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OfflineZirus666
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Drying a Kilo (right section?)
    #3222290 - 10/06/04 01:06 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Hay, this is my first post here :laugh: and I hope its in the right section heh.

I`ve only recently got into shrooms, tripped 4 times so far and ya could say i`m addicted to that swirling abyss, so i`ve just purchased a kilo (wet) of mexican cubensis which ive been eating so far in 15-35g (wet) doses depending on availibility and mood.

I`ve taken a look at a few drying methods and this one http://www.shroomery.org/index/par/3372/pag/6 seems the best but how many or how large a container am i likely to need to dry the full kilo in one go?
The shrooms are arriving friday so I wanna get my self setup and ready to go the second they arrive :laugh:


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Re: Drying a Kilo (right section?) [Re: Zirus666]
    #3222306 - 10/06/04 01:10 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

i JUST use a fan.

I set the mushrooms on the top and keep it on low.


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Re: Drying a Kilo (right section?) [Re: Zirus666]
    #3222328 - 10/06/04 01:15 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Ya m8 of mine said about that meathod.
I failed to mention I gotta do all this completely hidden, so tupperwear containers hidden in a drawer seems good heh :wink:


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Re: Drying a Kilo (right section?) [Re: Zirus666]
    #3222389 - 10/06/04 01:31 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Some just use a fan, some use a fan for the first 24-36hrs, then move to dessicant drying chamber. Up to U. Good luck

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Re: Drying a Kilo (right section?) [Re: Zirus666]
    #3222544 - 10/06/04 02:07 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

fan dry for 24 hours first no matter what you do or you may be sorry :pennydrop:


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Re: Drying a Kilo (right section?) [Re: Zirus666]
    #3222564 - 10/06/04 02:12 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

What if you're using a food dehydrater, should you still fan for the first twenty four hours?


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Re: Drying a Kilo (right section?) [Re: Vagrant]
    #3222572 - 10/06/04 02:13 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I heard a stock food dehydrator is a bad way to dry mushrooms because of the heat it uses to dry. Uhhhh... I think you might want to check up on that one though.

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Re: Drying a Kilo (right section?) [Re: Vagrant]
    #3222574 - 10/06/04 02:13 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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What if you're using a food dehydrater, should you still fan for the first twenty four hours?




does the food dehydrator have a working fan in it?


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Re: Drying a Kilo (right section?) [Re: Zirus666]
    #3222583 - 10/06/04 02:15 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I don't own one, I was just wondering.


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Re: Drying a Kilo (right section?) [Re: Vagrant]
    #3222586 - 10/06/04 02:16 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

a dehydrator is fan drying, unless you leave it unplugged, then its just a plastic box. :crazy2:


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Re: Drying a Kilo (right section?) [Re: Zirus666]
    #3222619 - 10/06/04 02:21 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

yes as long as the fd has a fan, fan drying is not required first


and all food dehydrators do not have fans...


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Re: Drying a Kilo (right section?) [Re: george castanza]
    #3222694 - 10/06/04 02:41 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

hey georgie boy,
do some commercial driers use heat as the only source of drying? cause that seems like it kinda sucks. and i guess i wasn't including chemical drying methods, isn't drying in a cooler temp ( 80-100 ), with good air circulation the best for everything?
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Re: Drying a Kilo (right section?) [Re: zerozero]
    #3222774 - 10/06/04 02:54 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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hey georgie boy,
do some commercial driers use heat as the only source of drying? cause that seems like it kinda sucks. and i guess i wasn't including chemical drying methods, isn't drying in a cooler temp ( 80-100 ), with good air circulation the best for everything?
"the best jerry!! the best!!!"
thanks for all your help.



don't know about comercial driers... we noticed a fd by ronco at the local super store and i opened it up to check out the owners manual and no fan :frown:
you had to order the fan model and the heat only one was about $35 :thumbdown:
so we went to home depot and got a big jug of damp rid for $7 or $8 :thumbup:


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Re: Drying a Kilo (right section?) [Re: Zirus666]
    #3222873 - 10/06/04 03:13 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

i dont know why i said commercial, just meant not industrial.?
yea i got a nesco fd and it had a fan and a heater but it got so f'n hot you couldn't use it for anything. so now we know ronco and nesco both suck in different ways.
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Re: Drying a Kilo (right section?) [Re: Zirus666]
    #3222885 - 10/06/04 03:17 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

you could always just yank the heating element out of it :thumbup:


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Re: Drying a Kilo (right section?) [Re: Zirus666]
    #3223070 - 10/06/04 04:07 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

What about sitting the shrooms on paper towels to help soak it out?
I was thinking maybe just sitting them in a slightly open desk drawer.
The problem is having anything like a fan sitting outside the drawer blowing in would look suspicious :undecided:


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Re: Drying a Kilo (right section?) [Re: Zirus666]
    #3223777 - 10/06/04 07:16 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I have my own apartment, but even still I try to hide away my grow as much as possible... it's just a good practice... so for drying I have a clip on desk fan that place into a footlocker in the corner... I drop the shrooms into the corner with the fan blowing straight on it, and have the foot locker placed right next to an outlet with a sweater balled up laying over the plug. looking at it, you just see the footlocker with a sweater balled up on top, but it gets the shrooms dry in just over a day.


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Re: Drying a Kilo (right section?) [Re: Reject]
    #3226635 - 10/07/04 10:57 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I also have an apartment by myself (well with a roommate but hes my partner in my grows) but my entire grow and all supplies are hidden into three locked closets and all grown shrooms are hidden in a really big safe. Its VERY good practice. My dehydrators are in the closet with my incubators. Helps keep the closet warm (right around 80) for straw casings and other casings that don't find in either tub in tub (if their full of jars). That's how I dry them. And I don't fan dry them first and my dehydrator doesnt have a fan. It doesnt get to hot either but it dries them in about 24 hours

Takes 8 trays (about 10 inches in diameter) to dry a kilo of fresh shrooms so you can do the math on how much space you'd need. I think its around 250 square inches? Thats a box like 25 inches by 10 inches. I'd make it bigger though for a little extra room. Two feet by one foot should be pretty good. Spread them out on newspaper or a paper towels and set the fan level with the shrooms and blowing across the surface of all of them. Put it in the driest place in the house too. After 24 hours of fan drying use desiccant of some sort (available at any hardware store usually, even grocery stores) like silica gel, dririte or even epsoms salt or kitty litter (gotta pick one high in silica though). You need the shrooms in an air tight container with the desiccant in the chamber sealed in too for about 24 hours and make sure the shrooms don't directly touch whatever desiccant you use.


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Re: Drying a Kilo (right section?) [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3227159 - 10/07/04 01:32 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Thx for all the help guys :-)
I think I can get a fan system going by moving my room around a bit (got 2 sofas) with any luck, gona try to get a couple of very small fans.

If that doesn`t work i`ll just use the orriginal desiccant idea, either way I think i have the room :smile:

Cheers.


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Re: Drying a Kilo (right section?) [Re: Zirus666]
    #3227314 - 10/07/04 02:02 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

You will need to use a fan AND desiccant. A fan will not get them cracker dry by itself and a desiccant might if you use a good one but you'd need to use lots of it (especially for that amount) because it gets filled pretty quickly and shrooms have alot of water.

You fan dry to get most of the moisture out but then the desiccant is needed to suck the rest of it out. Not as much moisture left in the shrooms though so not as much desiccant is needed. You can also do a combo..with a chamber built with desiccant in the bottom and a fan inside of the chamber. This would consolidate space and would probably get them dry in about 24 hours. Bit more work designing it though.


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