Dehydrator

Discussion in 'Homemade baits' started by dwreel, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. dwreel

    dwreel New Member

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    I tried out my new dehydrator today with some chicken livers. I covered them with garlic salt and put them in the dehydrator set to 150*. 4 hours later they were still soft and easy to tear apart. So I gave them another 4 hours, ( total of 8 hours) which the directons recomend. This time they were firm but still would break/crumble easily. Could someone give me a hint what I did wrong? :wub:

    Last year I cured some livers in salt and kept them in the frig the whole time,no heat. They came out firm and leathery.
     
  2. Coloman

    Coloman New Member

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    You are pulling out to much moisture with the dehydrator. If the weather out side is above freezing they will still sun dry, it just takes longer. Or you can add a lot more salt. Kosher salt work well. I use a mix of Kosher salt and garlic salt.
     

  3. bwolcott

    bwolcott New Member

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    turn the temp down till you get it the way you want. i've never done it that way i always use the sun.
     
  4. hookem

    hookem New Member

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    try brine mix for curing
     
  5. master_cat

    master_cat New Member

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    iv used my dehydrateor sevral times needs to be set on about 80 with your normal salting methods hope this helps