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OfflineSevHoeSev
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drying chamber.. will this work?? (pics)
    #3625789 - 01/13/05 11:41 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

i was jus gonna assemble this and stick the shrooms in there when i pick them from the cake, without fanning at all..





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Re: drying chamber.. will this work?? (pics) [Re: SevHoeSev]
    #3625796 - 01/13/05 11:43 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

you should fan for 24-48 hours always so that mold doesn't grow on them. if you stick them in right away it'll take longer to dry.


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Re: drying chamber.. will this work?? (pics) [Re: SevHoeSev]
    #3625801 - 01/13/05 11:44 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

You should use a fan, to evap a bunch of the moisture content - first


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Re: drying chamber.. will this work?? (pics) [Re: agar]
    #3626095 - 01/14/05 01:06 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

is there anything i can use or do as a substitute to a fan..? i dont have a fan and i would rather not buy one, i think i saw somewhere on this board that someone was hanging them from a string like buds to dry them, could i do it like that?


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Re: drying chamber.. will this work?? (pics) [Re: SevHoeSev]
    #3626152 - 01/14/05 01:20 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

the best way to use a dessicating chamber is as the second part of a 2 phase drying scheme. first, you get the mushrooms very close to being dry by placing them on a fan for a couple days. then they go into a dessicator. throwing a bunch of freshly-picked mushrooms into a dessicator rarely gets them as dry as they need to be. if you live in a place where it is somewhat cold this time of year, and the air indoors dry, a fan is all you need to dry mushrooms quickly and completely. you don't even need a dessicator.

a food dehydrator is a great investment. if you buy one i guarantee you it will become one of your most important and treasured peices of mushroom equipment. i don't know why so few growers seem to have them. they dry mushrooms quickly and completely without potency loss, mess, or fuss.


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Re: drying chamber.. will this work?? (pics) [Re: ]
    #3626157 - 01/14/05 01:21 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

why dont you just buy a food dehydrator and remove the heating element.


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Re: drying chamber.. will this work?? (pics) [Re: tahoe]
    #3626168 - 01/14/05 01:23 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

walmart carries a model with an adjustable heat setting. the lowest setting is perfect for drying mushrooms.


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Re: drying chamber.. will this work?? (pics) [Re: SevHoeSev]
    #3626219 - 01/14/05 01:32 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I slice my shrooms in to quarters, fan for 24, than into the drying chamber. Oh then powder 'em, I like em powdered.


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Re: drying chamber.. will this work?? (pics) [Re: JaRRn]
    #3626658 - 01/14/05 03:03 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Last resort would be to place them behind your computer, it spits out plenty of warm dry air.

LAST RESORT...

You can't spend $10.00 for a fan? Don't you have a fan you use in the summer... One in an old PC...

You don't need a hurricane... just a breeze!


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