Preserving 101: Drying and Dehydration Premium class

Scott Owens, Physicist, Programmer, Brewer, Preserver

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6 Videos (20m)
    • Introduction

      1:09
    • Theory Unit 1

      1:29
    • Demonstration 1

      4:37
    • Theory Unit 2

      7:43
    • Demonstration 2

      2:46
    • Storage

      2:01

About This Class

Preserving food was a critical technique for human survival and population growth through much of our history. However, today these techniques are often overlooked as they are not critical to our food security. This ignores one of the most important aspects of these techniques, they often make interesting new or more concentrated flavours when they are made.

This class is the first in a larger series exploring the different techniques in food preservation and how you can use them to make new tasty treats to enjoy. Starting here, with what is arguably one of the simplest techniques, drying and dehydration of fruits and vegetables.

We will cover the different common home drying techniques, as well as talk about some of the more advanced techniques used in industrial settings, and how to apply them at home.

Finally culminating in an opportunity for you to make some dried tasty treats of your own.

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I've been looking for this kind of class. I really like this one. Easy to follow and can't wait to try it. Anyone can learn and save your fruit and vegetables in a very good way.

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Scott Owens

Physicist, Programmer, Brewer, Preserver

A graduate of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics, I've developed many skills, my strongest professional however are my electrical design and analysis, and my programming and simulation modelling skillset.

My reputation amongst my friends however is for my experience and enthusiasm for food preservation, particularly microbial preservation and brewing. I love the interesting tastes and the bizare techniques and approaches that we as a species have developed over the centuries for making our food last longer.

My current main persuit is slowly working towards being able to open my own meadery (a brewery that makes mead) here in my home town of Sydney, Australia.