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Invisibletoad857
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drying mushrooms
    #2619181 - 04/30/04 12:47 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

about drying mushrooms.

ive heard of people just putting fresh mushrooms on a few peices of fresh paper to dry them. does this work very well? what about a paper bag?
without fans/dessicants

(or what about using dry perlite instead of dessicant? would that work?)


Edited by toad857 (04/30/04 12:48 AM)


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OfflineSigno
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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: toad857]
    #2619197 - 04/30/04 12:52 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Paper, newspaper, a plate all work, they just take more time than using a dehydrator or des.


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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: Signo]
    #2619703 - 04/30/04 03:18 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I notice that just about everyone fan dries their shrooms for a day before drying with dessicant; could you just put the shrooms right into the dessicant chamber after harvesting?


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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: Lux]
    #2619878 - 04/30/04 05:29 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Dont do it, fresh shrooms rot real quick in a closed air enviroment...also you put alot of water into the dessicant if you dont fan dry, thus lowering its drying potential...


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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: DieCommie]
    #2619972 - 04/30/04 06:07 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Ah alright, I knew there had to be a good reason. Thanks.


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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: toad857]
    #2620898 - 04/30/04 12:26 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

yes toad use fresh paper LOL. i just put mine on a paper plate in front of fan. usally two days done 3 or 4 for the big daddys,


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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: Lux]
    #2621080 - 04/30/04 01:21 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I always put fresh shrooms directly into the dessicant chamber and never had a problem. Maybe because it was pretty small, it sucked out the moisture quickly enough to prevent rotting.

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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: Aeolus1369]
    #2621096 - 04/30/04 01:27 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I always do the same thing,fresh shrooms right in my chamber,the only problem i have seen is that the dessicant gets used up pretty quick this way.Its not a problem now because i use real Dessicant,so i just dry it in the oven and reuse it, but when i used damprid I use to have to change it every time i did a new batch of shrooms,because such a large amount of moisture was drawn out.Damprid gets expensive if your drying alot this way.


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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: ButterNut]
    #2628053 - 05/02/04 03:20 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

how much drierite do use per x amount of shrooms? how long b4 u have to recharge it if using directly on fresh shrooms? how many times,per batch, is it exchanged (and whats the absorbtion times for each interval)?
I don't want to use dehydrator anymore. But, although it can be recharged, I wish to have bought enough so that there is new drierite in chamber while the old is drying. I'm also asking because I don't plan on buying the indicator variety.
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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: hsalf]
    #2628346 - 05/02/04 05:06 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

could one just dry out some mushrooms...by laying them on a wire screen with a fan blowing directly over em... leaving them bone dry. could this leave a cracker dry product or is desicant really neccesary for ultradryness?


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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: Psilostylin]
    #2628537 - 05/02/04 06:15 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I think u got to use something else one top of that or they'll rot, maybe if the humidty is exremely low. but remember, heat degrades them. dessicant gets it done throughly, quickly, & preserves much more of the good stuff.


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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: hsalf]
    #2628559 - 05/02/04 06:20 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Hey, just got a bit of silica ge(army surplus store)l. so if info above could be included for that as well it would be great. Though I plan to use drierite SOON because of the safety issues presented by shroomgod's report.


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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: Psilostylin]
    #2628775 - 05/02/04 08:24 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

Psilostylin said:
could one just dry out some mushrooms...by laying them on a wire screen with a fan blowing directly over em... leaving them bone dry. could this leave a cracker dry product or is desicant really neccesary for ultradryness?




yeah that will work takes dayS
could put in paper bag with fan blowing in bag like so


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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: toad857]
    #2628884 - 05/02/04 09:00 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

or u could spend a few bucks on a dessicant


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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: berto23]
    #2628954 - 05/02/04 09:21 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I agree with berto if your that worried about it, just buy some dessicant, If not I just take .25in screen and make a little tray to fit inside a shoe box and even for big shrooms it only take 3 to 4 day tops for fairly dry mushrooms, and if you don't tuch them a lot they stay nicely colored.


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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: Psilostylin]
    #2628960 - 05/02/04 09:23 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

get some dissicant when you can. unless u want funky brown shrooms w/a reduced alkaloid content. Hell, even a dehydrator is better than air dry. But if it has a setting set it on the lowest one. Heat(not just time) degrades the "good stuff" too.
You can see the difference too.
My friend just picked some and this time I didn't get him my dehydrator until a day & half later. They were nothing like the last time.
Use what u can but try to do better


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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: Psilostylin]
    #2629024 - 05/02/04 09:41 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)


then into drying chamber
(easiest thing in the world to make, costs like $5. even if you don't have any spare wire or screen it's very cheap to make a set up like this
the drying chamber has changed to a better design since this pic:

now the order of layers is
top
shrooms
wire
damp rid
paper towel
wire
floor
this is easy and stealthy as hell,
my foaf says he can't get much more than an ounce into that little container, though
so he told me he just got a bunch of shrooms cracker dry in front of the fan, b/c he doesn't have enough time to make more chambers
so i guess whatever works better for you...


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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: muse_sick]
    #2634602 - 05/03/04 11:44 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I use the damp rite on the shrooms in a large igloo cooler, lid cracked & ceiling fan on for air circulation. They're completely crisp in 1/2 to 1 day that way but I always air dry them first...on newspaper, under a dark cloth for 1-2 days.


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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: toad857]
    #2635444 - 05/04/04 03:01 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Try placing in a vacuum container with dessicant in it - liek a foodsaver container. The lack of air/moisture and pressure causes the water to leave the little shroomie much more quickly. So I've heard.


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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: toad857]
    #2636169 - 05/04/04 10:03 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

split the realy big daddys into 4 from top to bottom so you are left with 4 skinny stems and caps if you havent got any dessecant this cuts the dryin time by 4 (i gues)


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