I'm very new at this so take my advice with a grain of salt.
But for misting I've heard it is best to not directly spray the substrate. Rather spray above it and let the water gently fall into the monotub. Almost like a misty rain. Also avoid tap water, I recommend using distilled/spring water.
Yeah that's good advice. Bulk subs are a little less resilient than cakes, and I spray up and let it fall like that for cakes as well. Try to not soak it, and fan until you think most of the moisture you just added by misting has evaporated. The sub should have plenty of moisture for the flush, the misting is not really to add moisture to the sub, it's really just to add a little moisture to the surface, just to evaporate it away by fanning, without evaping away any the mushs need to develop. This triggers pinning, evaping is one of the main pinning triggers(theoretically, I've heard someone say that it might not be so true with cubes, I'd keep doing it tho). You get the hang of how much and how often after seeing a few subs respond to the misting/fanning, and what works best for you.
Edited by Billcoz, 14 March 2019 - 05:31 PM.