How to dry sage
Some people dry sage the old-fashion way of bundling up the stems and hanging them upside down to dry. I tried this method once and ended up with some molded sage. Maybe I just did not hang them in a good location, but whatever the reason for the mold, I no longer try to dry sage that way.
After the sage has been cut, I rinse it all under running water and lay it on a cookie cooling rack to dry a bit. Then I pick each leaf off the steam and spread them out on a pan. That is all there is to it. I set the pan in an out of the way place and leave the leaves to dry for a week or two.
I think pulling the leaves off the stems helps them to dry out more quickly. It also allows you to check each leave for a worm or bug that might have clung to the leave through the water rinse. Any leaves that have dark spots or are bug chewed, I throw out.
Once the leaves feel dry, I place them in glass jars. I crumble them with my hands as I need them. They are then ready for homemade sausage or dressing!