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Offlineshroomchef
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How can you speed drying?
    #1790502 - 08/08/03 12:21 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Okay heres my promblem my gerbil just harvested about 8 wet ounces of cambodian of two pint cakes five days ago this was the largest harvest yet superceding my expectations; however, my gerbil's dessication chamber is to small to handle this.

fan dryed for 12hours then dessicated for 12 then reapeated that process for two days. after that they've been in the chamber for three days now. They're almost dry now but my gerbil's needs to make room for more mushies until he can build a bigger chamber to dry larger qunatities. Also the gerbil would like to dispense his grow tommorow.

Anyway my gerbil was wondering if their was a way to speed the drying of his current harvest up so it would be ready by tommorow?

The gerbil was also wondering if anyone has ever simply just used ordinary table or sea salt and dried theeir shrooms that way. Also if their was any noticalbe loss in quality this way?

Any input would be greatly appreciated :-} My gerbil thanxs you too.


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Offlinekukusz
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Re: How can you speed drying? [Re: shroomchef]
    #1790524 - 08/08/03 12:28 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I don't think speeding it up so that they are ready for tomorrow is possible without applying heat, which can possibly denature (sorry if I'm using the wrong terminology here) one of the active substances in the shroomies. The exact thing is somewhere on this board posted by someone.

But my question for you is, why are you bothering drying them if you are going to "dispense" (eat?) them tomorrow, just eat em fresh, knowing that mushies dry down to about 10-15% of their original weight?


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Re: How can you speed drying? [Re: kukusz]
    #1790536 - 08/08/03 12:32 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

The gerbil would like to sell more then dispense so to speak


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Re: How can you speed drying? [Re: shroomchef]
    #1790549 - 08/08/03 12:36 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

lol... ok well maybe buy a food dehydrator, like 30-40 bucks, worth it, dries em in like 24 hours most of the time. I recommend the American Harvest one, it has a setting of 95 degrees (hot summer day) so it won't noticeably do anything bad to your mushies. And prob don't talk about selling anything here, drawing attention to that is not too bright considering Ashcroft is a dickhead from hell.


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Edited by kukusz (08/08/03 12:37 AM)


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OfflineJunoCycle
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Re: How can you speed drying? [Re: shroomchef]
    #1790563 - 08/08/03 12:40 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

U need a Molecular Sieve Absortent, or Dessicant. This is tiny beads that pull the water from the shrooms. Just put it in a box, lay a screen on top and then shrooms . Leave it a full day. U can get this at some hardware stores,,,,,,,,it is even reusable just set the beads in the sun to evaporate the water out of them.


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Re: How can you speed drying? [Re: kukusz]
    #1790566 - 08/08/03 12:40 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

what about the whole salt idea is that possible or does it destroy the psylobin?


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Re: How can you speed drying? [Re: shroomchef]
    #1790570 - 08/08/03 12:42 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

i meant leave it a few days.. oops......... i never heard of using salt.


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Re: How can you speed drying? [Re: shroomchef]
    #1790573 - 08/08/03 12:43 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

no idea... sorry.

but read this thread... in the middle someone is like "Don't use salt!"

http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=Forum2&Number=1540251


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Re: How can you speed drying? [Re: shroomchef]
    #1790575 - 08/08/03 12:45 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I have damp rid and drierite just my recent harvest was to large so to speak for me to handle and theyre taking too long i've leaning towards building a bigger dessication chamber sooner or later


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Re: How can you speed drying? [Re: shroomchef]
    #1790586 - 08/08/03 12:47 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

uh yeah that person i know that grows shrooms.. uses a big tupperware thingy with dessicant like descibed before... thos big tupparware thingys are cheap at wal mart


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Re: How can you speed drying? [Re: shroomchef]
    #1790596 - 08/08/03 12:51 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

thanx for the link but i was suggesting just packing and storing them dry in salt


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Re: How can you speed drying? [Re: shroomchef]
    #1790600 - 08/08/03 12:53 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Ahhh my bad... why would you store them already dry in salt? Maybe I still don't get you, you want to like cure them like a fish? I would probably not do that, I don't see why that would be preferable to desiccant.


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Re: How can you speed drying? [Re: JunoCycle]
    #1790611 - 08/08/03 12:57 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

if your gerbil is dispensing by tommorrow why even worry about drying them? it would be in your gerbil's best interest cuz the excess water would make the merchandise weigh more...one need only make them cracker dry if one were planning to preserve the specimens for long term storage...


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Re: How can you speed drying? [Re: GestaltAssault]
    #1790622 - 08/08/03 01:00 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

GestaltAssault said:
if your gerbil is dispensing by tommorrow why even worry about drying them? it would be in your gerbil's best interest cuz the excess water would make the merchandise weigh more...one need only make them cracker dry if one were planning to preserve the specimens for long term storage... 


some people  like to have a suppyly :wink:  in case there is a time when they r unable to grow or something.. maybe they are just growing for their own consumption... dry ones take up less space and they can last a long time without goin bad.


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Re: How can you speed drying? [Re: GestaltAssault]
    #1790627 - 08/08/03 01:01 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Blowing out the window with a fan and then dessicating with damp-rid works. Just fan-dry them out hte window first for like 24 hrs....

Don't sell mushies wet or they could rot. I had this problem before when I used to sell.

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Re: How can you speed drying? [Re: micro]
    #1790635 - 08/08/03 01:04 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

yeah and if the rot.. other fungi and bactria can grow on them.. and some of those can kill.


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Re: How can you speed drying? [Re: JunoCycle]
    #1790636 - 08/08/03 01:05 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

dessicant is probably better because it drys them faster.. without losing as much potency.


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Re: How can you speed drying? [Re: JunoCycle]
    #1790669 - 08/08/03 01:21 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

exactly how my gerbil feels he doesnt want to cause harm from wet rotting shrooms that others consume


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Re: How can you speed drying? [Re: shroomchef]
    #1790677 - 08/08/03 01:26 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Dude heres an idea, leave the mushies in the drying chamber till they're dry, start fan drying the other mushies, eat some mushies, and give some mushies away!


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Re: How can you speed drying? [Re: Dank420]
    #1793836 - 08/08/03 11:00 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

i once saw plans for a drying chamber labled as "the borg" it involved three connected chambers that had a fan blowing from the top chamber down on the mushies in the bigger middle chamber, through the supportive grate holding the mushies, into the bottom chamber with a small bowl of silica gel in it. there was also a set of hoses that connected the bottom chamber back to the top, therefore recirculating the drier air to the fan and drying the mushies cracker dry in a day. it also cut out the oxygen a bit, preventing the breakdown of psilocybin.

that might work...


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