Dehydrated food

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by cathanna, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. cathanna

    cathanna Member

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    How does one dehydrate food in an oven?
     
  2. Evan Fryman

    Evan Fryman Well-Known Member

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    The only Oven that i would even atempt to dry food in would be a Gas
    Oven, Just use the heat from the pilot light to heat it !
    A electric can't go low enough without Killing it LOLOLO
    and a wood stove Oven also is to hard to regulate to a low enough temp for
    long enough time to deal with it !
    It would be better to just us a Card Board Box and heat from a Light to do it ! May be fire hazard if not done rite !
    Hope this helps !!!!
     

  3. Before I even knew what a dehydrator was, I was making jerky in our kitchen oven. To make jerky I would turn the oven on at its lowest temperature and leave the door cracked open just a little bit. It worked for jerky so I would imagine it would work for anything.
     
  4. Evan Fryman

    Evan Fryman Well-Known Member

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    I have Dehydrated Potatoes, Carrets,Cellery and Onions on racks by a wood
    heater, We blanched all vegies with a Pesevitive made by Kodak, Yes Kodak
    the film company !!! We bought it from a Pharmacey ? Sorry can't remmember
    the Name of it !
    I'll have to look it up ?
    Then we put the vegies in Seal-a-Meal bags, I'd use a Vacuume Sealer now !
    We used them on a 5 1/2 month Campout in the stix near Happy Camp, Oregon near the Oregon, California Border, They worked Grate !!!
    The thinner the vegie the faster the drying time, About a day or so ?
    Hear are some Link's !

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/misc_...d/message/25343
    http://outdoors.fazeshift.com/dehydrating.html
    http://www.sigmbi.org/c2lnXzMyMDUxMQ==.aspx
    http://www.ag.uiuc.edu/~vista/html_...NG/dryfood.html
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/21stC...al/message/2973
    http://www.canoe-kayak.org/pages/how2.html
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/misc_...d/message/18099
    http://www.artrans.com/rmsg/cook/canning.htm
    http://www.ag.uiuc.edu/~vista/html_...NG/dryfood.html
    http://www.florilegium.org/files/FO...-foods-msg.text
    http://www.canoe-kayak.org/pages/how2.html