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Author Topic: Dehydrating herbs
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  EarthFarm
  Kerhonkson
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Dehydrating herbs    (Posted Thu, Feb 5 '09 at 03:37 UTC)

I'm starting a dried herbal teas small business where I am growing all the herbs and drying them myself. I am looking at the Nesco and Excalibur dehydrators. Any recommendations? Any experience with creating solar dryers?

 wvhaugen
 Ferndale
Re: Dehydrating herbs    (Posted Thu, Feb 5 '09 at 03:57 UTC)

I have a Nesco American Harvest electric dryer that I have used for years and it works well. I have no idea how many watts it uses per hour. It does have an herb setting. My experience with solar drying here on the western side of the Cascades has been inconsistent at best. When I was a migrant worker on the eastern side of the Cascades I had good luck with screens on a roof.

Catering to the unique Ferndale perspective.
 OwensAcres
 Placerville
Re: Dehydrating herbs    (Posted Thu, Jul 1 '10 at 02:00 UTC)

I bought an Excaliburter (sp?) one and it's the bomb - I love it! You can get them on: http://www.living-foods.com/ think I bought a refrubished one....I also air dry in the summertime by tying herbs in bundles and hanging them from my curtain rods.

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 Kachina
 Galicia
Re: Dehydrating herbs    (Posted Thu, Dec 8 '11 at 10:22 UTC)

Why not make one? they are so simple to make...

 Ohiorganic
 Eaton
Re: Dehydrating herbs    (Posted Fri, Dec 9 '11 at 02:32 UTC)

I love my Excalibur and it has a thermostat so you can dry on very low heat and thus not cook the herbs.

Lucy Goodman Boulder Belt Eco-Farm Eaton, OH http://boulderbelt.blogspot.com http://www.boulderbeltfarm.com
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