Matt Todd wrote:You almost have to control the humidity of the room you're dehydrating in this time of year. I use a room dehumidifier in a smaller room where I run the food dehydrator. Sucks to use that much energy, but if you don't then you have to blast your food with more heat than you want to for preservation and still it soaks up moisture when cooling before packaging.
Another option is to do the best you can with your dehydrator and use a desiccant in the final packaging. You can buy desiccant beads online that are re-usable (just have to cook the moisture back out of them before re-use.)
Amy Arnett wrote:The dashboard of my car works great for me! And then my car smells like herbs. I have to put them in a jar right away or they will rehumidify somewhat and not crumble easily.
Mike Haasl wrote:Hi Brody, I've had good luck with the Walk radiant solar dehydrator. It was invented in Minnesota for our humid summers. Here in northern WI I can dry most things in a sunny summer day or two sunny fall days. Here's a bit more info. https://permies.com/t/71002/kitchen/built-Walk-Radiant-Solar-Dehydrator
Brody Ekberg wrote:Although I thought sunlight is damaging to a lot if things like herbs.