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Wilson Portrait
I should dry some meats.

Wilson

Willow Portrait
I want to hang some meat!

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
I can dry meat!

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
I can hang meat here.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
I SHOULD HANG EXPIRED MEATSACKS HERE

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
Meats can be dehydrated.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
It's set up... just add meat.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
It can dry meats so that they last longer.

Maxwell

Wagstaff Portrait
Not the most sophisticated tool but it will do.

Wagstaff

Wigfrid Portrait
Ah! A dangly rack för my meats

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
It's not doing us much good empty!

Webber

Walani Portrait
This rack could use some meat.

Walani

Warly Portrait
Just like the chefs of the stone age!

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Hangin' spot fer me meats.

Woodlegs

Wilba Portrait
'TIS FOR THE DRYING OF YON MEATS

Wilba

Wormwood Portrait
Takes out wet

Wormwood

Wheeler Portrait
Dried food is all I ever eat on long balloon trips.

Wheeler

Winona Portrait
A rack for drying meat.

Winona

Wortox Portrait
I don't have much use for this.

Wortox

The Drying Rack is a craftable Food Tab Structure. It requires 3 Twigs, 2 Charcoal, and 3 Rope to craft and a Science Machine to prototype.

The Drying Rack allows the player to dry most Meats and most Fish into Jerky, Small Jerky, or Monster Jerky. Dried food items take significantly longer to spoil and often provide better Health and Sanity compared to raw food used in the rack or their cooked versions. In Don't Starve, Meat, Monster Meat, Morsel, Frog LegsFishEel, Drumstick and Batilisk Wing can all be dried on the Drying Rack if they are uncooked.

Unlike the results of Cooking, the dried food created will always be completely fresh, instead of having half less spoilage than the item used. This means a spoiled Morsel can be dried to get a completely fresh piece of Small Jerky. Dried food left on a Drying Rack does not spoil until collected.

Meat Dried Time required
Meat Jerky 2 days
(Dead Dogfish Dead Swordfish Raw Fish Shipwrecked icon)1 day
Monster MeatMonster Jerky1 day
Batilisk Wing Small Jerky2 days
Morsel Frog Legs Fish Drumstick Eel
(Fish Morsel Tropical Fish Shipwrecked icon)
(Poison Dartfrog Legs Hamlet icon)
1 day
(Dead Jellyfish Dead Rainbow Jellyfish Shipwrecked icon)Dried Jellyfish1 day
(Seaweed Shipwrecked icon)Dried Seaweed1 day
(Flytrap Stalk Hamlet icon)Stalking Stick1 day
(Kelp Fronds Don't Starve Together icon)Dried Kelp Fronds0.25 days


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In all DLCs, dried food left on the Drying Rack will spoil over time as well. Rain will prevent any items on the Drying Rack from drying, making it less effective in Spring in Reign of Giants, Hurricane Season and Monsoon Season in Shipwrecked, and Humid Season in Hamlet.

In Shipwrecked, Fish Morsels, Dead Dogfish, Dead Swordfish, Tropical Fish and Raw Fish can be dried on the Drying Rack to acquire Jerky. Additionally, Seaweed can be dried into Dried Seaweed, while Dead Jellyfish and Dead Rainbow Jellyfish can be dried into Dried Jellyfish.

In Hamlet, the Flytrap Stalk can be dried to create a Stalking Stick. Poison Dartfrog Legs can be dried into Small Jerky.

Don't Starve Together icon Don't Starve TogetherEdit

In Don't Starve Together, Kelp Fronds can be dried on the Drying Rack to obtain Dried Kelp Fronds.

Prototype TipsEdit

  • Drying Racks are very useful for storing Meats. Jerky and Small Jerky take 20 days to completely spoil, while Meat and Morsel will spoil in 6 days, and cooked Meat/Morsel will spoil in 10 days. Storing any kind of jerky in the Ice Box will give 40 days before they spoil, allowing the player to focus on concerns other than gathering fresh food.
  • It is a good idea to try and build at least three racks fairly early on (i.e. before the first winter). You may then store meat on the drying racks ready for the winter, which will easily last throughout winter once picked, allowing you to have an emergency source should you fail to find any food one day (Three jerky will provide enough hunger for one day). Additionally, the jerky versions provide improved stats over regular and cooked meats (in particular, sanity).
  • Drying a Fish, Frog Legs, or Drumstick will turn them into Small Jerky, which prevents it from being used as a specific ingredient for certain Crock Pot meals, such as Fish Sticks (which need fish) or Froggle Bunwich (which need frog legs).
  • All the meat listed above can still be dried during winter. This is a very useful method for restoring health and sanity.
  • Due to the fact that the food items prepared on a drying rack are still technically uncooked, Wagstaff still takes the -3 health penalties eating dried food items.

Mosquito Bugs Edit

  • In Reign of Giants, Jerky left on the Drying Racks in the Caves may not continue to spoil while the player is in the surface world.

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