First of all, great site. I love this place. This is my first year hunting, and i love it. Alittle addicting, is the only down side to it lol. I have a question about the weight of sang, roughly what does it take wet/green, to make a dry pound? I've always heard of people setting it out in the dash board of a car/truck or something drying it, but from what i've read on here, thats not the best way of doing it. Is room temp. the best way to dry sang?
My favorite way to dry ginseng is to take set a screen up about 3 feet off of the floor and lay the ginseng on top of it,then you can use many different types of blowers but I just buy a tempture controlled small heater at any local walmarts.Sit the heat level on low where the air is just barley warm air.Sit the heater on the floor about 2 feet back from your screen then just leave it.The ginseng will dry perfectly in 3 days.This is a little slow for others,but I like it because the ginseng turns out perfect with no damages at all to the roots.
You can dry them in a car window,but sometimes if it gets to hot it will fade the seng and dealers do not like that.
Some try to dry them in a oven,dont ever do that....that ruins the ginseng.
My brother sits his in a box thats open and after 1 week turns it over and lets it sit another week this is a slow way of drying it,but again the ginseng drys with no damage at all.
Im sure some of the others on here can give you some exsamples of how to dry as there are many good differs on this site,
much thanks guys, another question i have is about the weight, what the green to dry ratio on the weight. I've heard some people say half.. and others say a 1/3, just alittle confused on it. Oh by the way, we are next door to each other, I live in clay county
Hey welcome aboard man. Now on the weight i have always heard three wet to one dry. And to my experience that is pretty close to being right. Now on the drying as soon as i clean my seng i usually do the vehicle method. Now i don't put it directly in the sun though. I put it in the back seats and the floors and i crack the windows a little to let air flow. I usually only do this the first day to zap out any moisture in the roots. I then just let them dry in a real warm room in the house. This seems to work well for me. Good luck hunting.