I've been trying out a new sub recipe from good source and I'm having an issue with hydration. I mix together coir and manure and hydrate to field capacity. It looks very wet to my eyes but when I do the squeeze test only a few drops come out. Once it is inoculated, I get a decent amount of liquid around the bottom and large drops of water on top of the mycelium on top of the sub in bags. Should I be leaving the mix a little dryer? is it normal to get water inside the bags and in droplet form on top the exposed mycelium layer?
I greatly appreciate the help.