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OfflineSocrates
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How many of you sun dry vs fan dry and why?
    #6595573 - 02/21/07 10:59 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I think I want to try sun drying them... But, does the light weaken it slightly. Ive heard it turns them blue from bruising which looks nice. But, Fan dried better because its faster... Less open air time? What do you do?


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Re: How many of you sun dry vs fan dry and why? [Re: Socrates]
    #6595607 - 02/21/07 11:04 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Fan dry followed by DampRid to get them cracker dry.


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Re: How many of you sun dry vs fan dry and why? [Re: Socrates]
    #6595750 - 02/21/07 11:29 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Heat from the sun will cause the mushrooms to lose potency. You should never dry your mushrooms this way. A fan is the way to go, or a food dehydrator that doesn't give off any heat!


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Re: How many of you sun dry vs fan dry and why? [Re: Feanor]
    #6595891 - 02/22/07 12:08 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Heat causing loss of potency is debatable. I haven't experimented with it, but I used a dehydrator, and RR says its a myth and he's a pretty trustworthy source.


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Re: How many of you sun dry vs fan dry and why? [Re: rygo796]
    #6595941 - 02/22/07 12:24 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

just dry in a warm place if possible. the warmer the better. all you need it good air circulation.

there really should be no rush. b/c after all, if you wanna trip, just eat em fresh.

heat DOES ruin potency. i dried above a radiator-like heater one time and the shroom SUCKED ASS. i wasn't the only one who ate them so i know it wasn't just me. and before someone says that it was probably the shrooms...it wasn't "just the shrooms"...because it was the same batch we tripped off of a week earlier.


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Re: How many of you sun dry vs fan dry and why? [Re: figment]
    #6596010 - 02/22/07 12:50 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

There has been allot of talk of heat not damaging potency and it is probably true unless its a really high temp,I say better safe than sorry and since I live in a low humidity area all I have to do is fan dry and they will get cracker dry.It does take a while for thick stemmed mushies but I don't mind the weight.If I at fresh mushrooms not only do I throw up but I remain sick for hrs and ruin my entire trip,I only use desiccant for long term storage and its just kind of a precautionary measure

If you want to sun dry them I wouldn't worry about potency loss,if I'm not mistaken they were dried on a rock in the sun by natives in preparation for religious ceremonies yrs ago way before dehydrators or desiccant


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Re: How many of you sun dry vs fan dry and why? [Re: Blutjager]
    #6596048 - 02/22/07 01:02 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I could see me drying mine outside on a rock , lol . I'd need a big rock:grin:

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Re: How many of you sun dry vs fan dry and why? [Re: Socrates]
    #6596644 - 02/22/07 09:15 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

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I think I want to try sun drying them... But, does the light weaken it slightly. Ive heard it turns them blue from bruising which looks nice. But, Fan dried better because its faster... Less open air time? What do you do?




The sun works fantastic. But make sure to put the mushrooms something that doesn't reflect heat like, aluminum cookie sheets, black plastic trays, exc. That's what causes the mushrooms to oxidize heavily. They'll steam on the contact side of the wrong trays. I like to stackem' deep on dehydrator trays and then first thing in the morning get them out into the sun. By the end of the spring or summer day, they're cracker dry and look great. Taste good too. :cool:

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Re: How many of you sun dry vs fan dry and why? [Re: Hotnuts]
    #6596959 - 02/22/07 12:35 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

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Re: How many of you sun dry vs fan dry and why? [Re: memes]
    #6597082 - 02/22/07 01:43 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

the sun is a terrible sorce IME. i've noticed my outdoor harvests are weaker than my indoor harvest and i believe this is due to the sun.

just use a dehydrator set on 105 they will be dry in a day maybe 2.


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