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OfflineAeolus1369
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Vacuum dessicant chamber
    #828667 - 08/19/02 06:20 PM (16 years, 1 month ago)

I was randomly digging through the kitchen cupboard today and I found something I thought would make the perfect dessicant chamber. It's a food marinator that reduces the marination time by creating a vacuum in the chamber, and then when it's re-pressurized, the meat supposedly sucks in the marinate. I thought I'd put some damp-rid on the bottom (it even has a nice little plastic mesh to put the mushies on), throw in some wet mushies and suck all the air out. Theoretically, the reduced air pressure would lower the boiling point of the water inside the chamber so any moisture in the shrooms would be sucked out of the shrooms and then into the damp-rid. I'll update in a few days and let anyone interested know how the experiment went. Any thoughts/comments?

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Re: Vacuum dessicant chamber [Re: Aeolus1369]
    #828835 - 08/19/02 07:43 PM (16 years, 1 month ago)

should work great, though I'd still fan dry for a day anyway, unless you've got more dessicant than you know what to do with.


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Re: Vacuum dessicant chamber [Re: Aeolus1369]
    #868072 - 09/07/02 12:16 AM (16 years, 20 days ago)

Update:

Mushrooms did dry in much less time than my normal non-vacuum using setup.  I would do another trial and take more precise measurements, but it's such  a pain in the ass to use a hand powered pump to create an appreciable vacuum so that's as extensive as this little experiment gets  :tongue:

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Re: Vacuum dessicant chamber [Re: Aeolus1369]
    #868207 - 09/07/02 05:33 AM (16 years, 19 days ago)

When using this method, is liquid forcefully extracted from the mushrooms or does it simply evaporate away from them? Does the mushroom "sweat" in a vacuum?

My concern is that liquid might get sucked out like through a sponge or straw, taking some "nutrition" with it. But if the liquid simply evaporates without taking anything with it, that'd be okay.


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    #868243 - 09/07/02 06:17 AM (16 years, 19 days ago)



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