One of the perks of driving 5000+ miles on a family vacation is driving. When you fly you don’t usually have the option of bringing big things back home with you but when you are a light packer and have a Sienna chances are you will have enough room for something like this! Minus the hops of course.
It measures 36″ x 16″ and is approximately 5″ high. Made from a salvaged storm door window and two storm door screens. This can be easily made to fit any dimension because all you have to do is cut the 1″x1″ to size and screw it all together to fit any size screen or window yo might have lying around
The top window has a thin foam weather-stripping attached to the bottom side to ensure a tight seal against the wood frame. This helps keep unwanted bugs out (if you use it to sundry tomatoes or other veggies) and provides a greenhouse type of heat trap to speed up the whole process
The screens are attached using sheet rock screws every 6 to 8″ and then stacked together. The reason for two screen frames is to keep any bugs from crawling on the bottom side of your drying produce.
This frame worked great! It dried my hops in just a couple of hours of full sunlight. My three cascade plants produced several ounces of hops this year (only their second year and exponentially more than hops than last year) and I plan to use them as a dry hop for a beer that I will be brewing soon.