A Helpful Guide to Storing Your Dried Mushrooms
Knowing how to store mushrooms is just as important as growing them. Psilocybin mushrooms are difficult to keep because there is no room for error. There are a few options for storing shrooms to ensure they last until it is time to enjoy all of the psychedelic beauty they offer. This article will provide an essential guide on adequately preparing and storing them.
Mushrooms, whether psychoactive or not, are organic matter that decays. That’s why, over the centuries, people have devised various methods to keep them fresh and tasty for as long as possible, ranging from proper storage and refrigeration to dehydrating and preserving in jars. The following section will guide you to properly store dried shrooms for maximum effect.
Importance of Storing Dried Shrooms
Fresh mushrooms are extremely sensitive; despite being fungi, all fresh mushrooms are susceptible to mould, contamination, and oxidation over time. A safe experience can quickly become toxic due to rotten psilocybin shrooms. The proper storage protocol for them begins immediately after picking. If possible, cover your hands with disposable gloves before deciding to reduce the risk of pathogen contamination. Always wash or sterilize your hands if gloves aren’t available before handling them. Then, brush any remaining dirt or debris from the mushroom.
After collecting and processing them, place them in a paper bag or light woven basket. If these are still covered in dirt, run them through a gentle stream of cold water and place them on a flat kitchen towel before storing them. Allow 20-30 minutes of air drying before gently patting them dry with a towel. After the residual water has been removed, place them in the refrigerator.
How To Store Mushroom Edibles?
Aside from a jar, there are several more delicious ways to store shrooms. Here are some ways:
Storing Magic Mushrooms Honey
Shrooms can be easily mixed into honey for long-term storage; all you need is enough liquid honey to completely cover your dried Psilocybin mushrooms. Here’s how it’s done:
- Using a very sharp knife, cut them into small pieces.
- Fill a sealable, size-appropriate container halfway.
- Pour the liquid honey over the mushrooms, occasionally stirring to ensure they are evenly coated. Scrape any honey that accumulates on the spoon back into the container.
- Seal the container and keep it cool and dark for up to four months. Check on the honey regularly to ensure that there is no mould growth.
Storing Brewed Mushrooms Tea
Mushroom tea is a simple way to enjoy these unusual fungi’s active and medicinal properties. Refrigerate freshly brewed shroom tea in a sealed pitcher like iced tea. It can be stored for up to a week. Dried shroom tea should be held in the same way as other dried teas: in an airtight container in a dark cupboard. A food-grade silica packet couldn’t hurt, either!
Storing Shrooms Chocolate
Aside from shroom honey and tea, shroom chocolates are possibly the most delicious way to consume them. The chocolate masks the unpleasant taste. Shroom chocolates, however, do not last as long as other products. Why? Because they are frequently prepared at home. Melting, infusing, and cooling chocolate reduces its shelf life, particularly when making these treats at home.
Therefore, refrigerate mushroom chocolates in an airtight container. A glass Snap-Ware container, typically used to store weekday leftovers, is ideal for the job.
To prevent sticking, line the container with unbleached parchment paper. To make it easier to use, wrap each individual chocolate in truffle paper or miniature muffin paper. Keeping mushroom chocolates cool slows the oxidation process. On a hot day, it also keeps the chocolate from melting. These chocolates can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a month, possibly longer.
Storing Magic Mushrooms Capsules
Making powdered mushroom capsules is unquestionably the way to go for consistency in microdosing. Powdering shrooms homogenizes the psychoactivity, which differs between mushroom stems and caps. To ensure a consistent dosage, keep each crop in separate batches, noting the strain and date of preparation on the packaging.
After you’ve prepared your capsules (see how here), keep them in a dark, dry, airtight container, such as a jar, pill bottle, or film canister. Soda bottles, designed to retain gas pressure, are another option. Avoid using plastic bags, which are breathable enough to hold water vapour.
The lower the temperature they are stored at, the better. Mushroom capsules can be stored for months in a closet, a year in the fridge, and ten years or more in the freezer.
In conclusion, it is essential to store your mushrooms properly because they are perishable items. If not stored correctly, they will spoil quickly and become inedible. It should be kept in a cool, dry place, preferably in the fridge. When storing them, ensure they are in an airtight container, so they don’t dry out. I hope you found this article helpful in keeping your shrooms safe and fresh.