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Offlineevolmachine
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Drying Question
    #4670853 - 09/16/05 07:41 PM (12 years, 11 days ago)

Is it best to fan dry for a day or two before sticking them into a desiccant chamber?  A friend and fellow cultivator says he read that the longer it takes for mush to dry the more potency it loses, therefore air drying is bad.  Does this have a lick of truth to it or is he getting bad info, again?  :rolleyes:


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Re: Drying Question [Re: evolmachine]
    #4670865 - 09/16/05 07:46 PM (12 years, 11 days ago)

Yes and no.
Air drying is not bad....considering that every second your dry mushies spend in room temperature the potency breaks down.


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Re: Drying Question [Re: evolmachine]
    #4670866 - 09/16/05 07:46 PM (12 years, 11 days ago)

Yes you should fan or air dry before you put them in a desiccant chamber.


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Re: Drying Question [Re: evolmachine]
    #4670895 - 09/16/05 07:55 PM (12 years, 11 days ago)

the first few days in a descant chamber will do less than the fan. Fanning for a day or two quickly removes MOST of the water, but then it slows down and takes forever to get cracker dry (unless u live in the desert or something). the desiccant chamber quickly removes the remaining moisture from deep within the shroom.
something else i just thought of ... allot of people just have a bin or box with the desiccant on the bottom and the shrooms just above. this is OK but if you add a fan to the mix like a CPU fan in the chamber moving the air around you'll notice the DC working much faster


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Re: Drying Question [Re: ready2go]
    #4670944 - 09/16/05 08:12 PM (12 years, 11 days ago)

I do live in a desert. I have almost no relative humidity in my house because I have to run the A/C constantly. 24 hours fan drying takes a considerable amount of water out of them, I was just wondering if throwing fresh picked mush into the DC would take as long or longer to dry as those that were fan dried first and then put in the DC.


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Re: Drying Question [Re: evolmachine]
    #4671163 - 09/16/05 09:21 PM (12 years, 11 days ago)

If thats the case I say air drying is the way. You may not even need to have a DC. I know when the RH is low (<40) in the room that I dry my shrooms, they are ALMOST cracker dry in 24 hrs, in 48-72 tey are cracker dry. If I go 24 hrs, a couple hrs in my DC and there cracker dry.
Normally the RH is about 60% and after 24-36hrs of fanning I go for 24 more in the DC.
I also found that how you direct the air-flow really helps. I have a special box I use to dry...


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