Agree a 100% with the other guys.
I've tried to resterilize contaminated rye bags.
The moisture content was so off after the second run that nothing grew in there.
My motivation was just the invested time it took to prep them.
The rye was soaked over night and then got a longer simmer period + a longer dry after the wash prior to filling the bags.
One of the reasons why I switched to millet.
Also not a fan of throwing things away that can still be used for something.
To open them unsterilized to compost the contaminated corn just spreads the contaminants.
To sterilize them to then compost is even more work and time for just a bit of compost.
The used (bought) inoculation source was heavily contaminated and a whole batch went bad, otherwise I wouldn't have tried to resterilize.
Left them for months after the second inoc and nothing happened.
One bag was inoculated with LI and showed a tiny spot of mycelium that stalled.
To get the corn to the right hydration and work with clean cultures or syringes just like mikey said will prevent this whole situation.
Edited by Moby, 17 January 2021 - 12:50 PM.