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how to store mushrooms
    #4745307 - 10/02/05 03:22 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

how the hell are you supposed to store mushroom? ive tried keeping them in plastic bags and in glass jars but they always become soft and bendable. i got some mushrooms on monday and now they are already becomming soft and i havent even gotten a chance to use them yet. does this happen to you? do i need some kind of desicent and if so what kind and where can i get it? can i freeze them? please tell me how to preserve them long term. are they safe to use when they get soft?


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Re: how to store mushrooms [Re: porcupine]
    #4745389 - 10/02/05 03:56 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

dry em

use salt


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Re: how to store mushrooms [Re: lechuck]
    #4745402 - 10/02/05 04:01 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

ur not keeping them in air tight containers- ziplocks are not air tight.. after air drying, and time in a desiccant chamber.. baggie them into a tupperware container


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Re: how to store mushrooms [Re: 3six5]
    #4745409 - 10/02/05 04:04 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

they were dried when i got them. i have tried putting them in a glass airtite jar with a rubber seal and that didn't work.


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Re: how to store mushrooms [Re: porcupine]
    #4745415 - 10/02/05 04:06 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

ok, grab the shrooms, put them in an opex bos, with salt, cover the salt with a peper so it doesn?t mix with the mushrooms. Use a lot of salt, I use the grounded but not fine one.


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Re: how to store mushrooms [Re: lechuck]
    #4745420 - 10/02/05 04:07 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

open box

paper


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Re: how to store mushrooms [Re: lechuck]
    #4745516 - 10/02/05 04:44 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

ok i put them in a show box with paper over them and salt on top of the paper hows that? and one more question, are the ones which have become soft and bendable safe to eat stil?


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Re: how to store mushrooms [Re: porcupine]
    #4745520 - 10/02/05 04:46 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

no, put the salt, them the paper and the shrooms last

I would say is safe, but not if have mold on them


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Re: how to store mushrooms [Re: lechuck]
    #4745699 - 10/02/05 05:44 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

mushroom john says:

A dehydrater is one of the best methods for drying fresh picked mushrooms. However, if a dehydrater is not available then the best method for drying mushrooms is as follows: at home, place several sheets of newspaper on a table or in a high dry area. Separate and spread the mushrooms evenly across the newspaper and make sure that they are not touching one another. After 2-3 days the mushrooms will have shrunk down to virtually nothing. This occurs because the mushrooms are approximately 95% water. The color of the mushrooms will also change as they dry. After a few days, handle a mushroom specimen to see if it has completely dried. It may feel rubbery but in no way will it break apart like a fresh stem would.

Next turn the oven on to 350 degrees and let it heat up. After 20 minutes turn the oven off and crack open the oven door until it stays cracked open. Let the oven cool off for no more than five minutes. Next place the dried mushrooms on several layers of newspaper and place them into the oven leaving the door cracked open. In twenty minutes remove the mushrooms from the oven and let stand in the air for ten minutes. Store the dried mushrooms in glass bottles with a rubber gasket and seal. This will insure that the potency of the mushrooms will remain for years to come. Also keep them away from direct light and heat. Do not store the mushrooms in honey.

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Re: how to store mushrooms [Re: DLittle]
    #4745837 - 10/02/05 06:32 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

I dry them upside down with cotton string until very small and dry, then seal into air tight jars with little desiccant pouches


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Re: how to store mushrooms [Re: jobot37]
    #4745932 - 10/02/05 07:01 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

where can i get the desiccant pouches?


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Re: how to store mushrooms [Re: porcupine]
    #4746036 - 10/02/05 07:28 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

You can always turn it into powder and put them in tablets :thumbup:


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Re: how to store mushrooms [Re: novorua]
    #4746237 - 10/02/05 08:16 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

where can i get tablets and how can i turn them into powder?


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Re: how to store mushrooms [Re: novorua]
    #4746245 - 10/02/05 08:17 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

novorua said:
You can always turn it into powder and put them in tablets :thumbup:




what is the best way to turn them into powder? and how do u make a tablet?
sorry for interupting your post porcupine.


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Re: how to store mushrooms [Re: hcrider]
    #4746277 - 10/02/05 08:26 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

why are you sorry? i just asked the same question.


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Re: how to store mushrooms [Re: porcupine]
    #4746311 - 10/02/05 08:38 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

yeah i realized that after i clicked continue, u must have been typing the same time i was.
but it looks like im lookin for the same answer as u.


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Re: how to store mushrooms [Re: hcrider]
    #4746367 - 10/02/05 08:48 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

www.ebay.com =)

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Re: how to store mushrooms [Re: deficitism]
    #4747429 - 10/03/05 01:00 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

the box thing didnt work, they are getting even wetter.


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Re: how to store mushrooms [Re: porcupine]
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Re: how to store mushrooms [Re: novorua]
    #4747550 - 10/03/05 01:30 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Ok this is getting too complicated with the salt and oven and all that nonsense.

Just get them dry first.

Then to store them simply put them in a zip-lock bag.

Second, take half a paper towel place about 1-2 tbls of damprid in the center of it, then fold it up and tape the loose edges down.

Put it in the bag w/ the shrooms.

Your shrooms will stay cracker dry for weeks.

My friend who grows told me to do that with the shrooms he gives me. It works good! :grin:


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