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#1 armorking1

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 08:45 PM

So I have been using a fan to air dry my crop. I was trying to make sure they are cracker dry so I created this box.

I created this with some wiring and damp rid

Damp rid is good to use? This the first time I set this up. The mushies were dry but smelled like the damp rid.

Any suggestions/opinions/help appreciated!

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#2 makinbones69

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 08:49 PM

Something like this is how I roll. That on wire racks in there with two box fans. One on top one in that der hole to the left.

Dont knock it to u try it I dry guaps in that shit. Good luck friend!5b0e10587fc39c412749560ad79fe71f.jpg
Built out of necessity does its job well. Make me a happy hillbilly.
I dry them like that and then do a silica gel pack setup like what u seem to have going on. Hope its helpful man be easy now.

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 09:55 PM

Use unscented Damprid. Here is how I dry: https://mycotopia.ne...drying-shrooms/


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Posted 21 August 2020 - 10:47 PM

Use unscented Damprid. Here is how I dry: https://mycotopia.ne...drying-shrooms/

That's wsup

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 11:00 PM

Before I bought a dehydrator I would just fan dry them.

I didnt notice a difference when using damp rid on mushrooms that were fan dried and ones that were not..my container sucked though, it actually caused rot by pulling in moisture and the mushrooms reabsorbed it.

Yea, not a fan myself of damprid.
A salton dehydrator is only like 80 bucks and does 160f, never noticed a difference in potency drying them at that heat level. A full load (all four trays) takes 12 hours to get cracker dry and that's usually 4-5oz worth at a time. Look into them, they're much handier.
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#6 makinbones69

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 11:02 PM

These are thoughts I have had as well. The temperature scares me a bit it really is not noticeable? I'm asking because this seemed like a better option for me but I'm apprehensive

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 11:19 PM

Yea man, 160f wont degrade the psilocybin content of the mushrooms... I wouldn't want to leave it going at 160f for longer then the drying process takes cause then the heat might start breaking it down but as far as 12 hours they can handle it without any noticable change in potency.

No one has complained to me yet ;)
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Posted 21 August 2020 - 11:27 PM

Das wsup man. I may be trying a different drying method this run from what u say.

So what temp u set it at to get the cracker dry state in the 12 hrs?

I'm asking I'd like to not got high maybe like a 115F for the 12 I could see. I'm interested is why i ask.

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 11:45 PM

I just max mine out at 160f and four full trays takes 12 hours, 3 takes about 8, 2 takes 4 and 1 is done in 2hours.

1tray fits just over 1oz of mushrooms, sometimes a little more depending on how it gets packed.
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Posted 21 August 2020 - 11:50 PM

That sounds very doable 160 isnt bad I can deal with that

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 07:44 AM

To keep things cracker dry..........20200822_074239.jpg

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 07:45 AM

The blue stuff uses cobalt

Do not use blue colored desiccant

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 08:04 AM

I put them on my dashboard and park in the sun with windows rolled up.

 

Then in bags/mason jars with dessicant packs.



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Posted 22 August 2020 - 10:08 AM

I put them on my dashboard and park in the sun with windows rolled up.

 

Then in bags/mason jars with dessicant packs.

 

With the fungi exposed to direct sunlight? That seems likely to impact potency, though possibly not significantly depending on how long they spend there. I sure wish we could really test this stuff and find out for sure.


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Posted 23 August 2020 - 09:34 AM

Wait does that container have holes in it? hard to tell from that picture but it looks like perhaps taped over holes. One would think that would defeat the purpose if the desiccant is being exposed to atmosphere.



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Posted 23 August 2020 - 10:32 AM

My "damprid chamber" is actually an old rice container i used to fruit out of. I simply taped over the holes i used for FAE and now it works like a charm. I believe my damprid is "non scented" but it still leaves my harvest smelling of a urinal cake. As if they didn't already taste like ass..

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Posted 23 August 2020 - 07:24 PM

I've used all those methods and just use a fan now.



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Posted 24 August 2020 - 12:13 AM

I use a dehydrator now. Cheap and old, not fancy. Fans and dririte didn’t do what a cheap dehydrator can do in 24 hours.
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Posted 24 August 2020 - 08:59 AM

The ol Nesco dehydrator. Temp cranked to max (160f) potency appears to be preserved best the faster the water is removed.


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Posted 24 August 2020 - 10:51 PM

That’s good to know lol, I’m still going by the old school ways, not exceeding 120F on the dehydrator lol, I usually do it at 115, and it’ll take anywhere from 12-48 hours, depending if I’m drying 1g fruits, or 16g fruits lol. I really wish a fan would work but it’s just way too humid here to get them cracker dry that way. I always vac seal instantly too when they come out of the dryer so they stay that way.
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