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#21 jrogers311

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Posted 24 December 2006 - 04:54 PM

Nicely done Water! clean looking, safe, and reliable. Looks very professional!:D

#22 TheJackal

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Posted 24 December 2006 - 05:53 PM

I like it! Good job!

#23 San Mescalito

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 05:19 PM

yep! love it:eusa_clap

#24 Hippie3

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 06:09 PM

i prefer fan-dried over desiccated personally,
easier to chew, for one thing. the small amount of
residual water does no harm as long as it's not
compressed into a baggie, which really isn't a wise way
to store shrooms anyway.

nice thread
nice pix too
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#25 chimp

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 06:24 PM

Nice job Water!

#26 malefacter

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 08:13 PM

foaf had pe mold when drying with damp rid and no fan they seem to take longer than other shrooms.

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 05:58 PM

this looks like a really nice setup
one question though

i haven't used any sort of hardware - well, except like screwdrivers and really simple stuff - since i was in high school. what sort of equitment would I need to purchase to safely cut the wire mesh and the bottom of the bucket?

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 06:06 PM

I used klein wire cutters to cut the mesh and a jigsaw to cut the plastic bucket (three comments up).

#29 ANON

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 06:26 PM

thanks

#30 casgoodie

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 06:36 PM

it seems like everyone builds their own drying machines.
my foaf uses a food dehydrator, yes it is warm/hot, but no potency loss has been noticed from non-warm drying to dehydrator.
before the dehydrator he used the oven tek, minimum temp, cracked oven door.... does anyone use a food dehydrator, or a modified food dehydrator???:eusa_thin

#31 LaughingDog

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 12:43 AM

My FOAF uses the food dehydrator, he found that he could easily clip the heating element wires to disable it. After 2-3 days they move into a dessicant chamber to complete the drying process. The favored method is to grind them up in a coffee grinder and make chocalates. Absorbs quickly and tastes great!

#32 BuckarooBanzai

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 12:24 PM

My FOAF uses a modified food dehydrator. The fan was replaced with a larger model and the heating element has been put on a seperate switch (so hot food dehydrating can still be done).

If you plan to make that mod, be CERTAIN to wire the heating element so it only runs if the fan is turned on. With the fan off, that element gets hot enough to start a fire within about 20 seconds.

Water, you could put another wire mesh layer above that one and double your drying space.

Nice thread. Archive Material

#33 meatwad

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 02:27 PM

Figure i'd post up a picture of my little dryer
It was free for me becuase I already had PC fans laying around, and pc fan filters laying around..
2 80mm pc fans ran on 12volt PC power supply shoved in a shoe box.. I have 2 fan filters on the intake holes, so hair and stuff dont get sucked in.. After drying my first batch I noticed a couple of my dogs hairs got sucked into the box and onto the shrooms so I added filters lol

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#34 Bobcat

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 03:25 PM

:bow: Very Nice :bow:

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 05:03 PM

if you want cracker dry shrooms in the summer, then you should try putting them in a thin paper bag after they are as dry as they are going to get with a fan and stick em in your crisper in the fridge for a couple days... the rh is way lower due to the temps being way lower in your fridge... it's like a mild winter in there... but the second you take em out, they start absorbing again. ;) .... http://mycotopia.net...ead.php?t=13129

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 05:17 PM

Water, you could put another wire mesh layer above that one and double your drying space.


Good idea, I'll do that and get a picture.




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