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An Easy to Make Drying Rack

About two years ago I build my wife a drying rack, she had been wanting.  She uses it to dry fruit, vegetables outdoors.  Most things will dry in a day if they are cut thin and if you have a hot dry sunny day.

With the beginning of summer she is getting ready to start drying fruits and vegetables.  Between this rack and her Excalibur she dries an amazing amount of product every year.

The rack was easy to make and once I had the materials took less than an hour.  The one I built measures 3 X 5 feet.  The materials list is shown below.…

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Making a Food Drying Rack

Yesterday, I build my wife a drying rack, she has been wanting.  She intends to start drying fruit, vegetables and maybe meat outdoors.  A friend who dries fruit and vegetables on a similar rack says he can dry most things in one day if they are cut thin.

The rack was easy to make and once I had the materials took less than an hour.  The one I built measures 3 X 5 feet.  The materials list is shown below.

  • 2 – 5ft. lengths of ¾” PVC
  • 6 – 3ft. lengths of ¾” PVC
  • 4 – ¾ to ½ in male adapters
  • 4 – ¾” 90 degree side outlet elbows, to take ½” male adapter.
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Why Dry Foods

 

There are many good reasons for learning to dry your own foods.  It doesn’t matter whether you are using a dehydrator or an outdoor drying rack.  Drying is a great way to preserve foods.  It’s cheap and easy.  Dried food are better nutritionally than canned foods.  It uses no preservatives or other chemicals.  It maintains the flavor of the food well.  Dried foods stores in 1/6 the room of fresh food.

It is an instant food, you can just grab a handful and enjoy.  It requires no cooking.  The number of foods that can be dried are enormous.  Fruit, berries, vegetables, herbs, meat, fish and grains can all be dried. …

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