Heat drying best practice

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Heat drying best practice

Post by Delkrak » Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:23 pm

Hi amanita people,

I'm new to working with amanita and is uncertain about the heat drying best practice. From the "How To Dry Amanita Muscaria" video (https://www.amanitadreamer.net/?wix-vod ... p-kmnu9lth) I get the following procedure:
  • Heat dry pre-dried amanita's between 165-195 degree Fahrenheit (68-74 degree Celsius) to convert up to 30% of the ibotenic acid to muscamol.
My questions:
  1. The temperature ranges are inconsistent. 165-195 degree Fahrenheit is equivalent to 74-90 degree Celsius, compared to the listed 68-74 degree Celsius. What is the correct temperature range?
  2. No heat treatment time is listed. How long time should the mushroom's be heat treated?

Thanks, and much love from Denmark.
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Re: Heat drying best practice

Post by brandyrene81 » Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:12 am

If you have a dehydrator, you set it to max heat, which is usually 160-165 F.
You dehydrate til cracker dry. Hope this helps :)
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Re: Heat drying best practice

Post by Nanner » Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:47 pm

The link you entered just takes me to the main page, do you remember the title of the video you were referring to?

I think I have a similar question, I just learned that the dried ones I got were done at 100 F. So, since they are already cracker dry, do I need to put them in my dehydrator at the higher temp and if so how long.

Did you get all squared away?

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