Drying Food

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 10:49
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Was given a box of mushrooms on the weekend so I dried some to take with us at the end of the month. The little dryer we have is great but has limited space.
Has anyone ever built one ?
I was thinking of building a box with flyscreen mesh trays and hooking this up to 100mm stormwater pipe painted black. Put a putter fan on one end and hook this up to a solar panel.
Will this work ? Going to try it as I have all the bits laying around, but is anyone has tried it, your experience may save me making mistakes.
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Reply By: Groove - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 19:03

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 19:03
My Parents use an old clothes dryer for drying fruit and veg.
Before dryers were tumble dryers they used to be a just like a heated closet that you would hang your clothes in (about the size of a bar fridge) they picked it up for $40 at a garage sale.

Dad placed a bunch of shelves in it and it works like a charm.

They use it quite a bit because he lives on 5 acres and grows a lot of his own produce. He does apples and other fuits but hi dried tomatoes are the best.

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Reply By: Thylacine - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 19:23

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 19:23
I've plans for a solar food dehydrator.
If you're interested letm me know an e-mail addy and I'll send them to you.

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Follow Up By: Vince NSW - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 07:24

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 07:24
Thanks Ed they would be a help

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Reply By: samsgoneagain - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 21:45

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 21:45
wahooo , go trippin on mushies you preserved for later man.........................
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