1) What is Organi-Dry?
Organi-Dry is a 100% organic, whey based protein that enrobes organic matter and protects it while dehydrating it.
2) What makes your Organi-Dry organic?
We source only organic products. And all of our ingredients are FDA and GRAS approved. You can even eat Organi-Dry straight.
3) How quickly does your process take to dry organic materials?
It depends on several factors, especially at what water level the organic matter starts with. To bring something down to the 5 – 10% dehydration level we can do that in 18 hours or less. If you are starting with a product with a low moisture level to begin with or you are looking for a moisture level above 10%, then it could take even less time.
4) How do you prevent mold, bacteria and other contaminants during the drying process?
Because we coat the organic matter to be dried with our Organi-Dry, the enrobing process keeps all of the good contents in and the bad contents out. This is also why it is critical for the product to be contaminant free prior to our enrobing process.
5) What are the three parts of your process?
The three steps to our proprietary drying process are cleaning, enrobing and drying.
The cleaning stage is critical, especially to items being pulled from the ground like sweet potatoes or carrots.
The enrobing stage consists of either dipping or spraying our Organi-Dry onto the prepared items that need to be dehydrated. From there, the product is drained and put onto drying trays.
Once on the drying trays, we can move onto the drying stage. This is where we place the material into our proprietary drying tunnels. And then, in less than 18 hours, there is fully dehydrated, cellularly intact product that can be packaged, milled or pressed.
6) What can you dehydrate with your system?
As stated, any organic matter, such as plants/herbs, vegetables/fruits, meat/fish, etc.
7) Can you dehydrate liquids?
Yes. For solid materials, we make a liquid of our Organi-Dry with water at a specific ratio so that we can dip or spray the organic matter. For liquids, we forgo adding water and just add the Organi-Dry powder directly into the liquid material at the same ratio. So, for example, you could easily dehydrate eggs to be later rehydrated and used in the exact same manner as fresh eggs.
8) What can the client do with their dehydrated organic matter?
If you take the matter all the way down to 5 – 10% dehydration level, you can now safely store or package/ship it anywhere. Also, at this moisture level, you could pulverize it and turn it into a high nutrient powder to be used as is, put into other substances or pressed into pill form.
If you only take your materials down to about the 20% dehydration level, let’s say avocados or fish, you could go directly to press and get pure oil without having to process it further to remove water.
Basically, you can do anything with your dehydrated product that you can imagine. The main difference is that it will contain higher concentrations of whatever it is you are after within your raw materials.
9) What about waste materials?
Absolutely! We can easily dehydrate waste materials to make them safe for shipping, storage or even repurposing. That’s right! Our process can even create new materials from waster materials. We call these “co-products”.
10) What makes your process better than other dehydration products and systems out there?
We are the only 100% organic dehydration system out there. We don’t’ use temperature extremes, expensive equipment, toxic chemical, or leave product exposed to the elements. We have a whey based protein coating that enrobes any organic matter. We then put it into our proprietary drying tunnels which are clean rooms with humidity control. And, within 18 hours, you have a cellularly intact dehydrated and preserved product.
What this means is that if you took one of our dehydrated carrots and rehydrated it, it would still have a snap to it. If you rehydrated one of our lemons, it still has its aroma, texture and taste as if it was fresh. In the Cannabis Industry we are eliminating the need for curing. Because we are keeping the cells preserved, intact and rapidly dehydrated, there is no opportunity for the cells to break down.
Our processes and products are safe, inexpensive and maintain more of the nutrients and minerals you are looking to maintain or extract from your products.
11) I am an interested, potential client; how would I be able to ensure that this process works as you claim?
Typically, Protein Solutions Group works with clients early on by getting them samples. These samples could be lab reports (for comparisons or potency) or products that we have dehydrated with our process (to compare against other dehydrated products in the market). We also can transform your own unique product using our process or travel to your site and do the same thing.
12) What are your drying tunnels?
Our drying tunnels are essentially clean rooms with temperature, humidity and air flow control. They cost fractions less to implement than traditional drying equipment such as freeze dryers, tumble dryers, etc.
13) What size is a typical drying tunnel?
Our drying tunnels are customizable to any production size needed; from a 6’x6’ portable grow tent size to a multi-room, automated “clean room”. Typically, a 6’x6’ area could dry about 100 pounds of product.
14) Do you offer licensing options?
Yes, for the Agriculture, Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical, and Cosmetic Industries, we would be happy to work with a potential client to determine what market vertical/size or geographic region they would like to lock down with a license.
Since the Cannabis Industry is still an emerging market, we would prefer not to carve out a license. That said, we will give our existing customers “first right of refusal” (FRoR) to licenses on the table.
15) What exactly do you sell?
As mentioned above, we will work with potential clients on licensing deals. We also provide consulting on clients’ drying tunnels as well as the ongoing sale of and Organi-Dry.
Outside of that, we connect you with our strategic partners to ensure that your dehydration process is as well developed as can be.
16) What are the costs associated with your process?
Unlike our competition, there are no massive CapEx or OpEx costs for setup and/or ongoing operations. Once we assist you developing the right sized drying tunnel, the only ongoing costs would be for Organi-Dry . . . that’s it!
17) Is there a minimum order?
Yes, we are looking for an average order of 1,000 kilograms (~ 2,200 pounds) of Organi-Dry per month.
18) How much product does 1,000 kilograms of Organi-Dry dehydrate?
Organi-Dry dehydrates on a 1:100 ratio. Therefore 1,000 kilograms of Organi-Dry will dehydrate 100,000 kilograms (110 tons) of raw product.
19) Does this process work with Cannabis?
Absolutely! Our process works with any organic material that needs to be dehydrated.
20) Won’t your process damage the plant or knock off the trichomes?
Typically, we would dip the raw materials into our Organi-Dry. But, for Cannabis, we have found it beneficial to utilize our strategic partner’s electrostatic spraying technology to ensure proper and complete coverage for materials with as much surface area as Cannabis buds.
21) You mention the ability to forgo the curing process . . . is this even possible?
Because we are keeping the cellular structures preserved, intact and rapidly dehydrated, there is no opportunity for the cells to break down and form chlorine or lose terpenes. So, we are cutting the drying time down from 3 weeks to only 18 hours.
22) What about the chlorophyll that usually gets removed during the curing process?
While it is true that our process does not remove the chlorophyll during our drying process, the freshness of our finished product appears to have eliminated any off-putting flavors from the burning magnesium within the chlorophyll as repeatedly stated by many, various “Cannasseurs”.
23) What if I still want to cure my product?
If you take the product down to a higher moisture content, you could still follow the traditional curing process you have come to love. In the end, you would only be reducing the initial dehydration time from a week to less than 18 hours. The curing phase would be entirely your decision.
24) How do I find out more information or become a client?