Post Number: 17260
|Posted on Sunday, April 18, 2004 - 04:58 pm:||
1 5x9 aluminum bread pan
1 cup of colonized spawn
a pillow case full of worm castings
a large pot of boiling water
a bread knife
a grow chamber
Step 1: place colonized grain in an aluminum bread pan and allow to sit in chamber until the grain knits together nicely(2 or 3 days). With this size of pan you get a layer about 1" thick.
Step 2: Bring pot of water to boil and submerge pillow case of worm castings in the hot water. Remove from heat. Allow it to steep for 45 minutes.
Step 3: Drain the castings and allow to cool overnight.
Step 4: Squeeze excess water from the castings with your fist and crumble it over the grain in the pan. Fill the pan to the lip with the crumble dung. Consider the castings as a casing. Place back in your chamber and keep humidity around 85-90%
Step 5: Initiate pinning when mycelium starts breaking through the surface.
Step 6: After you have harvested your flush remove the mycelium from the pan and gently hold it on it's side. You will see the line where the castings joins the grain. Carefully slice off the entire castings layer and recase with fresh castings. Repeat steps 1 to 6.
After the 5th flush remove the castings layer and crumble the grain into fresh castings filling the pan to about 1/2-1" below the edge and case with more castings. Post flush in this phase slice off the top 1" of your mycelium loaf and replace with fresh castings again.