 24 hours and they seemed pretty dry.
next i put it into a chamber with drierite in it for another 24 hours.
i peeked in to check their progress and the mushies are blueing up and seem moist again but now are very skinny. i figure this is because the fanning only dried the outsides of the mushies and the drierite is pulling moisture from the center now which would make it seem as if they are moist again. since they are much skinnier now i figure everythings working alright but i just need someone to confirm. i know im paranoid but i want things done 100% right  :grin:


Edited by Auradefect (03/11/03 08:30 PM)


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Re: VERY QUICK EASY question about drying.. please help [Re: Auradefect]
    #1367222 - 03/11/03 08:35 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

cmon someone please!
i need sleep but i need to make sure these are right before i do.


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Re: VERY QUICK EASY question about drying.. please help [Re: Auradefect]
    #1367240 - 03/11/03 08:38 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

maybe your dry rite stuff is saturated(full of water) to dry it out again put it in the microwave for 5 or 10 mins and bake away the water...


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Re: VERY QUICK EASY question about drying.. please help [Re: SemperUbiSubUbi]
    #1367247 - 03/11/03 08:40 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

no it is brand new.. its indicating drierite.. it turns pink when its used up.


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Re: VERY QUICK EASY question about drying.. please help [Re: SemperUbiSubUbi]
    #1367252 - 03/11/03 08:41 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

They shouldn't appear to be getting wetter.


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Re: VERY QUICK EASY question about drying.. please help [Re: SemperUbiSubUbi]
    #1367259 - 03/11/03 08:43 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

they are not wetter than fresh mushrooms.. just wetter than when i took them off the fan. they have shrunk in size though since ive took them off the fan. They arent much more wet just a tiny bit


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Re: VERY QUICK EASY question about drying.. please help [Re: SemperUbiSubUbi]
    #1367269 - 03/11/03 08:46 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

are you sure? just because it is new does not mean it hasn't absorbed water from the air. I have seen silica gel that the indicator color fades when it is used up. and even then it isn't "used up", just microwave and use again. BTW. the microwaving did end up turning the clear silica beads a coffee color, but no effect on overall performance was noticed.


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Re: VERY QUICK EASY question about drying.. please help [Re: SemperUbiSubUbi]
    #1367274 - 03/11/03 08:48 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

i am because i tested it when i got it a few days ago.. i took one of the grains and misted it to see if it works and it changed bright pink.. it came in a sealed glass bottle.


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Re: VERY QUICK EASY question about drying.. please help [Re: Auradefect]
    #1367277 - 03/11/03 08:50 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

ill see what they are like in the morning.. hopefully im just being weird


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Re: VERY QUICK EASY question about drying.. please help [Re: Auradefect]
    #1367299 - 03/11/03 09:00 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

sealed in a glass bottle, sounds good...I stole my silica gel from shoe stores.


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Re: VERY QUICK EASY question about drying.. please help [Re: Auradefect]
    #1367304 - 03/11/03 09:03 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

!


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Re: VERY QUICK EASY question about drying.. please help [Re: SKSguy]
    #1367320 - 03/11/03 09:10 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

^^ thats what i originally thought.. i just wanted it confirmed :smile:
thanks!


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