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Offlinewds
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drying mushrooms
    #3850262 - 03/01/05 03:19 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

i just read all the faq about drying and preserving shrooms.

i was wondering which way that ya'll prefer to dry them, because i've always just layed them out and had a fan on them, but i want something better.

i've been thinking about going to desiccant, but then i read the idea about laying all the shrooms out, putting a black shirt over them, and then putting a 60w light shining onto the shirt.

i'd like to know what ya'll recommend for drying large amounts quickly, because i'll be getting alot next time i find some when i go hunting, and i always have huge losses due to maggots...


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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: wds]
    #3850293 - 03/01/05 03:29 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

fan is best bet. fan for like 3 to 4 days. u really dont need a desiccant. i recently learned the hard way and some of my shrooms were rotting. i made the mistake of fan drying for 12 hours then using damp rid in a drying chamber only to find my shrooms turning black. please learn from my mistakes, keep it simple and use a fan. after shrooms are cracker dry, you can store in a plastic ziplock bag in your refridgerator. gl


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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: gema]
    #3850298 - 03/01/05 03:31 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

i never had luck with only fan drying...
it would take hell looots of days!

the best way for me is to fan for 24-48 hours and then use a desiccant.


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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: wds]
    #3850554 - 03/01/05 05:05 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Go to ebay and find yourself a Nesco Snackmaster dehydrator (or if you're rich, a Gardenmaster). I have one of each.

6 hours from fresh to cracker dry with either one, on low.

There is NO BETTER WAY to dry your shrooms.


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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: TM]
    #3851095 - 03/01/05 10:38 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

TripMeister said:
Go to ebay and find yourself a Nesco Snackmaster dehydrator (or if you're rich, a Gardenmaster). I have one of each.

6 hours from fresh to cracker dry with either one, on low.

There is NO BETTER WAY to dry your shrooms.




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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3851239 - 03/01/05 11:34 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)



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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: CPT_InSaNo]
    #3851371 - 03/01/05 12:19 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Sure would.


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Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: wds]
    #3851539 - 03/01/05 01:00 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

well here's what my friend does...

he's got this baking pan that is like 3" deep and it has a slotted cover...i think its for roasting or something so the drippings can fall into the pan...anyways...he fills the bottom portion of the pan with desiccant and then puts the shrooms on the slotted cover and puts a fan over them for 24-48 hours...he says that he can definantly tell a difference between just fanning and having that desiccant under them...the fat ones that would take almost 48 hours with just a fan take a little over 24 hours with the combination fan/desiccant...

then when they're dry he puts them in a plastic container that has desiccant on the bottom covered by a few layers of papertowel and puts that in the freezer...they keep great in there...

do not try to put desiccant down on a plate and put paper towel over the desiccant and lay the shrooms right on there....paper towel gets all greasy with water & desiccant goop...i don't remember exactly what is in desiccant and how it works...but as it aborbs water it lets off some sort of oily substance that i can't imagine would be good for ingestion...so the tiny little shriveled mushies that fall through the slots and into the liquid are considered KIA's...

he's been out of desiccant for about 2 weeks now and just been drying by fan...its slower but works just as good....

and if you do go the desiccant route....put the shit in a solid container with no leaks and check it every day...because eventually it becomes a sloppy mess with puddles of water if you leave it too long...


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- [Re: ChrisHippyLoser]
    #3851968 - 03/01/05 02:35 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: ShroomGuy86]
    #3852109 - 03/01/05 03:00 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I've heard food dehydrators significantly reduce psilocybin, etc. content via the heat.


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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: korins]
    #3852199 - 03/01/05 03:18 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

korins said:
I've heard food dehydrators significantly reduce psilocybin, etc. content via the heat.




Your suppose to use one with an ajustable heat knob and turn the hean down.

It would also help when you dry if your were to cut up your mushies. Not really the cap so much just the stalk.


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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: korins]
    #3852240 - 03/01/05 03:27 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

korins said:
I've heard food dehydrators significantly reduce psilocybin, etc. content via the heat.




It doesnt.


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"life is like a drop of rain getting closer and closer to falling into a lake, and then when you hit the lake there is no more rain drop, only the lake."

Growing with bags, start to finish (including my new grain and substrate prep)
Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3853111 - 03/01/05 06:13 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Hey people the only thing you need is what your using now. Your computer! Putt'm in the case and if you have enough fans, simply leave it on for like 10-12 hrs With the boomers close to fan depending on your setup. Dwam! Cracker dry every time! I don't even mess with them other methods. Peace.


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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: spl_punk]
    #3853730 - 03/01/05 08:13 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I've used this computer tech mny times with MJ, best sollution I found for drying without loosing the good stuff...


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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: Junkaboy]
    #3855032 - 03/02/05 01:31 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

has anyone ever used the black shirt w/light idea?


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    #3855048 - 03/02/05 01:36 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: ShroomGuy86]
    #3859532 - 03/02/05 10:06 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

what about a rubbermaid with fans and desiccant in it?

or is it better for the container to be sealed when using desiccant and just have the fans circulating within the container?


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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: wds]
    #3859628 - 03/02/05 10:28 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

what causes shrooms to rot? how can you avoid it?


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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: TM]
    #3859644 - 03/02/05 10:31 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

TripMeister said:
Go to ebay and find yourself a Nesco Snackmaster dehydrator (or if you're rich, a Gardenmaster). I have one of each.

6 hours from fresh to cracker dry with either one, on low.
There is NO BETTER WAY to dry your shrooms.




I don't know why so many people are choosing to ignore this response, but look folks... sell your soul by going to walmart and plunk down $40 for the snackmaster. It comes with 4 trays.. and really, if you want to get extra trays just buy an extra dehydator. The cost is about the same (I believe they sell extras at 2 for $18) and you'll have an extra drying unit in case your original breaks.

Low prices, quick drying times.. what more could you want?


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Re: drying mushrooms [Re: p4kSouL]
    #3859773 - 03/02/05 10:57 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

p4kSouL said:
what causes shrooms to rot? how can you avoid it?



anyone know?


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