I had a great plan
As you can see from my sticky notes, I’ve been a bit behind in recording the freeze drying cycles. The plan was to use the sticky notes as a simple way to keep track of the food as I take it out. After I had collected a few cycles, I would come back and match the freeze dryer log to each note, and connect that information back to the pictures I took of the batches.
The idea was/is great, but I let it build up too much. The biggest flaw in the whole plan: I thought my freeze dryer would keep all the data logs. Well, that didn’t quite work out as I had planned.
I now have about six freeze dryer loads that I can’t do a proper cost analysis for. Pity. I guess I’ll have to do a bunch of raw eggs again. No harm, no foul…more food storage. I can handle that.
So, how many cycle logs does the freeze dryer hold?
My guess is that the freeze dryer’s on-board memory is limited to ~3 MB.
2 thoughts on “The Freeze Dryer Doesn’t Store the Data Logs Forever – Lesson Learned”
Hi ! I hope all is well with you . I really appreciate reading on your website . I have a question if you don’t mind – do you know how to read / understand the data files from HarvestRight ? I am trying to figure out the time intervals from one entry to another . Any ideas you have would be awesome , Thanks ! – Larry
There are a couple graphics on this post that might give you a better view of the data from the logs. https://www.familycanning.com/freeze-drying-posts/cost-deep-dive/3-freeze-dryer-sizes-compared-corn/
See the section “Timeline view of the 3-tray freeze dryer cycle.”
Let us know if you have any other questions.