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by Rebis
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Curing Dried Amanita Muscaria
Replies: 6
Views: 992

Re: Curing Dried Amanita Muscaria

The trouble is, is that this is all very new to me, and I haven't quite understood all the different processes, and contradictory once at that. I do not want to prepare a large batch, only for it to go off before I can use it all. On top of that, I haven't been able to gather enough AMs to experimen...
by Rebis
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dehumidifier instead of dehydrator
Replies: 8
Views: 1026

Re: Dehumidifier instead of dehydrator

Fantastic looking AMs there, Aquavitae.
Wish I hadn't left it so late looking for them.
I found a few, but they won't last me very long.
By next year though, I'll be more prepared with all the gear, and the knowledge of when and where to look in my area.

Best.
Rebis.
by Rebis
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dehumidifier instead of dehydrator
Replies: 8
Views: 1026

Re: Dehumidifier instead of dehydrator

I´ve tried both and find dehumidifier is better. Get cracker dry caps in less than 72 hours. It´s more expensive but it pays. I already had a dehumidifier before finding the first AM as I live in a very humid place. Tried drying them first with the oven, then dehydrator and lastly dehumidifier. Bee...
by Rebis
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cracker dry
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Re: cracker dry

I've bought some Kilner jars, and I have ordered off eBay the FooSaver Mason jar lid sealer. You can only get them from the US, so I'm expecting the Post Office will be asking me to pay for the customs duties when they arrive. I would imagine they would be suitable fir storing dried AMs. Here is a v...
by Rebis
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Curing Dried Amanita Muscaria
Replies: 6
Views: 992

Curing Dried Amanita Muscaria

Teeter says in his book, ‘Amanita Muscaria: Herb of Immortality’, that curing dried Amanitas for two to three months in a jar will convert the Ibotenic Acid to Muscimlo. Is this still seen as a viable method? I ask because my dehydrator cannot reach the higher temperature of 171.F to convert the Ibo...
by Rebis
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photos & Finds Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 5310

Re: Photos & Finds Thread

I went to the woods again today. I started early so I could spend more time up there looking for Amanitas, for come tomorrow I won’t be able to go to the woods again for at least a couple of weeks due to work. I think that by the time I’m able to go to the woods again, the season will be over, or am...
by Rebis
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: washing them?
Replies: 19
Views: 1759

Re: washing them?

Teeter's book isn't an instruction manual. He's only reporting on the traditons. See my video on lore V science. Let me help clear up some thing for ya. Water and Amanita are not a good mix. The rain WILL wash out the actives as will rinsing them off at home and most certainly soaking them. So no w...
by Rebis
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dehydrators - The Cheaper Ones
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: Dehydrators - The Cheaper Ones

I bought a 'Cooks professional' dehydrator, but the clearance between the racks is only 15.mm, hardly enough room to dry a thick curly mushroom without cutting it to bits. Another dehydrator I ordered, but is being returned due to a missing foot-pad, is the 'Klarstein, Valle di Frutta' dehydrator, ...
by Rebis
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: washing them?
Replies: 19
Views: 1759

Re: washing them?

I can't say, I haven't tried. I don't wash the dirt when it is sticks too hard to the skin but hopefully they will still have good strength since the rain doesn't wash down all the actives neither... Also go find some more, I'm sure you will find what you need ! I will. Tomorrow probably, or Saturd...
by Rebis
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's introduce ourselves.
Replies: 145
Views: 11954

Re: Let's introduce ourselves.

Hi everyone. I already introduced myself yesterday, on Halloween, on the other thread, 'Welcome to the Amanita Research Forum', so this is my second introduction. I live in England, and there are a few woods nearby where Amanita Muscaria grows. To my delight, on my very first hunt, I found my first ...