Fighting wet spot contamination? any advice would be appreciated. I am going to start trying some brf jars to see if it's my grain prep technique that is the cause of the contamination
Okay so the main source of contamination I seem to be getting with my grains is what i could only describe as wet spot type. Where the grain's have that small bit of water between the glass and the grain. It grows and the jar just seems to stall out. Last batch when i let them go for long enough they had the rotten apple smell. Little to no grown of mycelium. The other contam i am getting is the odd bit of white mould that turns green if you let it go long enough, but i can accept that as contamination seems to be part of the process. Especially this early on. The bulk seem to be this wet spot. we could say like 8 out of 12 have gone that way.
I got a bunch of winter wheat from a seed farm. It's really clean, when you do the rinse part the water instantly comes out basically clear. Using multi spore syringes and a still air box. Spraying inside of box with lysol. Inserting equipment and then let sit for 20 min or so. gloves and alcohol wipes, spraying gloves with alcohol. Then flaming needle and wiping down all injection ports with alcohol.
I have been trying to follow this grain teck https://mycotopia.ne...at-berry/page-1
My guess is that I am getting to much moisture in my grain?
I did accidentally crack the tinfoil in those micron filters that stick up like a needle, i can see the extra moisture that accumulated at the top of the jar. If there is moisture there is it likely to lead to contamination?
As per usual i assumed bigger would be better, but perhaps my jars are more pro sized at the moment. Should I start with smaller than .8 quart jars to help fight contams?
One more question does my grain look over cooked? i read somewhere you don't want them have so many of them splitting open and squeezing out the bottom of the grains. I know I screwed up trying to shake them carefully after pc and got the verm mixed into the grain
Edited by flashingrooster, 10 December 2019 - 06:39 PM.