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#1 JohnDoe

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 06:35 AM

I just bought a food dehydrator, because I've had enough of drying my boomers at room temp.
I've read in the Vaults that you need a dehydrator with an adjustable thermostat so you can use the lowest possible temp. Well, the lowest temp written on my dehydrator is like 35C degrees( 95F ).

So I initiated a test run with a few shrooms and a thermometer on the lowest setting. The measured temp inside was like 45-50C degrees( 113-122F ).:horse:

I'd love to know if this temp kills the magic in the shrooms or not(during a 8-10hour long dyring process).

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 06:39 AM

Is there any way to let a little air in to get that temperature down?

Does your dehumidifier have a fan?

There isn't much agreement on what temps will lower potency. Some say that temps as high as you have will degrade the psilo, others say it's fine.

I don't know what to think; I haven't tried it myself. Only one way to know...

Maybe divide up your stash, dry half of it with a fan, the other half with the dehydrator. Then eat an equal amount of each batch, giving a week in between to get rid of your tolerance.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 06:45 AM

Is there any way to let a little air in to get that temperature down?

Does your dehumidifier have a fan?

There isn't much agreement on what temps will lower potency. Some say that temps as high as you have will degrade the psilo, others say it's fine.

I don't know what to think; I haven't tried it myself. Only one way to know...

Maybe divide up your stash, dry half of it with a fan, the other half with the dehydrator. Then eat an equal amount of each batch, giving a week in between to get rid of your tolerance.


Yeah it has a fan. On the other hand I cant let in more air to reduce the temp.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 09:23 AM

95º for ten to twelve hours won't hurt potency. Finish them off with a desiccant and you'll be fine.
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Posted 02 March 2011 - 09:24 AM

Yeah it has a fan. On the other hand I cant let in more air to reduce the temp.



When ever I have issues with drying out the shrooms fast I just use a regular fan to get some good air movement over them mushrooms. Works just fine. I wouldnt mess with heat at all, better safe than sorry...

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 01:56 PM

You can also use a spacer to get them a bit further away from the source of heat.

I have a bamboo Chinese bun steamer that I put on top of my dehydrator, over the exhaust holes.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 02:15 PM

I just stick my shrooms in front of the fan on a few peices of paper towel and let them sit for a few days. Works for me everytime. Let us know how the dehydrator work. I saw one at the store and thought about getting it for shroom drying.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 02:26 PM

dehydrators work awesome.

Don't care what anyone says. I've gone through like 5 dehydrators over the years, one got stepped on, two were supper cheep, one or two just broke...

Never noticed any loss of potency.

I just dried a 70g(dry) flush of PE for almost 40 hours at 100 degrees.

If that's not gonna kill the magic... I think you'll be fine.

I never understood it..... everyone says heat till kill em.... but I rarely see this in practice.
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Posted 02 March 2011 - 02:30 PM

dehydrators work awesome.

Don't care what anyone says. I've gone through like 5 dehydrators over the years, one got stepped on, two were supper cheep, one or two just broke...

Never noticed any loss of potency.

I just dried a 70g(dry) flush of PE for almost 40 hours at 100 degrees.

If that's not gonna kill the magic... I think you'll be fine.

I never understood it..... everyone says heat till kill em.... but I rarely see this in practice.



And when you done drying the shrooms you can toss some meat on that bad boy and have some jerky.

After making shroom chocolates i stopped believing the hype about heat killing the shrooms potency.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 02:57 PM

And when you done drying the shrooms you can toss some meat on that bad boy and have some jerky.

After making shroom chocolates i stopped believing the hype about heat killing the shrooms potency.



Made TONS of jerkey with the dehydrators.

cup-cup and a half of soy sauce, teaspoon of garlic powder, teaspoon of onion powder, half a teaspoon of black pepper. (all to taste....)
And I use fresh Jalapeno peppers sometimes too.
Edit: forgot to mention a quarter cup of brownsugar or so...

Use super lean meat, par freeze, slice thinly on an angle.

Marinate meat for 8-10 hours.

Load the dryer!

My friends cant get enough of this shit... and the neighbors will smell it from the next house over! lol

Edited by Bulk, 02 March 2011 - 04:42 PM.


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Posted 02 March 2011 - 03:00 PM

Made TONS of jerkey with the dehydrators.

cup-cup and a half of soy sauce, teaspoon of garlic powder, teaspoon of onion powder, half a teaspoon of black pepper. (all to taste....)
And I use fresh Jalapeno peppers sometimes too.

Use super lean meat, par freeze, slice thinly on an angle.

Marinate meat for 8-10 hours.

Load the dryer!

My friends cant get enough of this shit... and the neighbors will smell it from the next house over! lol


Sounds good Bulk. My last dryer literaly crumbled apart from use. The plastic just deteriorated. Thats it, i gota get some jerky. Back in a few.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 03:21 PM

Sounds good Bulk. My last dryer literaly crumbled apart from use. The plastic just deteriorated. Thats it, i gota get some jerky. Back in a few.



I can't even eat the store bought shit.....
GARBAGE!!!!!

I should make a bunch of jerkey, vacu-pack it and offer it up on topia..
Tis good stuff lol

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 03:51 PM

I can't even eat the store bought shit.....
GARBAGE!!!!!

I should make a bunch of jerkey, vacu-pack it and offer it up on topia..
Tis good stuff lol

*End of thread jack


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#14 JohnDoe

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 03:59 AM

I can't even eat the store bought shit.....
GARBAGE!!!!!

I should make a bunch of jerkey, vacu-pack it and offer it up on topia..
Tis good stuff lol

*End of thread jack



I could kill for some jerky! I ate jerky for the first time a few weeks ago and it's fuckin amazing! It was a few pack of Jack Link's Beef Jerky, my brother brought it from the US :D
In Hungary you cant buy jerky, it's simply unknown here.
Yesterday my dehydrator arrived and I've seen that I can make jerky with it!! It was like a revelation and now my path is clear...I HAVE TO MAKE JERKY!:meditate:
On the other hand if you make a few packs, I'd gladly offer a few prints or even pay for it :D

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 02:42 PM

I could kill for some jerky! I ate jerky for the first time a few weeks ago and it's fuckin amazing! It was a few pack of Jack Link's Beef Jerky, my brother brought it from the US :D
In Hungary you cant buy jerky, it's simply unknown here.
Yesterday my dehydrator arrived and I've seen that I can make jerky with it!! It was like a revelation and now my path is clear...I HAVE TO MAKE JERKY!:meditate:
On the other hand if you make a few packs, I'd gladly offer a few prints or even pay for it :D



We'll see what I can't set up....
Gotta go buy a shit ton of round roast.

#16 JohnDoe

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 08:31 AM

We'll see what I can't set up....
Gotta go buy a shit ton of round roast.


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Posted 04 March 2011 - 01:01 PM

MELTING POINT220-228° C (Crystals from boiling water) MELTING POINT185-195° C (Crystals from methanol)
That's for psilocybin.

People make tea and that's 212 degrees and it doesn't affect the ride any.
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#18 JohnDoe

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 02:28 PM

MELTING POINT220-228° C (Crystals from boiling water) MELTING POINT185-195° C (Crystals from methanol)
That's for psilocybin.

People make tea and that's 212 degrees and it doesn't affect the ride any.


Yeah I found this data also...but I've read a lot of controversial accounts on this question, that's why I started this thread.

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 01:18 AM

MELTING POINT220-228° C (Crystals from boiling water) MELTING POINT185-195° C (Crystals from methanol) That's for psilocybin. People make tea and that's 212 degrees and it doesn't affect the ride any.


I thought the proper way to make tea was to brew the tea and let it cool for a bit before adding mushrooms, then steeping for a period of time to leech out the magic (and tossing out the mushrooms if you want).

Melting point may not be the true measure of when the magic dies. Degradation of psilobycin could occur at lower temps. I would love for someone to test this in a lab.

Theory aside, my FOAF found mushrooms dried at 90 F in a dehydrator are just as strong as mushrooms that are box dried, fan dried, desiccant dried, or oven dried.

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 01:24 PM

Update!

Although I couldnt get around to try the dehydrator dried shrooms, but a friend of mine confirmed that it's perfect. It was really potent(Z strain btw).




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