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OfflineTurdy
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Mush turned brown
    #1696838 - 07/08/03 05:41 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I tried drying my mushrooms with a regular fan turned upside down and close pins holding it down. I turned the fan high and let it sit for a few hours. When i came back the mushrooms shrivvled to the size of a strain of hair and were black and brown WTF! I was thinking that a food dehydrator will be a future purchase.


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Re: Mush turned brown [Re: Turdy]
    #1696853 - 07/08/03 05:46 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

don't use clothes pins, then pinch and bruise-hence your blackening, instead, put them on a wire rack (like what mom used to cool cookies on) or some other metal trivot, elevate the rack so it's in line with the fan blades and fan on medium for a day or two, then off to a dessicant chamber. dehydrators are pricey, and you have to disconnect the heat source so you don't end up with ruined mushies.


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Re: Mush turned brown [Re: soochi]
    #1696859 - 07/08/03 05:48 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I did not use close pins to the mush I used the close pins to hold down cloth then put the guys on top of the cloth


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Re: Mush turned brown [Re: Turdy]
    #1697062 - 07/08/03 07:06 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

yes buy a food dehydrator it will save you alot of trouble but take into account that 104f and higher pilocybin(what gets you high) breaks down.my food dehydrator has different temp setting i set it to the lowest temp 95f and i never had a problem.

The way that you dry your mushrooms is one of the most important things in determining the final quality of your harvest. It is very important to know that heat breaks down the goodies in the sacred fruits. As well as light, especially ultraviolet light.

So, knowing this, should rule out some conventional dehydrators, that operate with heat and moving air.
But how can you dry your mushrooms, without using heat or light?
With a very cool usefull and harmless, non-toxic chemical known as: Calcium Chloride. It is designed to absorb moisture fast.

We carry calcium chloride at a very competitive price. And it's the markets highest quality and purest form of pellets. You can't find this kind of pellet at any hardware stores. It's great. It's the only alternative to heat, and it's completely safe to you, your sacred ones, and Mother Nature.

What you do with this is:

1. Find a plastic container that is big enough to fit all your freshly picked mushrooms, without being cramped with one another. Make sure it has a tight lid.
2. Pour enough calcium chloride to cover the whole bottom of your container about an inch. Work fast as it will dissolve quickly if exposed to moist air for long.
3. You cannot lay your mushrooms directly on the calcium chloride. What works best is to lay them on top of some mesh that you can find at your local hardware store (Home-Depot). Cut this mesh to fit your container, plus add a little heigth to it by cutting and bending the 4 sides inward a little bit. Bring it up about 1/2 an inch from the calcium chloride.
4. If one of your mushrooms falls on the calcium chloride, remove it immediately and shake off any pellets that are stuck to it. The calcium chloride immediately dissolves a little and will leave a mark where it was, but no real harm will be done.
5. Now lay all your mushrooms on top of your mesh leaving a little bit of space between each one.
6. Flip and turn your mushrooms as often as you'd like, so they dry evenly and faster.


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