Thin slices for faster drying?

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Thin slices for faster drying?

Post by bossanova » Fri Sep 23, 2022 7:37 am

Drying caps whole sure looks cool.

But why not slice them thin so they will dry faster? Would save time in the dehydrator!

Any reason not to do it?

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Re: Thin slices for faster drying?

Post by eucalyptus » Sun Sep 25, 2022 2:58 pm

I did that the first time after I harvested some. They came out fine.
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Re: Thin slices for faster drying?

Post by bossanova » Tue Oct 04, 2022 2:13 pm

Ok that's good to know!

They actually air dry pretty well as whole caps, but I have this net that I put them on so air gets to them from the bottom as well. Still I like to cut them in half just to make sure there's nothing nasty in them that might eat everything up.

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Re: Thin slices for faster drying?

Post by bossanova » Tue Oct 04, 2022 2:18 pm

Follow up question:

If you slice them thin and stick them in a dehydrator for a couple of hours let's say at 70c, do you still get 30% conversion? Does time in the dehydrator affect how much conversion happens?

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