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drying chambers
    #929796 - 10/03/02 11:30 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Whan making a drying chamber, is it neccessary to suspend the desicant above the bottom of the chamber? I just put cooked epsom salt at the bottom and fan dryed shrooms on the top (not touching the epsom salt) , will this work?


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Re: drying chambers [Re: ]
    #929871 - 10/03/02 11:51 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

This is my first grow, I got my fan dryed shooms and put them in the chamber. They have been there for 2 days and I checked on them and they dont look like they're doing to good. I would like to know if I did something wrog so I can just freeze them untill the weekend if I fucked up.


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Re: drying chambers [Re: ]
    #929886 - 10/03/02 11:54 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I guess you baked the epsom salt @ 400*F for one hour before use. If this was the case, I would guess that either the container is not sealed well or you did not have enough salt in the container for the amount of mushrooms you wanted to dry. You really didn't provide enough information.


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Re: drying chambers [Re: mickey_rourke]
    #929915 - 10/04/02 12:03 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

There is plenty of salt in the bottom, half the container (flower pot) is filled with salt. I covered the bottom hole with tape, then plastek wrapper the top and bottom and put a rubberband on it.


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Re: drying chambers [Re: ]
    #929923 - 10/04/02 12:07 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

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There is plenty of salt in the bottom, half the container (flower pot) is filled with salt. I covered the bottom hole with tape, then plastek wrapper the top and bottom and put a rubberband on it.




You can stil dose when there fresh or have a lil water in them. But if shouldn't take more than 2 days to get the rest out with dessicant or calcium chloride or any other chemical drying agents. They should be cracker dry. I don't think epson salts is a good way to get that out. Find some damp-rid or silicia gel balls somewhere in your town. It's there just look for it.


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Re: drying chambers [Re: socratesmind]
    #929941 - 10/04/02 12:12 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I know you can eat them fresh but Im used to dry weight plus I'm eating them on the weekend. I have silica cristals, does anyoneone know for sure which is better?


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    #929951 - 10/04/02 12:14 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I use silica crystals and always get good results. It helps if you bake the crystals again after drying each harvest.


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Re: drying chambers [Re: mickey_rourke]
    #930033 - 10/04/02 12:29 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Well you can always checkout this link.
http://orgchem.colorado.edu/hndbksupport/drying/drying.html

Great link that explains the different types of drying agents and there capacities. Epson salts would be at the bottom of the list I would think cause if its main purpose was drying and it was good at it. It would be marketed for that purpose. Personally i'm in an area where damp rid or calcium chloride is readily available which is nice u get alot for maybe $3 :/ Dries anything quick and clean.


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Re: drying chambers [Re: ]
    #930039 - 10/04/02 12:30 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

if you use damp rid or something, the amount of water you are taking out isnt enough to make a difference. i have the damprid tub thing that is lifted off the bottom and the pellets just get shiny and stick together. if there were lots of water it would collect in the bottom.


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    #930056 - 10/04/02 12:34 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I went to Lowe's and got some Damp-Rid. It's not hard to find and it works great. It's like a negative sponge. My friend Derf used it in his drying chamber and it dried out the shrooms very quickly.

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Re: drying chambers [Re: zazz]
    #930063 - 10/04/02 12:36 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

When damp rid sticks together that means it is holding water. From what i've read the capacity of this chemical is pretty great but next I'm going to get some water and weight out 1g of calcium chloride and 1g of water. Gonna let them sit overnite and see how much water is taken out and i will report findings in morning.


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Re: drying chambers [Re: ]
    #930804 - 10/04/02 03:47 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

are you saying you are using a treea cotta flower pot as a dessicant chamber? If so, it is certanly not a sealed container, as water and air will readily permiate it. If i misread something, disregard this.


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