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dehydrating garlic?

Discussion in 'Drying/Dehydrating' started by aftershox454, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. hey gang-

    have some garlic going in the dehydrator and it being the energizer bunny of garlic it just keeps going and going in my cableas dehydrator-

    we are talking the 8 day mark and still mushy texture- peppers done onion done but garlic still remains- any body have some tips/tricks for handling these bad boys.

    thanks in advance,

  2. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have a "sausage maker" dehydrator and have dried many pounds of garlic.

    We peel the cloves and slice in a food processor using the "thin" slicing blade.

    Parchment paper on the shelves in the dryer. The best temp I find is about 110-115.

    Higher temps turn the garlic brown. 2 days or so and the chips are crisp. They grind well for garlic powder


    The drier has a fan that runs continually and really aids in drying.
  3. sounds like that is my problem- i did not slice te cloves at all have the whole clove in there and i think it was just too much

    so i took your advice and sliced em down and it should make a big difference

  4. awesome! I will definitely try this. I've been making my own rubs and sauces and starting to make my own spice blends such as lemon pepper and other pepper blends. I've been wanting to make some fresh garlic and onion powder so I can truly make everything fresh from scratch.

    Thanks for the tips
  5. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  6. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Her you go shoneyboy.....   We love garlic here....  Dave

    Dried garlic in a bowl.......


    Garlic on the parchment.....


    Garlic in the Sausage Maker D-10 dehydrator on parch...........

  7. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    NICE !!! Thanks for the pictures....Looks like I will have to break out the dehydrator and give this a try soon....
  8. I've smoked garlic, onions, and all kinds of peppers, then dehydrated them and then through the spice grinder. I also did the parchment paper thing in my dehydrator for the garlic and that works awesome!