This extraction/preservation method makes for a convenient,tasty and stealthy
way to store your psilly..
The finished product does not smell,taste or look like
a shroomage product at all , just a dark thick honey with a slight orange flavour..
The extraction efficiency is about 80% afa i can tell..
The first extraction of P. Ovoids from a couple months ago ,has held up really well in the fridge..I would suggest freezing for long term though..
Stuff u need..Of special importance, is a large heavy fry pan and rubber spatula..Also the ascorbic acid crystals [health food store]
Set up your quarter pint honeyjar ,so it is heating in a small pot with water..
This will sanitize the jar and make the honey more fluid..
Sit the jar on it's lid so the heat doesn't crack it..Set the stove on low and
Crush your mush [40 g dry] and in a saucepan add 1 quart water and a Tbsp
of Ascorbic acid crystals..This helps with the extraction/preservation
of the magic..
Simmer the mush for 25 mins..and setup your strainer ..I use a piece cut from a poly dress shirt -lasts for many many extractions and has a tight weave for fine filtering..
Lay the material in a colander standing in the frypan..http://mycotopia.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=92822&d=1215628370
After 25 min simmer , pour everything into the filter and allow to drain..http://mycotopia.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=92823&d=1215628370
Pick up the filter cloth and squeeze out the remaining juice..[wearing rubber gloves helps ALOT heh...http://mycotopia.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=92824&d=1215628370
Put the filter back in place and slowly pour 1/2 cup cold water into the mush. So now it has cooled some , you can really twist the crap out of it without burning up..http://mycotopia.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=92825&d=1215628370
Now begin frying down your extract ,use moderate to high heat but u must stir continuously especially as it begins to thicken..Don't want to burn the goods but we gotta make good time too .. http://mycotopia.net...26&d=1215628370
As it thickens to the point shown above , it's time to add the heated honey.
Both the honey and the cooked extract will have the same degree of syrupyness heh..
Only about half of the jar is added so you have room for everything..discard
the extra http://mycotopia.net...27&d=1215628370
Cook a few minutes longer and stir constantly..Then pour into your now empty honey jar.. http://mycotopia.net...28&d=1215628370
As you can see by the spoonfull i scooped out , it has a jelly like texture once cooled..
It's good stuff peeps..The biggest pita with this is, the constant stirring required for 30 mins ,so pull up a stool..heh
From start to finish, this should take exactly one hour..Any longer then your risking a loss