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HF (Highflyer)
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Post Number: 1810
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 06:25 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Faht mentioned using the crisper in the fridge to dry shrooms instead of a dessicant in a post the other day.

I would like to say that this method is superior to a dessicator. It works much faster than dessicants, and will produce brittle shrooms. My fridge even has a crisper with an adjustable humidity level, so the humidity can be turned way down. This method is worth giving a try, and will save you some money on dessicants.

This method will work even if your fridge does not have the adjustable humidity crisper.

Use the normal fan dry for the first day, and then put in the crisper until crisp. :-)
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PriceTT434 (Pricett434)
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Post Number: 143
Registered: 02-2004
Posted on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 06:27 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just wondering, how dry can you get the shrooms with a high pressure fan and not use any other method?
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HF (Highflyer)
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Posted on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 06:30 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That will depend on the strain from my experience. You can get tex very dry from a fan in a couple days, while you must use a dessicator or crisper to get Z or Cr brittle.
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faht (Fahtphish)
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Posted on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 06:33 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

not to mention the fridge is a great place to store your mushies. hehe if you make chocs this is good for grinding them into a powder... if you have ever tried making shroom powder in the mid summer without a dessicant you understand how much of a bitch it is to get such a 'stringy' matter such as mushies to turn into small bits of powder. So you keep em in the crisper until you are ready to grind them up in your coffee grinder or food processor. cuz they are like sponges... once you take em out of the fridge they start sucking up moisture in the air. my fridge is a cheap piece of 'new' junk so there is no humidity control for my crisper BUT I can guarantee that the rh in the crisper is DEFINATELY lower than the 60-100% rh here in the upper midwest during these hot ass summer months. :-)

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I_am_me (I_am_me)
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Post Number: 1878
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Posted on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 06:59 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah...funny enough I used dessicant for the first time on this little batch. Dried em then left em sittin out a day in open air in a tray because I forgot about em...they went from cracker dry back to flexible and a little moist all because of the damn humidity outside! GRrrrr hehehe.
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Hippie3 (Admin)
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Post Number: 19635
Registered: 02-2001
Posted on Friday, May 21, 2004 - 08:26 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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