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Poll: Whats your drying method of choice?

Whats your drying method of choice?

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#21 Hippie3



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Posted 07 May 2006 - 04:48 PM

split the big ones, fan dry 1-2 days then finish on silica gel

#22 the_chosen_one


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Posted 08 May 2006 - 04:57 PM

Yep, I'm like Mushit. Dry-Z-Air in a tuperware container with some hardware cloth to make a grid and keep them out of the toxic stuff. It can be done without the fanning or pre-drying but why waste the dessicant.

#23 BuckarooBanzai


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Posted 08 May 2006 - 06:00 PM

Food dehydrator with the heating element on a seperate switch. Heat off for mushies, on for other things (fruit, jerky, etc). Once they snap cleanly and crisply, into a pint canning jar with a silica gel packet on the top and bottom.

If they are being stored for any significant length of time, I displace all the air in the jar with CO2. Jars are then wrapped in aluminum foil to keep the light out and stored wherever is handy.

#24 Sneef



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Posted 09 May 2006 - 05:53 PM

fan dry until cracker, then store in an airtight container with a dessicant pouch :-)


#25 SWIM



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Posted 11 May 2006 - 11:50 AM

I replaced the heating element in one of those tray stacking food dryers with a computer fan. I checked other because alternate trays, lined with fiberglass window screening, get a batch of dessicant. I use the crystal cat litter and replace it when it starts looking like glass.

#26 Beast


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Posted 11 May 2006 - 01:03 PM

Dessicant for small batches unless you've got lots of dessicant...

#27 stucco



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Posted 03 September 2007 - 09:57 PM

I work for a computer components company.I get a LOT of silica dessicant beads.What I do is lay the shrooms on a layer of silica beads for about a day to a day and a half.They all dry within that time.At most it takes a day longer if that. All those things you see in shoe boxes that say "Do Not Eat" are 90% of the time silica,works wonders!:rasta:

#28 stucco



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Posted 03 September 2007 - 10:01 PM

Think about how many packets of gel they throw away.

#29 Mushedmind


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Posted 04 September 2007 - 05:05 PM

You need a dehydrator as an option...

Agreed! Bye far the best method for drying.

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