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by Matt
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simmering ammanitas without distilled water
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: Simmering ammanitas without distilled water

Found the answer myself. In her first video she says to use distilled OR filtered, because you don't want chlorine in your water. The simplest way to get rid of it is to boil for 15 minutes and the chlorine will evaporate I was wondering the same thing. We're very fortunate to have clean, high qual...
by Matt
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photos & Finds Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 5400

Re: Photos & Finds Thread

Does this look like Amanita muscaria var. guessowii? I took this photo in August and didn't pick it. Hopefully it'll be back.
by Matt
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can someone present a reliable scientific source for conversion temperature?
Replies: 10
Views: 91

Re: Can someone present a reliable scientific source for conversion temperature?

Conversion happens in a liquid medium at temperatures above 165F and below 284F. Whatever it is you want to do, use those parameters and you will convert 30%. If you dried at heat that was 30%. Lemon will convert 30% or any acid pH 3.5 or lower. Freezing will preserve it, yes. Is there any differen...
by Matt
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can someone present a reliable scientific source for conversion temperature?
Replies: 10
Views: 91

Re: Can someone present a reliable scientific source for conversion temperature?

You're confusing drying temperatures with boiling temps in prep later. Drying at heat is for converting that 30% and for storage. You want conversion but not to break cell walls because you want to store it. Boiling is to further convert and breaking cell walls is fine, it's what you want because y...
by Matt
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can someone present a reliable scientific source for conversion temperature?
Replies: 10
Views: 91

Re: Can someone present a reliable scientific source for conversion temperature?

https://patents.justia.com/patent/8784835 This has me thinking that sous vide cooking would have something to offer here. In her preparation video Amanita Dreamer says to simmer 15g of Amanita caps in 1 cup of water for 20 - 30 minutes. While I appreciate the instruction, this can be wildly varying...
by Matt
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why discard the mushroom solids from the filtrate?
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Why discard the mushroom solids from the filtrate?

After heating in water, why are the mushroom solids tossed out? Since some cultures boil the mushrooms to remove the chemicals and discard the water keeping the mushroom to eat, why can't you just enjoy the whole mushroom if you're after the effects of the muscimol?
by Matt
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A practice run at oven drying
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: A practice run at oven drying

Matt, most of mine end up looking like that. Could it be caused bruising? In my case by scraping off the mud, and finger pressure on the underside. I have a fruit dryer which goes up to 70.C, and it takes all afternoon and night. I don't remove them till the morning on getting up - so roughly anyth...
by Matt
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's introduce ourselves.
Replies: 146
Views: 12107

Re: Let's introduce ourselves.

Hey Thank you for letting me to join this forum I am from Lithuania. I have been very interested with Amanitas for last few years. I pick them by my self in local woods, dry them or make Soma and recently started selling them so if any of you guys did not find any Amanitas this year you can pm me o...
by Matt
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A practice run at oven drying
Replies: 4
Views: 58

A practice run at oven drying

Last night I thought I'd set a couple caps out on the kitchen counter to air dry. Upon reviewing this morning it seemed to me that they would take approximately forever to dry and they were already starting to discolor a bit. I think they would just go mushy and disintegrate before they dried. So I ...
by Matt
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: alternative drying methods: induction stove top or sous vide
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: alternative drying methods: induction stove top or sous vide

I suspect that having fresh caps in a sous vide bag at such a temperature would cause some decarb. What may be a better experiment would be to see how hot you could get the sous vide cooker (could you get it above conventional boiling temp by using saturated salt water?) and placing the shrooms in ...