dry flakes with a lamp?

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  1. brunchman

    brunchman Member

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    Hi guys,

    So i got some flakes and i was impatient so i tried to dry one under a hot lamp for 30mins. Is this a good idea?

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  2. JuJu McMojo

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    I've heard of other forum members doing just that. Me? -- I'm too impatient, and nuke mine for 6-8 seconds. Seems too work for me.
     
  3. Iain

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    I've heard of it before too, just don't forget about it or it'll be crispy dry. Personally I just smoke 'em as they are.
     
  4. MacNutz

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    It has to be pretty wet before I dry anything. Then I just sit it on top of my hard drive for ten to fifteen minutes. I don't like it to get crispy dry.
     
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  5. SenatorXMG

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    I rub flakes out first...then I let them dry out on a paper plate under my desk lamp for a few minutes until the desired dryness. If you're just going to fold and stuff, then you'll be fine drying it out the way you described.

    Just one note, a flake will appear to be drier than it really is when not rubbed out. It still holds a lot of moisture even though it feels dry to the touch on the outside. However, there's a fine line between "not wet" and "crispy dry"...got to watch it!
     
  6. JescoWhite

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    I've only tried this with 1792. Unfortunately 30 mins under a lamp plus 30 minutes of air drying still wasn't enough.
     
  7. Slow Tri

    Slow Tri Is it Friday yet?

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    I actually put a piece of paper or paper towel over the top of the lamp shade and dry mine that way. Seems to be faster in my opinion.
     
  8. Old Ted

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    I sometimes put them near the fan vents of my laptop, while I'm perusing dubious Ebay bargains :)
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