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OfflineBOOMERessiasen
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Best Way to dry out???
    #533079 - 01/27/02 04:41 PM (16 years, 6 months ago)

Whad up all,

Just wondering if there is a "best" way of drying out my 'lil fun-guys. What I have been doing is just letting them sit out in the open for 4 days and letting them dry naturally. What I am curious about is if this will affect the potency of my mushrooms. Does drying them out naturally affect the active alkaloids in the mushroom? Would the MMGG technique prevent such a loss if there is one at all? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Best Way to dry out??? [Re: BOOMERessiasen]
    #533324 - 01/27/02 10:12 PM (16 years, 6 months ago)

I have come to hate answering questions, beacause some dumbass will tell me it doesn't work..........But the best method for drying is slow drying like you are doing at a temperature around 80 degree's with a fan or constant breeze flowing against them..to stop them from molding, if you have any very thick stemed shrooms you can slit the stem long ways and cut drying time in half.........During the warmer months sun drying works well, but does bri=uise them a little...........I hate you all...


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Re: Best Way to dry out??? [Re: egolesss]
    #533334 - 01/27/02 10:22 PM (16 years, 6 months ago)

Yeah the way that egoless mentiond is best.. :smile:


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Re: Best Way to dry out??? [Re: optikal_trip]
    #533814 - 01/28/02 12:02 PM (16 years, 6 months ago)

don't liek fan drying myself as have to do in my room, it is noisey takes ages and never gets them bone dry. ALthough sometimes i will fan dry for half a day to a day at the start then go to the epsom salt method.

If is a large stemmed mushroom will make a cut down the stem.


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Re: Best Way to dry out??? [Re: BOOMERessiasen]
    #533987 - 01/28/02 02:52 PM (16 years, 6 months ago)

Thx all for the reply,

Every bit of information that I get from this forum is so very helpful in this whole project that I have taken up this year. I am having ameteur success and I couldn't do it without all of you helpin me out. So I guess I just wanted to say thank you to all those who have responded to this and many other of my questions.

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Re: Best Way to dry out??? [Re: BOOMERessiasen]
    #535712 - 01/30/02 10:31 AM (16 years, 6 months ago)

I use Damp Rid from Walmart


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Re: Best Way to dry out??? [Re: BOOMERessiasen]
    #537673 - 02/01/02 11:36 AM (16 years, 6 months ago)

I have a wire basket attached to the front of the fan and use wire window screen to make little pouches to fit into the basket. I place a cardboard box over the fan and basket for 24-48 hours (no heat). Then, I use Damp-Rid (calcium cholride) in a cooler with a drain in the corner and tubing as a desication chamber. From there (whenever the shrooms are "cracker" dry)----they are vaccumn sealed and placed in the freezer.


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