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Old May 12, 2009, 7:27 am   #1
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Unhappy drying my schrooms

Help, I laid my 100 plus schrooms to dry on a cookie sheet and when I got up the next some of them had started to mold?????? help I need to save some for the winter....They were cut in half and flipped acouple of times also........
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Old May 12, 2009, 8:56 am   #2
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Re: drying my schrooms


When air drying, a old window screen works good, but it's best when you can keep the heat up a little and use a fan to increase air circulation.


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Old May 12, 2009, 9:26 am   #3
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When all else fails, use the oven method. Heat the oven up to about 100 deg. put them in and leave the door slightly open for moisture to escape. Keep doing that till they dry. Or better yet get a good dehydrator. I have an Excaliber that I've had for over 20 yrs. I've had it running 24/7 for many days at a time and never had a problem with it. If you're an avid shroomer, you should have one anyway. They're worth their weight in gold. Under $200.00 Also dries vegies & beef jerky great.

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Old May 15, 2009, 4:53 am   #4
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Re: drying my schrooms

If you don't have a electric dryer, then the screen and fan method is best in my opinions. Almost as fast as a dryer.
Better than oven, which I also used early on, but partial cooked dried morels don't rehydrate too well.

Fan and Screen for now.

Sell a few morels this year, and get cash for a dryer next year.


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Old May 15, 2009, 9:32 am   #5
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Well you guys just made my Fathers day list for me. Thanks for all the insight, a dehydrater it is...........Tim
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