How to freeze fresh psilocybin mushrooms properly and save their potency. How you can spoil your magic mushrooms by freezing

Can I freeze psilocybin mushrooms
How to freeze fresh magic mushrooms and save potency

How to freeze psilocybin mushrooms properly

Can I freeze fresh magic mushrooms?

It is common question we get and the short answer is YES. Freezing has been widely done as an alternative preservation technique to drying.

Freezing allows preserving almost all psilocybin contained in the mushrooms. This is the main advantage of such storage method.

However this method has disadvantages, because you can spoil your harvest with improper freezing.

How freezing can spoil your magic mushrooms

However, we would recommend drying them a little. Why?

Water, which makes up to 90% of the mass of the fungus, crystallizes when freezing. Thus, frozen mushrooms will retain their shape with ice crystals instead of their own cellular structure.

Since ice expands during crystallization, cells are destroyed. Frozen mushrooms after defrosting can turn into a shapeless mass.

How to freeze fresh magic mushrooms and save potency

It's super easy!

Remember, the faster and deeper mushrooms are frozen, the less and smaller ice crystals are formed in them. Thus, the structure of mushroom cells is preserved better.

🔵 Don't wash your shrooms!

🔵 Pack them in airtight bags, plastic sealed containers or airtight zip bags

🔵 Put them in the freezer at 0°F or -18°C in airtight bag. Don't freeze mushrooms if you have higher temperatures!

❄️ Ideal is «quick dry freeze» mode at -20°..- 30°C.

❗️Defrost mushrooms before consumption only!

❌ Psilocybin mushrooms shouldn't be frozen again after defrosting. This is the main disadvantage of this storage method. Since any sudden shutdowns of the refrigerator can ruin the frozen crop. Therefore, drying mushrooms is still preferable method.

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Freeze-drying method

Freeze-drying is used in industrial scale.

Freeze-drying (aka lyophilisation or cryodesiccation) — is a low temperature dehydration process that involves freezing the product, lowering pressure, then removing the ice by sublimation.

In contrast to dehydration by most conventional methods that evaporate water using heat. This is the best and most expensive method that totally preserves mushroom structure, shape and color.

Can I freeze dried magic mushrooms?

Yes, it's safe for mushrooms, because they already dehydrated. But there is no practical benefits to do this. Dried mushrooms can be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

🔴 Check out: How to dry and store psilocybe mushrooms

Can I freeze magic mushroom chocolate with dried mushroom powder?

Yes, you can freeze magic mushroom chocolate (chocolate with dried mushroom powder). Make sense to do this if you want to prolong chocolate expiration date. Such magic chocolate don't lose potency in freezer and can be stored for 1-2 years.

🔴 Check out: Magic mushroom candies and psilocybe chocolate recipes

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