I must get round to trying the meat!!! I was shown that you can de-hydrate cooked rice!! gave it a try and it's great. Will try with minced beef.
I de-hydrate a bag of carrots, bag of celery and 6x leeks. All blanched and when finished, into blender for a great powdered stock.
I haven't managed to read through the entire post but I struggling to think of someone/anyone taken to task for fitting their own woodburner. Thousands must have done it. not to say it's above board but I wouldn't think illegal and all the stove installers would certainly be telling you.
I used to get them from AliExpress and they were about a pound each. they dropped to below 50p and then all of a sdden there are none on Ali.
You might get some from China on eBay or pay extra and get them from China but posted from UK.
I read somewhere that a dehydrator was not good as it was too high a temp. So, I used my dehydrator of my Birch Boletes last year and they are SUPERB.
Just slice and dry on lowest heat setting in dehydrator. Remember when they come out and cool they'll get crispier.
I don't think a rounded edge on a flat board would work on the inside of a hook knife. the tip might contact the flat board. I saw someone gaffer taping wet and dry to boards/rounds and then wrapping it around. Put lecky bands to hold and just tear off flat bit that's worn to reveal fresh...
I use a chinese wok with old candles melted in it. remove from fire and Cubs half dip makeup pads. (Must be 100% cotton, not stitched lines in them). Allow to dry on a black bin liner. then dip other sidde. Result is Prawn fire crackers. Then jute string dipped as before. Just as it...