Post Number: 40
|Posted on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 05:53 am:||
Hello, This was my first time dealing with hominy, as well as a first for making a large casing.
What was done:
1. Colonized PF Jars loaded and mixed with PC'd hominy (washed, dried, and PC'd for nearly two hours) in a plastic bag with polyfil patch.
2. After a week or more the hominy is colonized and chunky.
3. A turkey tin is made up with pasteurized worm castings (3 qt.) and the quart of hominy. Notice that the hominy is rather chunky, pieces were broken apart by hand, however not down to single grains.
4. After a week of incubating premature pins form in certain spots on the poop. A thin casing layer of 60/40+ is applied, as per recommendations on this board. http://archives.mycotopia.net/discus/messages/2/127954.html?1080372303
5. After a couple of days we saw this.
6. This is the first flush.
Like most other hominy experiences i've seen here, the results are mixed. The pinset wasn't very even, although due mostly to my own error. It seems that it is hard to get the hominy to lay flat, however, care could have been taken on my part to break up the chunks more to ensure an even layer. Also, the strain was unknown to me, could have been EQ, KS, or HA...(what does it look like to you?). Additionally, the fruits themselves were pretty shorty. the largest fruit was probably only about 5 inches and 11 grams. Final weight for everything was probably around 130g. wet. Considering the amount of spawn and poop, i was hoping for better.
Also, I was wondering if this looked like rot or mold to the experienced:
It appeared around the where the bottom edges of the caps where gills were spreading out. It didn't seem to wash off, but i noticed the caps were a little deformed or indented where there was dark areas. However, these were eaten and no stomach aches occured. Hmmm, what do you think of hominy?
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