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billconner
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05/11/2016 12:24PM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
24 ounces becomes 2 ounces. Mushrooms, green peppers, ground beef, apples, and pineapple to go. Will try to weigh all before and after.

 
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OldFingers57
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05/11/2016 01:00PM  
With onions I just go and buy the onion flakes at the store. Less work and smell.
 
05/11/2016 01:21PM  
I also buy my dried onions, but understand the satisfaction of producing your own with full control of the type and quality!

Camera and scale, a pair of my favorite prep tools.

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billconner
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05/11/2016 06:57PM  
Just curios, but can you rehydrate the flakes and grill them?
 
OldFingers57
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05/12/2016 07:50AM  
quote billconner: "Just curios, but can you rehydrate the flakes and grill them? "


Onion flakes are pretty small to be grilling, even if you rehydrated them.
 
billconner
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05/12/2016 08:35AM  
Grilling as in a fry pan with a little butter.
 
05/12/2016 08:47AM  
quote billconner: "Grilling as in a fry pan with a little butter."


If rehydrated first...probably.
 
05/12/2016 09:25AM  
quote billconner: "Grilling as in a fry pan with a little butter."


Yes, good to fry up some and add scrambled eggs!

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OldFingers57
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05/12/2016 12:09PM  
quote billconner: "Grilling as in a fry pan with a little butter."


I was thinking you were wanting to grill them like on a grill or in one of the wok type baskets or trays you use on a grill. When I grill onions at home I leave them in fairly large pieces and grill them along with zucchini, summer squash and mushrooms plus EVOO and salt and pepper. I also add in some bell peppers too.
 
05/12/2016 12:44PM  
I always bring a couple of onions.
 
GoSpursGo
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05/12/2016 01:42PM  
I like to peel the onion, wrap in foil, then set on the fire grate.

When you're done cooking your meal, take it off and enjoy.
 
billconner
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05/12/2016 02:19PM  
Well - just put a couple of pounds of 96% lean ground beef in the dehydrator. Mostly vegetables after the beef - but some pizza sauce as well.
 
billconner
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05/13/2016 08:38AM  
35 ounces of ground beef became 8 ounces. Just sliced and put 1 1/2 pounds of mushrooms in dehydrator. I'm guessing they'll weigh in the 15 to 20% range.



Fruit cake cookies to bake this weekend - and will probably do the pineapple, and maybe the pizza sauce in dehydrator. Leaves peppers, refried beans, an apples I think.
 
billconner
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05/13/2016 02:44PM  
Those 24 ounces of mushrooms are just about 10% or 2 1/2 ounces.

Just spread a pound can of refried beans and almost that much pizza sauce on the fruit roll-up trays. Hopefully that won't take more than overnight and I can start pineapple tomorrow. Not sure how to measure that - peeled or unpeeled. Two red peppers whole are 1 pound 2 ounces Together) and the pineapple is more than my two pound capacity scale - maybe 3 or 3 1/2? I'll work on that.
 
billconner
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05/14/2016 06:50AM  
The 16 ounce can of refried beans weighs 4 ounces and the 10 ounces of pizza sauce - 2 pizzas worth - just 2 ounces.
 
billconner
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05/14/2016 09:29AM  
These fruit cake cookies are great on a cool morning with hot coffee and some sea smoke over a glassy lake.



 
billconner
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05/14/2016 01:08PM  
Last today I think. Pineapple peeled and loaded.


 
05/14/2016 04:49PM  
quote billconner: "Last today I think. Pineapple peeled and loaded.



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All your stuff is looking good, Bill!!
 
Frenchy
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05/15/2016 06:53PM  
Ok, so you got me excited to get dehydrator going. Have Morel Mushrooms, sweet corn and onions drying for round one. Trip begins June 9th so I will keep working for the next few weeks. Thanks for the kick in the pants.
 
billconner
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05/15/2016 07:11PM  
I just have apples to go (plus packing) and we head north early this coming Saturday.
 
OldFingers57
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05/15/2016 07:53PM  
I just did 6 zucchini and 6 summer squash yesterday in the dehydrator. I've done red, yellow, and orange bell peppers, granny smith apples with cinnamon, strawberries, kiwi, mushrooms, celery, sausage, & ground beef.
 
luft
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05/15/2016 10:50PM  
Last week I did ground beef and retried beans and Twins87 dropped off experimental batches of corned beef hash and pepperoni that she did for me in her dehydrator.

Today I started 3 trays of canned chicken, 1 tray of leftover baked beans with canned pulled pork, 1 tray of leftover beef stew, and 1tray of leftover herbed rice/quinoa blend.
 
05/16/2016 04:33PM  
This is the week for us to fire up the dehydrator. This thread was good motivation.
 
05/16/2016 07:03PM  
I approve of your dehydrator choice, Bill! I've got the same one & it is a workhorse. I picked up extra fruit leather trays for it last fall when REI was clearancing out accessories for the Open Country variant of this model.

Made a batch of jerky the other day, it turned out great after 5 hours at 160.
 
billconner
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05/17/2016 02:25PM  
Well, done for this trip. Here's a summary with before and after weights in ounces, and the total.

onions (36=1)
ground beef for 3-4 meals (35=8)
mushrooms (24=2½)
peppers (12=1½)
apples (85=8½)
pineapple (60=8½)
pizza sauce for 2 meals (10=2)
refried beans for 2 meals (16=4)

Total Dehydrated: 17 lb 6 oz = 2 lb 3½ oz
 
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05/18/2016 07:50AM  
Wow, Looks good.
 
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