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Offlinescooter
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mushroom preservation
    #584376 - 03/20/02 05:00 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

hi. i want to know if anyone has tried or heard of anyone using a vaccum packer to preserve their shrooms. I think it would be easier and the mushrooms would keep longer/be more potent. let me know. thanks


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Re: mushroom preservation [Re: scooter]
    #584637 - 03/20/02 10:42 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

yes, the vacume packer would be ideal to store dry shrooms. they can be put in teh freezer(if dry) and kept for years. you can put fresh shrooms in the fridge for a few days. dont freeze fresh shrooms, they will turn to mush!


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Re: mushroom preservation [Re: pleezr]
    #585136 - 03/21/02 11:54 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Is putting them in the freezer really necessary if they are completely dry and vaccume packed?


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Re: mushroom preservation [Re: cookiewhore]
    #585148 - 03/21/02 12:08 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

No, it is not, but it will prolong the self life to years. Without freezing I'm sure they would still last a year with negligible lost in potency.


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Re: mushroom preservation [Re: cookiewhore]
    #585245 - 03/21/02 01:59 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

yes it is necassary for long term storage. even dry shrooms can go bad if they arent in a aitight container of some sort. dry shrooms can take on moisture and still rot or get moldy. a vacume sealer would be perfect for long term storage.


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Re: mushroom preservation [Re: pleezr]
    #585365 - 03/21/02 04:27 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

the real question is, is it any worse than freezing them in an airtight container (bag.. vacuum packet etc)


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Re: mushroom preservation [Re: cookiewhore]
    #585385 - 03/21/02 04:44 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Would it be better to do a double vac. pack? Or is a single vac.pack sufficient? Also, what about those who say that freezing ruptures the cells and therefore will decompose/lose potency? Or does this not go for ones that have been vacpacked?


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Re: mushroom preservation [Re: black_dove]
    #585400 - 03/21/02 04:52 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I have a nice vaccum paker that i got as a present. I store all my dry mushys with it but i don;t store them in the freezer(just never have). But i don;t use it to suck all of the air out, just a little because it tends to crush the shit out of them when you take all the air out. :P I know from experence. But other than that they work wonderful !!

oh yeah and i only use one sealed bag not two the bags are really thick


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