If I add 2 or 3 times the amount of LC into a BRF cake will it promote or inhibit mycilly growth?
Adding more LC into a BRF cake
Posted 11 March 2017 - 01:13 PM
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Posted 11 March 2017 - 01:39 PM
I agree with newmusher. You don't want to cakes to become wet. That would suffocate the mycelium and also invite contaminants. Add just enough LC to get it going. "Too much of a good thing"
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Posted 11 March 2017 - 01:57 PM
Edited by fahtster, 11 March 2017 - 01:58 PM.
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Posted 11 March 2017 - 06:56 PM
It depends on what you are trying to accomplish and how much LI/LC you are planning on using per jar. As said above, it doesn't take much at all. However, I like to get as much in there as possible while not messing up the moisture content of the substrate. This is why I only use my hands to test for moisture instead of using a recipe. But that's just me and what I prefer.
What I do is prepare the cake material slightly shy of field capacity i.e. when squeezed, it makes a mushy sound and holds its shape, but no water drips from my fist. Then for 1/2 pints I use a full 10 ccs syringe of LI per jar. For 1/4 pint jelly jars, I use 1/2 a syringe per jar. The moisture content comes out fine in the end.
Here is an example of a 1/4 pint pan cake after recovery using that much inoculant:
My 2 cents.
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