Drug info - Amanita Preparation: Cooking

Discussion in 'Amanita' started by akirablaid, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. akirablaid

    akirablaid Newbie

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    I've heard a very lot of conflicting information on this.
    I know that cooking amanitas changes the active chemical, as well as the potency, and also that amanitas are best dried.
    A lot of people argue either that they're better when cooked or not. What do you think?
     
  2. Phungushead

    Phungushead Twisted Depiction Staff Member Administrator

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    You definitely want them dried, and it's not so much cooking them as using
    heat to dry them that is important. This will convert an active chemical,
    ibotenic acid, into muscimol which is less toxic and gives more desired
    effects. After that, there are varying opinions on ingestion, although
    powdering and mixing them with hot water is the most common.

    See the "best preparation" and "Amanita Basics" threads for more info on
    this.
     
  3. Dogears

    Dogears Newbie

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    Don't heat at a high temp. Best to use a food dehydrator for a slow dry.
     
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    Phungushead Twisted Depiction Staff Member Administrator

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    ^True. If you use your oven, turn it onto the lowest setting possible, and
    leave the door cracked.