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#1 troutlips

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 08:03 PM

http://mycotopia.net...1163638911Today I hydrated some popcorn and after it had drained for some time, it was still wet. I didn't have a lot of time to fool with towel drying it before loading the jars, so I decided to try the spin cycle of my washing machine.
First, divide the corn into two pillow cases and close tightly with twist ties. You need two seperate bags to offset the weight on each side of the washer tub.If you don't, this will cause the washer to vibrate or even bang.
Set to the spin cycle and let it ride.
The popcorn comes out nice and dry to the touch, no glossy sheen or sticky residue, ready to jar and PC.

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#2 Hippie3

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 08:06 PM

i've done that before,
the wife buys pillowcases alot since i took up mycology,
between the straw, poo, corn, etc.
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nice thread too
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#3 Im A Fungi

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 08:09 PM

How long do you usually hydrate your popcorn for? <br><br>

Just trying to compare? <br><br>

I usually simmer it for about an hour or so then drain about 30 min and PC about 60 or 70 min.

#4 Hippie3

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 08:12 PM

btw
there are pillowcases that have micron filter fiber and zippers too,
zippers are handy in the dryer

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 08:12 PM

very nice touch trouty :D :kewl:

#6 safTman

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 09:52 PM

What a great idea:cool:

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 04:49 AM

definitely gonna do that!
wet grains are really bad

i wonder if it would work on other grains as well

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 06:02 AM

Hehee, that's awesome!

If you wanted to avoid any clean up of pots and strainers, you could do the hole process in the washing machine. Throw the pillow case in for the entire cycle, stopping the machine before it drains, and finishing the next day.

You could also put a couple of shirts in too and score a few points with the wife:thumbup:

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 08:17 AM

damn those popcorn kernels look huge,,,,did you steal them from a giant?

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 12:32 PM

Oh wow! Very interesting idea.

GF already complains about the smell of hydrated popcorn in the kitchen. I can just imagine what she'll do if her clothes come out smelling like it. :naughty:

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 04:17 PM

damn those popcorn kernels look huge,,,,did you steal them from a giant?


That's what properly hydrated popcorn should look like. :teeth:

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 08:17 PM

Im assuming this will work for cracked corn too!
I cant wait!!..
I never presoak cracked corn, and im not sure of the differences in
regular corn and cracked are for soaking..
but this would really help with the repeated rinses that are needed to
remove all that extra starch!

If some one does use the washer to rinse them, will you post if you had any problems with clothes coming out starchy during the next wash?

Ive got an extra washing machine that i think is going to be dedicated to just this! Thanks for the tip on zipper pillow cases hip!

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 06:54 AM

What about just spawning a pillowcase and letting it fruit on the pillowcase itself, it sure would look cool

#14 Hippie3

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 09:13 AM

we do have some info on that, fren-
our old buddy Visions worked extensively with pillowcases.
use the search engine for the archives to locate.

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 11:52 AM

for the apartment dwellers that don't have a dryer,
i love to use a salad spinner for drying popcorn.
you can find them as cheap as a few dollars at the
mega-stores like walmart and target. they will hold enough for
2-3 qt jars per filling, push the button on the top a few times
and you have dry-enough corn.

-nihil

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 06:37 AM

for tubbers..I cover with water in a mono tub.. then use a screen to rinse and repeat

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 06:42 AM

What about just spawning a pillowcase and letting it fruit on the pillowcase itself, it sure would look cool


Cotton can contam very easily..
its not prolific to grow on top of cotton

thats why you dont want your jars that are covered with pillow casing
to stay hydrated.. they are an invite to contams


(of course i hear cotton castings from a mill are prolific for several grows)

#18 Hippie3

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 08:00 AM

not all are cotton
see Visions' pillowcase tek I
& II

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 05:18 PM

pillow cases and baskets used to be the shiznittle!

people forget about the roots!

I remember the first visions basket i did! those were the days

#20 Hippie3

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 05:26 PM

teks don't really become obsolete,
they aren't like last year's electronics.
what worked in 2001 still works just as well in 2007.




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