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OfflineInjectTruth
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Confusing problem concerning drying
    #3027709 - 08/20/04 10:39 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I'm having a weird problem. I have a flush of mush that I picked about a week ago, and placed into my normal drying container (a sterilite with calcium chloride and a screen) to dry. They dried with no problem, all the way down to the bottom of the stem, where it gets nice and fat.

This is where the problem comes in. This is one of my first bulk grows, and the shrooms are quite a bit larger than I'm used to. More importantly, they are solid, not hollow, like they usually are. What happens is that the shrooms dry, except for the bottom part, which is beginning to take on a brown/black color, signifying rot. I have had them in the drying chamber the whole time, but it actually seems that the small amount of moisture is redistributing back through the mush. Its getting pretty annoying as its been about a 4-5 days already.

Usually, i use a paper towel on top of the damp rid, and it gets all soaking wet as the mush dries. So i took my screen out and put a paper towel in, put the shrooms on top, closed it, and came back in the morning. Normally, the paper towels would have some moisture on them at least, but not this time. It wont come out of these shrooms for anything.

Please help.


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Re: Confusing problem concerning drying [Re: InjectTruth]
    #3027715 - 08/20/04 10:42 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

try cutting them in half so that you can spread em out more
lengthwise


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Re: Confusing problem concerning drying [Re: InjectTruth]
    #3027731 - 08/20/04 10:49 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

You could try cutting the shrooms in half lengthwise to speed things up.
Also, do you put your fresh shrooms straight in with the damp rid? If so try putting them in front of a fan for about 24+ hrs before putting them in t he drying chamber, this helps a lot.


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Re: Confusing problem concerning drying [Re: InjectTruth]
    #3028019 - 08/20/04 12:10 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

i normally cut off the caps and cut them into 4, then take the stem and split it in 1/2 length wise, or if its really big cut it lengthwise twice. I then let it air dry on a paper towel with a fan blowing for 24 hours. This will get out about 70% of the moisture. Then i put them in the drying chamber. If you just put them in there fresh they will totaly saturate your dissicant. If your just putting them in there fresh you might have to change the dissicant after a day or 2. If your dissicant is full of water it cant absorbe anymore. Good luck!


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Re: Confusing problem concerning drying [Re: Kilgrin]
    #3028029 - 08/20/04 12:13 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Good call guys. I dont have a fan, or a place to do that type of procedure, otherwise I would. I will definitely start to cut them from now on. The dessicant does saturate fast, but I change it regularly. It sucks, but I have to, due to lack of space to fan dry. Thanks for the help, but is there anything I can do to dry these weird ones out?


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Re: Confusing problem concerning drying [Re: InjectTruth]
    #3028126 - 08/20/04 12:37 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Pick up a fan! $5 WTF? :wink: Stem splitting really helps on the 30+gm. shrooms. Can't believe you would rather keep charging that desiccant rather than an initial fan dry? My time is worth a lot more than $5 seriously pick up a fan :wink: GL IT


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Re: Confusing problem concerning drying [Re: hyphae]
    #3028156 - 08/20/04 12:46 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Dude, I live with parents. I dont have anywhere to lay a big ass fan with shrooms on it.


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Re: Confusing problem concerning drying [Re: InjectTruth]
    #3028196 - 08/20/04 12:58 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

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InjectTruth said:
Good call guys. I dont have a fan, or a place to do that type of procedure, otherwise I would. I will definitely start to cut them from now on. The dessicant does saturate fast, but I change it regularly. It sucks, but I have to, due to lack of space to fan dry. Thanks for the help, but is there anything I can do to dry these weird ones out?




Go to eckerds/CVS and buy a 20 inch box fan (or a nice osscilating fan).Set your freshn's up on newspaper ontop of a dresser.Place fan at dresser height and place 4-5 feet infront of dresser/shrooms.Turn on high for 12 hours,then on medium for another 12 hours.Everytime I dry that way my shrooms are cracker dry,no need for dessicant!But if you find you still have a little amount of moisture left,then put them in the dessicant.Also,don't seal the dessicant chamber,leave the lid open just a little for air exchange.


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Re: Confusing problem concerning drying [Re: Mad_Hatter2004]
    #3028253 - 08/20/04 01:15 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I think the point of the dessicant chamber is that it's sealed...air exchange would be a bad thing. First time I tried dessicant I used a small bin that had 2 small holes near the handle...I ended up with a rotting mushy mess inside and a nice brick of dessicant. Food dehydrator fixes everything tho :wink:


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Re: Confusing problem concerning drying [Re: InjectTruth]
    #3028309 - 08/20/04 01:35 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Well why the fuck are u growing shrooms in your parents house?


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Re: Confusing problem concerning drying [Re: InjectTruth]
    #3028319 - 08/20/04 01:38 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

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Dude, I live with parents.  I dont have anywhere to lay a big ass fan with shrooms on it.



Dude get a small ass fan thats all it takes you don't need large volumes of air just air movement they will dry, just lay the shrooms on a plate and have the fan blow across them :wink: Come on now get real. Do your parents ever ask you why you keep drying that white shit? This is a common sense issue a small fan will save you lots of extra work and electricity not that you have to worry about that :laugh: GL I mean it!


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Re: Confusing problem concerning drying [Re: atomic1]
    #3028389 - 08/20/04 02:05 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

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atomic1 said:
Well why the fuck are u growing shrooms in your parents house?




You were bound to get flamed for this one. Growing in your parents house is frowned upon by the majority of Shroomerites. Just so you know this in the future. :wink:


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Re: Confusing problem concerning drying [Re: InjectTruth]
    #3028711 - 08/20/04 03:52 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

place a small desktop fan (6inch diameter) in a box or something under your bed or in your closet and make a pouch out of window screen or cheesecloth. put the wet shrooms in the pouch and place it infront of the small fan. leave it on for 24+ hours and then put the fruits in the dessicant chamber when they have shriveled a bunch. this method will erase any rotting problems you are having and it is very stealth. if the vibration noise of the fan is too loud simply throw some clothes over the box...it will absorb lots of the vibrations/sounds.

really, do the above and everything will work out way better.


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Re: Confusing problem concerning drying [Re: InjectTruth]
    #3028731 - 08/20/04 04:00 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I started at my parents house had no choice the bug hit me and hit me good back in 76-77! Have to confess I didn't actually grow any shrooms just molds then when I moved out I made my first small lab what a difference that made!!! Keep it low pro and don't go telling all your friends as it will get out and your parents could loose everything they've worked for their whole life not to mention you will have to live with it for the rest of your life :frown:


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Re: Confusing problem concerning drying [Re: InjectTruth]
    #3028732 - 08/20/04 04:00 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

A fan still helps.

I do 2 step drying with all of my mushrooms, even ones like Prince Mushrooms, and Shaggy manes which can be fat and not to mention delicate as well.

So, in fron of a fan for 2 days. Then dried the usual ways with salts to get every .0000001 of a drop of water/moisture out of them.

It's completely up to you and alot of these sugestions are perfectly fine, especialy the splitting of the mushrooms in half. I know that you might like your mushrooms whole, so there are choices.

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Re: Confusing problem concerning drying [Re: InjectTruth]
    #3029309 - 08/20/04 06:35 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I dont see the problem with growing in your parents house. Ive been growin mushys in my cold celler for a while now, my parents have no problem with it. My dad even asked if he could try some sometime.


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Re: Confusing problem concerning drying [Re: Tylor]
    #3029344 - 08/20/04 06:43 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

that is very Ok then isn't it dude???

What bothers alot of us
is the dumb ass kids who grow shrooms without telling the rents.

Very not COOL

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Re: Confusing problem concerning drying [Re: InjectTruth]
    #3029619 - 08/20/04 07:58 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

DONT commit a crime in your folks house. and lets introduce the word STIPE to this thread.......


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Re: Confusing problem concerning drying [Re: PsyllyMe]
    #3032086 - 08/21/04 12:10 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Damn, I cant believe people are still replying to this.


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Re: Confusing problem concerning drying [Re: InjectTruth]
    #3038891 - 08/23/04 10:53 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

THEY STILL ARENT DRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HATRED


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