I have dried shiitake but find it better fresh. We would cook and eat what we could and then shared the rest with friends. If you end up with an abundance of mushrooms I find it best to not over do it so not to get burned out on them as we did with oyster mushrooms in the past.
Nice pics Needles, ever tried to dry the shiitakes for long term storage?
I looked into the growing parameters of shiitake and others and I might be able to use my basement for cooler temps or a thermoelectric coleman cooler, to get the temps I need.
Months ago I bought another peltier plate to play with and if I need to I can easly make a big tub into a cooler or warmer if need be.
Been running my PC every day and got some to PC today, I need to make some back ups in petris and master slants in test tubes.
peace and safety
No basement at my house now but had one in the mid west. It would be perfect for some of you cooler weather wood loving edibles, even in the summer.