Well guys, I had a bit of trouble the other night with the PC and I lost 2 blocks because of it(I've ran over 75 blocks in the last year and this is the first Loss). The damn rubber plug was leaking during cool off(pressure came down WAY to fast), I tried to tap it to get it to seal and it didn't. So ironically, it tagged both the Beech Mushroom blocks, and the 2 COTW blocks are Fine... For now. If it was contaminated, it should of already shown, but I'll keep an eye on them All the same. I have small logs ready to PC for the COTW, if it goes down, I'll just have to order up some spawn, too much time to start from seed to block to log. I did the COTW blocks first and they were the bottom blocks, it all adds up to the PC problem, the spawn was clean and no issues so... good news is... I'm not worried about the Beech mushroom, plenty of time and LC for another crack at em'. It's not the money with losing blocks(cheap to make), it's the TIME. Oh well, the more you do this... the easier it becomes just cutting bait and moving on from projects.
I did spawn 2 more Maitake blocks and the Black Poplar after fixing the PC issue of course. I cleaned the lid thoroughly, and added a little cooking oil to the plug, and at that point... the seal too. The last run went perfect like it should SO... BACK... ON... Track. Clean spawn and Perfect sterilization equals... SUCCESS!
The LM fruits are slowing, I think I'm going to pick them and eat them for lunch. I was lacking on humidity running them to dry(early on) and I'm sure that is why they showed a little tannish in the beginning. I'm running different trays and blocks in the same setup, and it's NOT quite dialed in for blocks yet, all good... just getting started and it's the First flush... tastier picked early... but they are hard to pick when you have a big monster growing(braggin' rights and all that). I have 20 blocks already in early November so I'm ahead of schedule from last year and the long colonizers are good to go. I'm stalling the Ports and the spawn is in my Garage fridge, also another Rye jar of Maitake I'm holding on, I'll probably just do two more blocks, I'm out of spawn and I hate just running two. I'll probably just get it Done with my blocks spaced out... I'll get impulsive and just finish it I'm sure of it. Friday... Fungus Folks!
Edited by MushLuvR, 05 November 2021 - 11:06 AM.