The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:




TimberKing Sawmills



The Largest Inventory of Used Chainsaw Parts in the World

Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools


Forest Products Industry Insurance

Norwood Industries Inc.

Sawmill & Woodlot Magazine



Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL

Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades

Comstock Logging

Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Woodshax Outdoor Vending Solutions

FARMA

Forestry Forum Tool Box

Author Topic: Solar Kiln Drying Food stuffs  (Read 233 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline David M

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 4
  • I'm new!
Solar Kiln Drying Food stuffs
« on: April 29, 2017, 09:43:53 pm »
So...Has anyone here ever used their solar kiln to dry things other than wood, such as jerky or in season plants like stinging nettle? I'm thinking of fashioning some drying racks for the super hot clear days, any thoughts?

Offline GeneWengert-WoodDoc

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1940
  • Location: Bishop, GA
  • Gender: Male
  • Author of "Sawing Hardwood Lumber"
    • Book on Sawing hardwood Lumber
Re: Solar Kiln Drying Food stuffs
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2017, 08:02:15 am »
I have heard from people that have used the VT design solar kiln to dry fruits and vegetables.  Vents must have fine mesh screen.
Gene - Author of articles in Sawmill & Woodlot and books: Drying Hardwood Lumber; VA Tech Solar Kiln; Sawing Edging & Trimming Hardwood Lumber. And more

Offline Darrel

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1225
  • Age: 63
  • Location: Sprague River, Oregon
  • Gender: Male
  • Gettin' it done!
Re: Solar Kiln Drying Food stuffs
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2017, 05:20:44 pm »
I have seen lumber dried in large food dehydrators.
1992 LT40HD

The winds of change are blowing at hurricane force and I don't like it but good shall come even though I see not how.