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SneyoS (Soyens)
Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2001 - 07:28 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

How hot is too hot when drying?

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jim brown (Shrhobbyist)
Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2001 - 07:41 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Once when I could not find any damp-rid, I had to use a friends food dehydrator. The temperature could not have been much over 100 degrees, you could put your hand there and leave it. Regardless, the quality of the shrooms was decreased. Everyone who sampled them agreed. I suggest avoiding any increased temperatures.
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SneyoS (Soyens)
Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2001 - 07:45 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

is 85-90 ok?

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jim brown (Shrhobbyist)
Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2001 - 08:25 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That might not be too bad, because that could be the temperature the shrooms grow at. Although, PF theorizes that shrooms grown at these high temperatures could have less potency. How are you planning on drying?
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jack cracker (Cptcracker)
Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2001 - 09:29 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

no heat, no heat, no heat!
set them in front of a small fan for a day, then into the desiccant chamber.
perfect every time, with no loss in potency.
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Nan (Nanook)
Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2001 - 10:40 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I agree, anything over room temperature is too warm for drying. Cool Drying is what you want. The output from a compressor dehumidifier blowing through stacked screen trays for 24-48 hours, then lay over Desiccant in a Desiccator.