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How do you smoke Oyster mushrooms.

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

I am growing oyster mushrooms and would like to experiment with smoking them also drying them.

Has anyone had any success with this ?

 

Dave Price

post #2 of 5

I have smoked morels and button mushrooms, never oyster. A quick web search says they get tough...

post #3 of 5

I have dried Oysters a lot in a dehydrator - it works well, but have never smoked them. I haven't considered smoking them as I would fear to overpower the magnificent delicate flavor that they offer.

post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 

Is the dehydrator designed for this purpose ?

 

Do you leave the mushrooms whole or cut them up first before drying.

 

I have had limited success by running a fan over some for a couple of days but not sure how to tell if it was succesful.

 

Dave

post #5 of 5

Yes, the dehydrator is for the purpose of drying food. I have dried hundreds of pounds of mushrooms, not to mention fruit as well as "raw" dishes.

 

For oysters I generally leave them whole unless the are really big (thicker than about 1/4 inch) then I slice them before drying.

 

A fan doesn't work all that well, although I have dried mushrooms over a heater vent when the dehydrators were full. The benefit of a good dehydrator is that you have a controlled environment with a thermostat and even drying.

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