Cordyceps flower drying process
Firstly, you should put the picked Cordyceps flowers on the cart rack, the size of the cart rack are customized according to the size of the drying room, and then push the cart crack into the drying room for drying.
The freshly picked Cordyceps flowers have a high water content, usually about 85%. In the early stage of drying, the Cordyceps flowers are dried at about 35 degrees for 3–4 hours, and the drying & dehumidification mode is set, you should use continuous-speed mode for dehumidification in order to facilitate the discharge of the water. The water content of the Cordyceps flower drops to about 65% after the dehumidification.
Adjust the temperature to about 45°C, set it at the drying & dehumidification mode, you should use timing dehumidification mode and dry for 5 hours to reduce the water content of Cordyceps flowers to about 30%. Afterwards, adjust the temperature to about 55 ° C and continue for about 3 hours, observe the drying situation of the Cordyceps flowers through the observation hole. When the Cordyceps flowers are dried to the extent that they can be crushed, you can stop the drying operation. Once the temperature of the Cordyceps flower is same as the drying room temperature, it could be packaged into bags.