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Title: Drying methods
Post by: Buck satan on April 27, 2004, 04:28:06 AM
I am about to get started on my first attempt, and I was wondering if anyone had ever tried a food dehydrator.
A friend of mine got me one for christmas on the theory that I would make beef jerky with it (which of course I never did) and it's just been sitting there ever since.  
It's a warm air circulation method dehydrator with adjustable heat controls, but I've heard that fast drying them like that could deplete the potency.

Thanks.

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Title: Drying methods
Post by: anno on April 27, 2004, 04:47:33 AM
A food dehydrator works great. Just make sure to set the heat to lowest setting and they should be dry in less than a day without any major loss in potency.
Title: Drying methods
Post by: psilly on August 25, 2004, 04:42:18 AM
Is there a particular type of dehydrator that you'd recommend?  ...Or that you'd recommend I stay away from?  I'm eyeing the following cheapie model, available at Wal-Mart:

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.gsp...%3A90546%3A4813 (http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.gsp?cat=4064&dept=4044&product_id=1120727&path=0%3A4044%3A4064%3A90546%3A4813)
Title: Drying methods
Post by: psilly on August 25, 2004, 04:45:25 AM
"It's the fast, easy way to make delicious, healthful and natural snacks..."   :rolleyes:
Title: Drying methods
Post by: psilly on September 01, 2004, 04:21:47 AM
Just wanted to follow up, the cheap 'SnackMaster' food dehydrator mentioned above did a superb job!  All of my edible and medicinal mushrooms were fully dried in 2.75 hours at 80 degrees F.
Title: Drying methods
Post by: brianjamez on September 01, 2004, 09:01:19 AM
Just buy some DampRid or something from walmart, and save $35...OR I would disect that food dehydrator and disable the heating element manualy.