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    #1787731 - 08/07/03 10:40 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

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Re: Drying with dry ice [Re: poke smot!]
    #1787745 - 08/07/03 10:56 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

> I've seen dry ice used to dry buds. The process involves putting the stash and some dry ice in a container, in the freezer. The carbon dioxide is very dry and wicks out all of the moisture, leaving the bud in its fresh form.

I do not see how this would work unless the pressure is lowered allowing the water to boil off at a lower temperature. The water vapor would then condense and freeze on the dry ice. -shrug-


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Re: Drying with dry ice [Re: poke smot!]
    #1787784 - 08/07/03 11:18 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

"Someone has said that they have seen mushrooms preserved using dry ice. Instead of being shriveled up and small, they appeared to be their original size when fresh."


I think that's freeze drying. which is costly and well beyond the reach of most people.



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Re: Drying with dry ice [Re: soochi]
    #1789697 - 08/07/03 08:31 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

It's actually possible at home, but you need a vacuum pump to do it in any case...


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Re: Drying with dry ice [Re: Seuss]
    #1791210 - 08/08/03 08:11 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

The way I remember it is that the water doesn't boil. It freezes inside the shroom or bud, and because of the low pressure it slowly sublimates into a gas. (sumblimate is phase change to gas without becoming liquid)
So you need to keep pumping away gas if I'm not mistaken.


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Re: Drying with dry ice [Re: cybrbeast]
    #1791559 - 08/08/03 11:28 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Seems like a lot of trouble and expense when a cheap fan for 24 hours and $2 worth of DampRid from Home Depot will make them cracker dry in a few days.  But what do I know...  :tongue:

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Re: Drying with dry ice [Re: cybrbeast]
    #1793106 - 08/08/03 07:21 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

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The way I remember it is that the water doesn't boil. It freezes inside the shroom or bud, and because of the low pressure it slowly sublimates into a gas. (sumblimate is phase change to gas without becoming liquid)
So you need to keep pumping away gas if I'm not mistaken.




Yep.

This is actually the same reason that you can dry laundry on a line outside in sub-freezing weather -- it just takes longer.


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Re: Drying with dry ice [Re: Diploid]
    #1793109 - 08/08/03 07:22 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

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Seems like a lot of trouble and expense when a cheap fan for 24 hours and $2 worth of DampRid from Home Depot will make them cracker dry in a few days.  But what do I know...  :tongue:




I'm of the same opinion.  *grin*


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Re: Drying with dry ice [Re: Sev]
    #1793139 - 08/08/03 07:27 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Ive seen these shrooms before. They had perfect straight stems, and looked like they did fresh. I never figured out how he dryed them. How much does a system to dry shrooms like this cost? Anyone knoe how to build one?


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