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Offlinecorey420
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removing heating coil from food dehydrater
    #8801445 - 08/20/08 05:20 PM (9 years, 6 months ago)

how does one do this ?


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Re: removing heating coil from food dehydrater [Re: corey420]
    #8801456 - 08/20/08 05:22 PM (9 years, 6 months ago)

Why would one do this?

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Re: removing heating coil from food dehydrater [Re: corey420]
    #8801461 - 08/20/08 05:24 PM (9 years, 6 months ago)

Why would you want to? Assuming there is no thermostat on the unit to adjust the temperature, I would turn it on and place a thermometer inside to at least see what the temperature reaches. If it's less than 140 degrees, I wouldn't waste anytime removing the heating element.

Remember, a food dehydrator without a heating element is nothing more than a glorified fan.


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Re: removing heating coil from food dehydrater [Re: Wronguy]
    #8801503 - 08/20/08 05:34 PM (9 years, 6 months ago)

true if the temp isn't high it's not a big deal, but you take a screw driver open it up, cut the coil out, wrap the severed wires up and close it back up. Why would you have to ask this? Without even a description of the dehydrator do you think anyone was going to give you a more complex answer than this?


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Re: removing heating coil from food dehydrater [Re: ScavengerType]
    #8801536 - 08/20/08 05:44 PM (9 years, 6 months ago)

just put the heat all the way down and it'll work fine. You wont lose any potency if that's what your thinking.


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Re: removing heating coil from food dehydrater [Re: corey420]
    #8801561 - 08/20/08 05:49 PM (9 years, 6 months ago)

if you do this you will have wasted your money and ruin it


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Re: removing heating coil from food dehydrater [Re: echoesSG]
    #8801572 - 08/20/08 05:51 PM (9 years, 6 months ago)

I've dried mine at 160 with no problems. Boiling water is 212 and I've enjoyed many a cup of tea:grin:

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Re: removing heating coil from food dehydrater [Re: HippieChick]
    #8801579 - 08/20/08 05:53 PM (9 years, 6 months ago)

I use a heat only food dehydrator that has no thermometer and tested out an eighth last night and tripped my balls off.


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Re: removing heating coil from food dehydrater [Re: HippieChick]
    #8801634 - 08/20/08 06:05 PM (9 years, 6 months ago)

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Boiling water is 212 and I've enjoyed many a cup of tea:grin:




I too have enjoyed many a cup of tea at hot temperatures, not boiling, but hot mind you, and have never experienced any problems either. The biggest distinction here is time left at this temperature.

A cup of tea will not stay hot for long and is typically finished in a short period of time. Mushrooms will easily sit in a dehydrator for 8-12 hours, in most cases longer. Bottom line is that we'll never know for sure without a laboratory to control the conditions and measure results.


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Re: removing heating coil from food dehydrator [Re: chiz]
    #8801639 - 08/20/08 06:06 PM (9 years, 6 months ago)

Yeah OK one thing, The heat is what dehydrates the mushroom,  It is a fan and a heater, If you don't want the heat get a fan.

You can dehydrate at temps up to 140f or I use lower temps to keep the mushrooms pretty looking.

Don't take out the heating coil I sware by them. I dryed 1oz in about 5 hours on 95f.


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Re: removing heating coil from food dehydrator [Re: Sulli]
    #8801691 - 08/20/08 06:16 PM (9 years, 6 months ago)

without the heating coil your going to be waiting a while to get dried shrooms.

I used a fan with my first few grows and had to slit my shrooms down the stem to dry faster with that fan. its unnecessary with my dehydrator.

your better off just leaving it be.


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Re: removing heating coil from food dehydrator [Re: Sulli]
    #8801701 - 08/20/08 06:17 PM (9 years, 6 months ago)

I use fan and desiccant chamber because this is what I have right now, I suspect that at lower temps dehydrating shouldn't cause a loss in potency and even if it does the heat may break and warp the fibrous mushroom tissue that can keep the actives from you. So it'd take quite some lab experiment to look at if this really works.


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Re: removing heating coil from food dehydrator [Re: ScavengerType]
    #8806328 - 08/21/08 05:21 PM (9 years, 5 months ago)

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Re: removing heating coil from food dehydrator [Re: legallyhomeless]
    #8806630 - 08/21/08 06:42 PM (9 years, 5 months ago)

ya i herd it effects the potency so i was told to remove it


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Re: removing heating coil from food dehydrator [Re: corey420]
    #8806690 - 08/21/08 06:54 PM (9 years, 5 months ago)

really I suspect it doesn't and many people even who use the fan and desiccant have agreed in threads I'd had this discussion in that below 120degrees it's probibly negladgable at best. So a good idea would to be to inspect the temp at which your unit operates and then look into removing it if it operates at a crazy temperature. After all, I'd heard a reputable member (coulda been tahoe) say that fan drying promotes psilo(cybin/cin) oxidization and that quick heating was better than fan drying. I dono what to make of it, but these are some things to consider.


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Re: removing heating coil from food dehydrator [Re: ScavengerType]
    #8807090 - 08/21/08 08:09 PM (9 years, 5 months ago)

As wronguy said removing the heater from a dehydrator leaves you with just a fan. A small shitty fan.

A box fan supported on a few coke cans blowing upward with a AC filter on the underside is a much better and cheaper and bigger fan at that. Stick a regular old cheap space heater next to it blowing at it full blast and you've got a sweet dehydrator.


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Re: removing heating coil from food dehydrator [Re: legallyhomeless]
    #8807408 - 08/21/08 09:02 PM (9 years, 5 months ago)

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hippiechick! do u hate me? I sent you a PM over a month ago and never heard back.




Sorry . I don't hate anyone , hardly,lol.

I had a bunch of PM's I was tring to get to but I haven't been able to spend as much time typing as I'm still recovering from my brain surgery .

I just did answer it though:grin: Hope it helps ya out .

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Re: removing heating coil from food dehydrater [Re: corey420]
    #8807628 - 08/21/08 09:41 PM (9 years, 5 months ago)

Im having the same issue, My Nesco from wallmart is unlike all the others I have purchased in the past. It has no way to adjust the temps and my thermometer is reading 175+ F

I have been drying shrooms in it anyway and they are still potent I must say :shrug:

What is the max drying temp? And the max time?


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Re: removing heating coil from food dehydrater [Re: Linux]
    #8807728 - 08/21/08 09:55 PM (9 years, 5 months ago)

realy at 175? Have you compared to fan/desiccant chamber drying?


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Re: removing heating coil from food dehydrater [Re: ScavengerType]
    #8807764 - 08/21/08 10:02 PM (9 years, 5 months ago)

Yes. I have been growing for 5 years and have used all kinds of ways to dry.


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