I have access to a dehydrator, but have never dehydrated sage. How should I dehydrate it?

  • Have you dehydrated other herbs? – John Feltz Jun 27 '18 at 14:36
  • just apples years ago – a coder Jun 27 '18 at 14:57

Sage dries well, I dry mine by cutting off whole branches and hanging them up in a dry, warm place for a week. Once dried I strip off the leaves by hand. However, if I had a dehydrator I'd strip the leaves off the branches and then stick them in the dehydrator until they're crispy. It's no more complex than that.

  • what should the settings be? – a coder Jun 27 '18 at 14:13
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    I have no idea @acoder, you haven't stated the type you are using and chances are I wouldn't know it anyway. The manual should suggest settings. If you don't have one it may be available online. – GdD Jun 27 '18 at 14:16
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    @acoder I usually do my herbs somewhere between 100 deg F and 130 deg F for about 24 hours. It will depend on the humidity. Sage leaves are pretty thick, so it may take two days at that temp. I would not be afraid of turning the temp up to even 150 for a while just because it will still be quite a bit more potent that any store-bought sage. – lspare Jul 1 '18 at 21:04

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