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Thursday, 30 July 2015

More On Dried Corn. Reply to a follower.

"How do you know when you're corn is done drying? What should it look like when it is done, and how long should it take? I am new to drying corn".

Depending on the drying process you use, & the amount of heat used, it can take anywhere from 15-20 minutes in or over a fire, to two weeks or more hanging. When the corn is dry, it is noticeably smaller, shriveled, & much harder to the touch. If it is dried on the cob, it will come away from the cob with very little effort.




Corn hung by the gathered husk on a line in the author's home near their heater.



The same corn dried on the cob.

Dried corn removed from the cob.