Storing - How to Store Mushrooms

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  1. xctico

    xctico Gold Member

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    hey, I wanned to know what's the best way of storing mushrooms after
    picking them. I was thinking drying them and then refrigerating
    [freezing] them. How long will they last like that?

    Is there a better way?



    Thanx for the info.
     
  2. matti_2003

    matti_2003 Gold Member

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    if you dry them out propery. (so that they are snap when you try and bend them) using a dessicant and then put them in an airtight bag in the freezer they will last for years
     
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    Vaccum sealed bags w/desicant pak in freezer.
     
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  4. M3th

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    Storing Dried Mushrooms

    I am probably getting around 5-6 grams of cubes tonight.. But he doesnt wanna trip tonight. So would he be able to put them in a ziploc bag and squeeze the air out, then put it in the corner of a closet somewhere and hold potency?


    I searched the forums multiple times but couldnt find anything for swim..

    Thanksssss.
     
  5. Bajeda

    Bajeda Super Moderator Platinum Member & Advisor

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    Are the cubes fresh or dry? If they are fresh then You would do good to dry them out as soon as possible to prepare them for storage. If they are dry then You can just store them in the plastic bags.
     
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    They are dried.. Of crouse.
     
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    Bajeda Super Moderator Platinum Member & Advisor

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    Then they should be fine stored in the bag, though a glass container would be better.

     
  8. GlassofWater

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    Question in Regards to Preserving Mushrooms

    Hi, lets try this again, sorry about the first post.

    Swim required some mushrooms but he said he doesn't want to take them until the end of december when he is done with finals because he likes to prepare for the trip. I am wondering if there is anyway of preserving the mushrooms for that amount of time (slightly over a month) in a way which will prevent them from molding etc. They will be about 1/4 oz. and dried, he is not sure yet what strain they are. Thanks
     
  9. Phungushead

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    Re: Question in Regards to Preserving Mushrooms

    For only that amount of time, they'll keep fine in the bag in a drawer or
    something, as long as You makes sure to protect them from extreme
    heat or moisture, without any noticable potency loss.

    For longer term storage, its better to seal them in something airtight with
    a dessicant pack (those vacuum sealer things work really well) and put
    them in the freezer. SWIM's kept them for years this way, and they were
    as good as when they were first dried...
     
  10. Kr3w420x

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    How to store boomers?

    Swim just got a half oz of shrooms. I am planing on eating them. Not all at once tho. How would be the best way to store them?
     
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    Re: How to store bloomers?

    Granted they're dry, wrap them up in newspaper, place in a sealed lunch-box and refrigerate. If You intends to keep them for longer than a couple of weeks, the freezer might be a better option.
     
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    Re: How to store boomers?

    ^^ SWIM concurrs. If dry, break the boomers into small pieces put them into a plastic bag, press out all the air by rolling the bag up - seal and freeze. Heat and oxygen are the main enemies of potency - fresh or dry. SWIM typically double bags them.
     
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    storing mushrooms

    Hi everyone,

    Im after a little bit of advise. What is the best way of storing mushroom? Am i right that drying them out then freezing them is he way forward or can you freeze fresh ones? Ive tried searching for the answers but I cant seem to find a straight answer!

    Thanks
     
  14. radiometer

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    Re: storing mushrooms

    Straight answer - do not freeze fresh mushrooms. They must be thoroughly dried first regardless of storage method. They should be sealed airtight and stored in the freezer if possible. UTFSE for "drying mushrooms" brought me over 100 results...
     
  15. whats_that

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    Storing shroom's/quick help

    I went picking magies today and was wondering if someone could help him out on where and how to store the for saturday and sunday. Thanks.

    whats_that added 3 Minutes and 54 Seconds later...

    I have over 300 of them to. Thanks.
     
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  16. NeuroChi

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    Re: Storing shroom's/quick help

    As with other fruits, mushrooms can be stored in the fridge or dried for a decent amount of time.
     
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    Re: Storing shroom's/quick help

    So would it be okay to put them in a tub and then in the fridge or would a dark place be okay in a tub.
     
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    Re: Storing shroom's/quick help

    Fridge would be much better. The must be dried otherwise they will rot in a dark cool place.
     
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    Re: Storing shroom's/quick help

    Ok so sorry if i sound stupid, they are fresh, so i just put them in a tub then into the fridge. Shall i lid the tub or not and does it need any air holes. Thanks
     
  20. Micklemouse

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    Re: Storing shroom's/quick help

    No! No! No! Did I say No!?

    Storing LBM's (Little brown Mushrooms) in the fridge will result in a mess, & unless living alone will result in either unwanted questions or unexpected trips - air dry them, & when fully dessicated store them in an airtight jar. Unless being eaten fresh drying is essential if your bear wants to preserve them for even a couple of days without their integrity (&usefulness!) being compromised.