"Quick Soak" WBS Filter Patch Bags Tek
Posted 17 October 2006 - 01:18 PM
I use a 5 gal bucket to soak the WBS with hot tap water for about 1-2 hours. Timing here is not crucial but dont let it soak for more than 3 hours. After this quick soak, we use a bucket lid with lots of holes drilled throughout and a peice of window screen mesh to strain the bucket by turning upside down. Make sure the lid is on good. I use a hammer to secure the lid.
After dumping the soak water out, fill the bucket back up with water and repeat until the water that comes out is relatively clear. Usually takes about 4-5 rinses. After it comes out clear, leave the bucket upside down for a good hour.
OK now your WBS is good and ready to be bagged. We use 12 level cups of the quick soaked wbs to each filter patch bag. Then we add 1.75 level cups of water to the bag. Give the bag a good jigglin' to get it nice and level and pretty.
Straighten out the sides, and fold them in and push all the air out of the bag. Use a peice of PROFESSIONAL QUALITY masking tape to seal the bag up with all the air pushed out. You may need 2 peices of tape to get a good even seal on the bag.
Roll the top of the bag up to where the patch is protected on the inside. You can clip if you like but I dont.
Make sure that your protect the sides of the pc from touching the bags especialy on the lower level and bottom of the pc where it gets hotter. I use a few dishrags here. It is also a good idea to seperate the bags with rings from qt jars that you will never use again! This allows a little more passage of the pressure and whatnot.
Add proper ammount of water to the PC, add your bags and PC for 2hrs @ 15psi. You MUST mix the bags thoroughly before they cool or they will clump and gum up and fail miserably. What we do is hang the bags from the tops off a shelf or something. This reinflates tha bag and allows for easy mixing
Innoculate via any method of your choice. I like g2g and LC innoculations personaly.
You will find this tek to be hard to mess up. Give it a try! Lots of pics below.
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Posted 17 October 2006 - 10:19 PM
Also, have you tried mixing some bulk in with your wbs? A 50/50 mix works wonders for preventing the caking/clumping, keeping moisture, having texture and creating an awesome fruit.
Posted 17 October 2006 - 10:31 PM
Thanks for all the help.
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Posted 20 October 2006 - 08:38 PM
to a separate thread
and irrelevant comments edited out as well.
Posted 20 October 2006 - 11:11 PM
could one wrap the whole bag in a towel in the PC to protect sides & bottom? or would wrapping in a towel cause it not to be properly sterilized?
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can i quote myself? i think your great pics say it all. they were not all up the first time i viewed this thread--now its perfectly clear.