One day about 10 years ago, I was sitting at the kitchen table just spacing out and I looked at a bottle of herbs my girlfriend at the time had, they were these big capsules full of ground herbs. Thats when the light bulb came on, now I only credit myself for thinking of it, although many people out there also had the same idea, I dont want it to be misconstrued in that I am trying to say I was the original pioneer of this tek, I am not, but everything I am posting here I thought of myself.
So lets start out with a good mixture of mushrooms, I have found repeatedly that the smaller cubies give more intense visuals and effects than do the larger ones. I start with shrooms that are just beginning to tear at the veil thats under the cap protecting the gills, then I harvest every size on down from there. I get a few big ones, some mids, some smalls, and then all the little aborts as well. Let these dry in front of a fan on low speed for 2 days, the smallest of them I just set aside because the fan blows them all over and they dry fast without the fan.
Next we are going to need dessicant of some kind, and what this is for, is drying the shrooms the rest of the way for grinding.
From Wikipedia I bring the following description;
Pre-packaged desiccant is most commonly used to remove excessive humidity that would normally degrade or even destroy products sensitive to moisture. Silica gel, calcium sulfate, calcium chloride, montmorillonite clay, and molecular sieves are commonly used as desiccants.
You will also need an airtight container for your shrooms that is appropriate for the amount of dessicant that you have to work with, here is an example of the container that goes with the above dessicant bag.
Place the dessicant bag in the bottom of the container and then put all yor shrooms on top of the bag and seal with lid tightly.
A few things to take into consideration, dont place really wet shrooms into the dessicator, make sure the dessicant does not get filled with moisture before the shrooms are dry. It only takes about 1-2 days to dessicate a small anount, but check them periodicaly for moisture, if they are too moist they will be wet again on the outside when you check them.
Once you are able to take the thickest mushroom and snap it instead of it bending, they are ready for the grinder.
This is one example of an inexpensive coffee grinder, if you are a witch and have a mortar and pestle then that will work also. The idea when using the electric grinder is to avoid heating up the unit, pulsing, hitting the button several times in succesion works fine, it avoids high temps that arise from holding the button down and the machine being on wide open for extended periods. The mushroom powder is sensitive to heat and should be treated gently.
Last, take your powder and put it in the empty capsules, taking care to fill them as full as possible, just take your pile of ground shroom powder, put into a bowl and with latex gloved hands take and open the capsules and using the longer of the 2 halves, turn it upside down and push straight down into the middle of the pile of mushroom powder. The powder will go up into the capsule half and stay, if it falls out you need to make the pile deeper. As you lift it back up from the pile, there will be a hole the size of the half capsule, keep pushing the open end down into the pile until the powder is packed inside the capsule, this takes anywhere from 3-5 pushes.
You will be able to tell when its full with just a bit of practice. Then I set the long half aside, and take the short half of the capsule and just loosly fill it almost to the top with loose powder, we dont want to pack the short half or the capsule wont go back together. If you put too much in the short half and the 2 halves wont go back together, only remove a small amount of the loose powder from the shorter half only.
It does not take long to master this tek, if inclined, get some Echinacea herb pills from walmart, walgreens, almost anywhere, those capsules are the 00 and you can practice a little by emptying out the herbs and using the herb powder to practice refilling before you do the tek with shroom powder.
In addition, its probably best to buy a $2-3 bottle of herbs and empty them and use the capsules from them if you are just trying this out.
The size of capsule if you are buying them from the health food store is, 00. The 00 capsule when full, holds a half of one gram. The 000 capsule will hold 3/4 of one gram, but who wants to swallow something that big? Here is 2 1/2 grams of powder in easy to ingest capsules.
Finally, find a herb bottle that is white and put the capsules in it with a smaller bag of dessicant, the kind that usually comes with a bottle of herb capsules, place in the fridge and you have a party in a bottle just waiting for the perfect time to take the lid off.
There are many advantages to making capsules, more even doses, more control, better visuals, my stomach and everyone I have eaten them with say they never have trouble, I feel like they come on quicker and much more intense than just eating the shrooms by themselves. I will never eat them any other way.
Here is a link to a very very good capsule filler for a reasonable price, they also have empty capsules cheap.
Here is a link to get your dessicant also.
So thats how and why I want all my friends to give capsules a try, oh $#!t that rhymed lol.