I dried six. It's an experiment because I can't have a food cellar here. No point in loosing more than six if we don't like them. I don't much care for canned sweet potatoes either home canned or store bought. I'm storing a bunch in the back room where it's coolest but the time will come when what we haven't eaten will have to be blanched and dried or cooked and frozen. Anybody had luck with this?