Drying tek?

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  1. BolognaRobertson

    BolognaRobertson New Member

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    Hey all, noob here getting excited about harvesting my first flush of my first fruiting attempt. I am trying to get ready and make sure I dry these properly. I have read multiple things online and am unsure what to go with. I went ahead and bought a cheap food dehydrator for $30 that I then found out dries at 165F which I read that will degrade the quality/end results. Should I bail on the dehydrator and take the loss? If so, what is the best way to dry these with basic at home items? I think I might have read on some old forum post to put them in a box with a fan in there pointing at them? Thanks in advance for any tips/info!:b&b:

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    redcat The Myco Machine Moderator Mushroom Doctor

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    Get a Nesco Gardenmaster and you'll be able to lower the heat. Just use the dehydrator that you have for now. You'll be ok. Any potency loss wont be noticeable.
     
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    I've noticed a lot of different opinions on this as well but main thing from all I've read is to be sure they are cracker dry and then store in air tight container with a couple packs of food grade silica gel desiccant. I use a dehydrator that lowers to 90 degree and then I store in Mason jars with couple desiccant packs and it works great. Before the food dehydrator I used bamboo placemats with fan going and they dried out just fine just takes much longer before they are cracker dry. I have noticed zero difference in potency between air dry and using dehydrator. I think the most important is the long term storage because they can absorb moisture from the air and go bad if not stored properly.
     
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