last time we introduced the Shrumovbox but really didnt cover the benifits but first, on this third round of jars I'd like to back up regarding some small details duing simmering.
I may have mentioned soak if I overnight or short soak on same day, before any simmering i like to rinse out the nasty smelly water about 4-5 times till it's fairly clear. so simmer for a while sometimes I turn of and put the lid on it speeds things up but also you have to watch they don't get TOO hydrated if you do this a lot you'll get a feel for it, I mentioned in the first post some of the things to look for, I add a tsp, of gypsum before simmer, more if your doing larger than seven 3/4 filled quart jars but it won't matter too so much.
what we're after is that the grains (actually the milo) very center is still dry dry, that way you'll have less time waiting for the right outside dryness as they can be slightly on the wet side and dry center will act as insurance it still be good..
so yeah, sounds like a lot of bullshit details, I just don't know how to say/text it better, just keep in mind what you want to accomplish will be your driver so to speak.
For those that are not familiar with the Shrumovbox it's better than using a SAB(still air box) but not quite a flowhood, who could afford those things anyway... Here's a link more detailed so you know.https://mycotopia.ne...vbox-setup-123/
I use foil over the lids two reasons to keep jars from clanging toget her in the PC, yeah well this is a big deal because you might not see cracked glass till you start shaking the jars and cut your hand or anything else open on the broken jar, it happens quick, and I use foil to keep on the first part of colonazation as protection from contams. I like to mention here the idea is to not loose a jar during colonisation and if things wrong you may rule out that it was due to the spawn.
I forgot to mention I take my jar directly from the PC to the Shrumovbox bag. when your done noc'ing up the jars and while still in the Shrumovbox let the condensation evaporate off, it can be done before or after inoculation but I do it after as sometimes it still has wetness if you let it dry off first, then of course I put the foil on just during the first part of spawn colonazation.
Edited by Hash_Man, 27 December 2017 - 04:04 PM.