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Old 30-07-2010, 18:34   #1
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Solar Oven / Drier

Hi would anyone know how to make a solar oven/drier ? also any hints on growing sprouts.

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Old 30-07-2010, 19:18   #2
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Old 30-07-2010, 20:20   #3
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Are there any small boat-sizeable ones? My wife is interested in checking those out.
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Eric, Congratulations, BTW!!! Cute, cute, cute...

Back to the thread: could try drying on nylon screen in the sun, initially, to see what kind of results you get just with the ambient sun/wind.
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Old 31-07-2010, 05:21   #5
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Growing Sprouts:

Soak seeds overnite
Drain seeds
Rinse seeds, twice daily
Harvest & eat

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Old 31-07-2010, 12:39   #6
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I'm reading GordMay's links.

I've been buying seed from The Coolest Sprouting Seeds on our Planet! for several years. I also have their stainless steel screens to use on a Ball canning jar as a sprouter - cheaper and every bit as good as the expensive sprouters.
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I built a solar dryer to dry fruits and meats. I built out of bug screen, a rectangular wooden frame, a sheet of black garbage bag, and a sheet of clear poly. The black absorbed the heat, the screening allowed the contents to dry evenly, and the clear poly kept the bugs out and the heat in. It did fairly well as long as the cuts were thin and there was plenty of sun. I got temps in the 130-150F range and most things were dry after a day. Some wet items took at couple days but if the process wasn't done I'd put a towel over the gizmo and next morning, continue cooking.
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