Not at all coorsmikey, what I was saying though was that popcorn does not have the same kind of bacterial endospores as every other whole grain.
That was my argument originally.
I mentioned that it may have to do with the fact that popcorn is a food grade product right out of the bag (after it's been popped or course)
So it must be processed in a way that removes bacterial endospores (if!) Popcorn even contains those same kind of endospores as whole grains like rye and wbs.
I'd be interested to know how a corn kernel is processed into popcorn seeing as you cant stick corn kernels into a microwave and expect them to pop....they process it in a way that makes it pop. And it's highly likely that during the process that the bacteria (if any) is rendered dormant or removed completely.
Fractional sterilization from my understanding was steaming in intervals, 90minutes one day, 90minutes the next.
I never heard the term fractional sterilization when reading the original pf tek guide by fanaticus....he just said it was steaming the jars in boiling water more or less (for the lack of a better summary)
I'd have to dig threw my posts made during my time using popcorn and all I can say is that I was under the assumption the PC was malfunctioning when it wasnt, I just wasnt capping the valve properly with the weight so what I thought was a leaking pressure cooker was all fault on my end....that's how I came to the conclusion that after a year of error operating my pressure cooker without it ever being at 15psi that popcorn can be steamed in a pot just like pf cakes and it will sterilize it of mold spores and any easy to kill bacteria but not bacillus but that's ok since like I said, I never once seen a popcorn kernel produce "wetspot" bacteria.
The process i used was pretty generic
Fill the jars half way with popcorn
Add hot water from the tap
Let soak/hydrate until the popcorn expanded
Rinse, drain in a a colander
Reload the jars and steam for 90minutes
Often there would be pooling water in the bottom of the jar after steaming, while still hot I'd shake the popcorn jar and the water would reabsorb into the kernels while cooling....
I read that there are several different types of corn produced, sweetcorn is not popcorn. My bad, but the article from google says that popcorn is it's own plant much like psilocybes come in different mushrooms.. it also says that popcorn once harvested is taken to a processing facility but doesnt elaborate on the procedures once there but it also mentioned that popcorn would be left to dry for up to 12montha but doesnt say if its heat treated (which it probably is)
And another thing I wanted to mention is that not all whole grains would contain archaea bacteria such as bacillus cause brown rice doesnt require to be under 15psi either, it too can be steamed in a pot and be sterile.
I wouldn't even bother writing half of what I'm saying if it did not hold merit, no point in misleading people that's not how I get my jollies.
Edited by FunG, 21 September 2020 - 04:34 AM.