View Full Version : Excalibur temp. ? for crackers
01-13-2007, 11:22 AM
I just got by Excalibur dehydrator and I'm making flax crackers. The book says to turn it up to the highest temp. for a couple of hours and then turn down. Does this sound right? Alissa's books says to dehydrate at 105 degrees. Should I turn it up at first or not??? I don't want to mess with the enzymes. :confused:
01-13-2007, 11:29 AM
i always dehydrate mine at 105-110....some schools of thought believe its best to crank the heat in the beginning (a few hours) and then turn it down because the food will initially bring down the inside temp of the dehydrator, and its a better way to avoid bacteria.
01-13-2007, 11:34 AM
Thanks Fairygirl, how long do you usually dehydrate yours for?
01-13-2007, 11:49 AM
I now do mine around 145 for a couple of hours then down to about 120 or so. The internal heat never gets that high anyway. The length of time will depend on how thick your crackers are, where you live, and what temp you dehydrate at. Just keep checking on them after say, 6 hours or so.
01-13-2007, 12:43 PM
thanks for the tips Revvell. :)
01-13-2007, 01:23 PM
i usually end up dehydrating mine for about 4-5 hours, then i flip th em over onto the mesh tray from the teflex, until they are dry...about another 5-6 hours. but like revvell said, it all depends on thickness, temp, etc...
id say play around and see what works best for you. good luck! :)
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