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Drying Mushrooms
    #1703832 - 07/10/03 09:48 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Hi, I was wondering if you could dry mushrooms with dessicant without fan drying them or if it was a must to fan dry before using dessicant.


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Re: Drying Mushrooms [Re: ]
    #1703856 - 07/10/03 09:57 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

fan drying is recommended. Trust me, without doing so you'll almost always end up with soggy half rotting fruits, ruining all your hard work. patience must run all the way through the end my friend.


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Re: Drying Mushrooms [Re: ]
    #1703867 - 07/10/03 10:00 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

when drying mushrooms, you really do need to fan dry. The reason is the shrooms are ~90% water and the dessicant while great for pulling the last bit of water out of them, doesn't dry the shoroms fast enough. The inside of the drying chamber becomes humid and wet and the mushies will turn mushy and rot before they get a chance to dry. Take the shrooms and fan dry overnight if they are small and fan dry large ones for 24 hours or more depending on size. When the shrooms have become wrinkley and lost most of their water weight put in the drying chamber with dessicant until they are stiff.


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Re: Drying Mushrooms [Re: KlingonFromUranus]
    #1704207 - 07/10/03 11:39 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

how exactly do you fan them?  I know that may seem stupid but lets say you leave them laying out and you turn on a fan won't they blow away?

Forgive my retartedness :smile:


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Re: Drying Mushrooms [Re: DannyBoy]
    #1704217 - 07/10/03 11:44 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

you can just let the fan blow across the top of them, it doesn't need to blow directly on them, at least in my past situations. It may help to put them in a litlle dish and blow the fan down on them. Just a thought...


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Re: Drying Mushrooms [Re: bemmers1]
    #1704238 - 07/10/03 11:51 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

A lot of the times my kids mushrooms stick to whatever they are drying on and thus do not blow away even with direct far air on high.


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Re: Drying Mushrooms [Re: Ekstaza]
    #1704305 - 07/11/03 12:17 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

My faery godmother put some shrooms directly on a fan, but the fan was vibrating and a couple shrooms fell inside and got a bit torn up from the rotating fans :blush:  So she took a colander, put the shrooms in that, and put that on top the fan.  Worked pretty well.


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Re: Drying Mushrooms [Re: neutralizer]
    #1704321 - 07/11/03 12:23 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

you should use some wire mesh / chicken wire, set it up so that its off the flat surface and leave the mush on that. fresh air will be able to get to the entire shroom and they dry faster, dont stick as bad.


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Re: Drying Mushrooms [Re: chineseguy]
    #1704384 - 07/11/03 12:46 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

AFOAF has used Damp-Rid poured out into a plastic tray with a tight fitting lid with great results. Just put a layer of paper towels over the damp-rid and one more over the shrooms cover it up and in a few days you get bone dry shrooms ready for storage. The damp-rid is easily recharged by nuking in a microwave to get the moisture out of it. web page


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Re: Drying Mushrooms [Re: Zodiacz]
    #1704452 - 07/11/03 01:18 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

the damp rid in a plastic try is bomb if u just have a few fruits, and is equally prime for putting the crisp on fan dried friends, i definatly recomend fan drying for ne significant harvests though


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Re: Drying Mushrooms [Re: MykeOfile]
    #1704468 - 07/11/03 01:22 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

What i do is take a pizza pan and por dessicant on it then place a cooling rack ontop and place my mushrooms on top. then iplace a fan drying them also. Ilike mine dry dry so i can make some blue honey :cool:


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Re: Drying Mushrooms [Re: MycoCakeEater]
    #1704908 - 07/11/03 04:06 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

My friend puts the mushrooms on wire mesh (in the shape of a circle) inside the inner rim of a food colander, and then puts the colander on top of a fan. Works great for him!


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Re: Drying Mushrooms [Re: m0rb]
    #1705212 - 07/11/03 08:58 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

How do u guys clean ur mushies?
Do u cut of the bottoms or brush the casing mix off?


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Re: Drying Mushrooms [Re: buddatwo]
    #1705294 - 07/11/03 10:19 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

i dont


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Re: Drying Mushrooms [Re: MykeOfile]
    #1705304 - 07/11/03 10:29 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Better than the fan is to use the air conditioner. I have found that the dry assed air comin out of it works way better than just a fan. 12 hour in front of it and then 2 day on top of drierite. And they are cracker dry!


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Re: Drying Mushrooms [Re: Wormbaby79]
    #1705455 - 07/11/03 12:06 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

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Wormbaby79 said:
Better than the fan is to use the air conditioner. I have found that the dry assed air comin out of it works way better than just a fan. 12 hour in front of it and then 2 day on top of drierite. And they are cracker dry!




That works for me too. I hang them beneath an air vent and they are usually dry in one day. Then I put them in a sealed container with oven dried epsom salts to finish them off. Two days tops and cracker dry they are.


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