The Dehydrator Diary helps you keep the details of your dehydrating projects in one place.
Every year, during the peak season, I purchase a 15-pound box of asparagus from the grocery store. We eat about a third of it as fresh asparagus and then preserve the rest. I make pickled asparagus with 5 pounds and dehydrate the last 5 pounds.
The thing is – even though I do it every year, I only do it once a year – and it is hard to remember the process I used.
Keep Track Year to Year with the Dehydrator Diary
Record keeping really is the key to success, and with the Dehydrator Diary, you will never have to remember how you dried your favorite foods in the past.
You now have your own personal dehydrating cheat sheets for over 50 fruits, vegetables, herbs, and jerky.
It’s so handy that even if you consider yourself a pro at dehydrating, you’ll still find it useful!
Track these important dehydrating metrics:
- The last date you dried a specific item to help with storage and rotation planning
- Quantity dried (e.g., 12 apples)
- Weight of produce before drying (e.g., 6 pounds)
- Weight of produce after drying (e.g., 2 pounds)
- Humidity percent on the day of drying
- Drying temperature used
- Estimated drying time
- Actual drying time
- When to check the drying process (e.g., check at 4 hours)
- The number of trays you used to dry this amount of food
- Packaging used for storage
…and much more.