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OfflineWronguy
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Am I doing something wrong on drying my mushrooms?
    #4101966 - 04/27/05 10:13 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I just bought a Nesco American Harvest food dehydrator, like the one most people have, and started to dry a single mushroom. This thing has been running between 95-97 degrees for the last 16 hours and is not cracker dry.

The mushroom is dryer than it was, but I can squeeze the stem without it crumbling on me. Is that okay? Should I just bag it and call it a day? I am only using one of fours trays for the drying.


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Re: Am I doing something wrong on drying my mushrooms? [Re: Wronguy]
    #4102043 - 04/27/05 10:46 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

It usually takes like 24 hours depending on size i wouln't bag it because theres some moisture left in it.


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Re: Am I doing something wrong on drying my mushrooms? [Re: GNIOM1498]
    #4102054 - 04/27/05 10:52 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

you will read in the manual that the minimum amount of trays you may use is 4.

this is likely your problem.


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Re: Am I doing something wrong on drying my mushrooms? [Re: psilocyben]
    #4102074 - 04/27/05 10:59 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

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psilocyben said:
you will read in the manual that the minimum amount of trays you may use is 4.

this is likely your problem.




I thought of the same thing and put back all of the trays. Perhaps the air was rushing right past the area needed and that's why it's slow going. We'll see later this afternoon.

Thanks for the replies fellows. I do appreciate it.


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Re: Am I doing something wrong on drying my mushrooms? [Re: Wronguy]
    #4102290 - 04/27/05 12:29 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

instead of bagging your mushrooms after they are dry, stick them in a quart jar. then make a small pouch with some kind of desiccant to stick in there. will stay dry forever practically.


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Re: Am I doing something wrong on drying my mushrooms? [Re: Wronguy]
    #4102325 - 04/27/05 12:39 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

are you cutting your stems in half?

large whole stems would take a long time...if you don't cut them up.

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Re: Am I doing something wrong on drying my mushrooms? [Re: four20snakeman]
    #4102368 - 04/27/05 12:57 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

after they are dry I usually put them in a bag then a jar with desiccant then put in the freezer.... I have kept them years with good results this way. Do others also freeze or just store at room temp died and jarred? Thanks Much.


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Re: Am I doing something wrong on drying my mushrooms? [Re: Wronguy]
    #4102475 - 04/27/05 01:34 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I tend to get antsy towards the end of how long it supposedly takes to dry in a dehydrator... I end up doing about 85% of my drying in the dehydrator, then I use desiccant over night to sap out the last of the moisture... works like a charm for me.


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