Dehydrator

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R.S.J
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Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:14 am

Hi all. Thought I take advantage of the boxing day sales and finally got myself a dehydrator. Being into hunting and hiking I wanted to have a go at making my own flavoured meals, insted of buying the store packs. Although convenient there's not enough in them for my liking. Here's s my first attempt
Put it on last night 10pm. sorry didnt take a proper before pic while they were out.
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Mince chowmein, before you could barely see the paper when it was spread out im surprised how much it dehydrated.
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Some precooked veg and rice so I can make my own portions and a bit of stirfry from tea we tested out (next to rice) . Apple and kiwi fruit at top and pureed tin peaches on bottom to make a fruit roll.
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Im going to have a go at making some jerky and dehydrated meats and fish for my portions in a couple of weeks, when I get back to the farm in the north so will see how they turn out. But any tips and tricks welcome :y:
Cheers Riki.

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Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:27 pm

Have you tried rehydrating for a feed? Keen to hear how it turns out :)

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Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:42 pm

Interested to know how it goes. Keep us posted!
Warning: Contents may contain traces of nuts.

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Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:51 pm

Interested as well !.. Have a dehydrator for abt 20 years and I don't think we've ever used it !

R.S.J
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Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:34 pm

Heres the wee bit of stirfry I tested dried weight was 47gram but enough for a snack along the trail maybe.
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Just add a bit of boiled water like you do with store ones.
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This was only a little test bit, most store ones are dry 90grams.
This one could have done with a few more mins soaking up the water.
Fruit and rolls (same as rollups in supermarket) just eat as is.
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Other meals I have vac sealed and put away. The mixed veg doesn't look like much but thats 5 big handfuls dehydrated

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Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:22 am

Nicely done. My experience was that it always needs a few more minutes soaking but maybe that's my bad cooking!

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