|Posted on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 05:39 pm:||
invitro pinning pf cake
there are many 'teks' floating around
that are more 'wishful thinking'
than useful practical formulas.
let me share some real good practical advice with you about cake formulas.
your basic pf formula, brown rice round up and mixed with verm and water,
is damn near close to perfect 'as is'.
there are very few improvements you can make
that actually change/improve on it.
most of those are still fairly minor,
only slightly improving performance/yield.
the biggest area for easy improvement
is in the water.
pf just uses ordinary water
but there are better choices.
pf himself recommended 'natural water',
i.e. water from natural sources like creeks, rivers, lakes, etc. no salt water, of course.
i tested it several times,
as have others,
and pf was right.
'natural water' kicks major ass
and makes a noticeable improvement over tap.
that's because it contains lots of dissolved nutrients from running over fields, fish shit, etc.
this can be further improved upon
by the addition of a small amount of worm castings/manure to the water bucket to soak 24 hours, creating a manure 'tea'.
cubies thrive on manures and show a strong positive response to this addition.
all of these improvements can be used apart or combined.
but still only use 1/4 cup of water per cake.
now, as for the dry ingredients-
still with the brf
but you can add a tablespoon or two of 'additives' that will be helpful.
bee pollen is one additive that seems to help,
but very little is needed,
only 1/4 teaspoon in a cake is enough.
also about the same amount of nutritional yeast.
don't try adding grains unless you grind them first, just like the rice.
but a tablespoon of flax seed is a nice supplement.
that's about it,
nothing more is needed or really even worthwhile
as far as pf cake formulas go.
(Message edited by admin on May 31, 2004)