I too have had my own success and failures with 190 proof everclear, but they are too varied in experimentation to give a good thesis. definitely use dried, squeeze the heck out of it, finely chopped also squeezes better. 2 hrs does work and so does 2 weeks. and i'm sure longer. It is a clean experience. If you want to do preservation its all about stopping oxidation. which means you don't want oxygen to reach those cells. methanol or honey like the ancients?
Honey is natures antioxidant and preservative and also acts as reverse osmosis on the cells for extraction purposes. 1 month old was good but I don't know enough about botulism to understand if this could be a problem. apparently honey sits on the ph threshold of 3.9 for that!
store them in a cool dry place or freeze and freshly as a tea, maybe still a body load but way better than eating,
When making tea - boil water (DONT boil them), turn off heat ,add diced shrooms, let sit 20 min, strain and squeeze, add strong pre brewed favorite lemon tea, tastes great have fun!
found this! I just pulled a couple random excerpts, I was looking for the temp breakdown of psilocybin
3.1.2 | Extraction solvents Methanol with formic acid (0.1%, 0.2%, 0.5%, and 1.0%, v/v) or acetic acid (0.1%, 0.2%, 0.5%, and 1.0%, v/v), 50% (v/v) methanol, deionised water, ethanol, 75% (v/v) ethanol, isopropanol, and 25 mmolL−1 acetate buffer (pH 4.5) were tested for the optimization of extraction solvents
Psilocin, psilocybin, and aeruginascin were dissolved in methanol, and baeocystin and norbaeocystin were dissolved in 50% (v/v) methanol, respectively. Eluent additives for LC-MS—acetic acid, formic acid, and ammonium formate.
In summary, the yields of the analytes from the dried mushroom powder in comparison with the unprocessed dried mushrooms were as follows: 16% increase in psilocybin, 13% increase in psilocin, 74% increase in baeocystin, and 40% increase in aeruginascin.