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#1 golly

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 11:56 AM

Cube mycelium seem to like their Porridge too..!
These are 5 days old and kickin..

One jar is just cooked Oats and verm..
The other ,Oats n' shredded mulch...

Using a generic box of old fashioned Quaker Oats ,cooked up with 11/2 times the reccomended water till it gets real soupy ..Then stir in an equal volume of
dry verm or mulch..Then adjust slightly for the proper texture/hydration..

Load the jars n' PC 1 hour...

Be interesting to see how well they fruit...Rolled Oats are cheaper than rice around here...

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 01:14 PM

Golly.. you come up w/ some very interesting experiments. I got a question about PCs. Whats the smallest size PC that can hold 4 half-pint jars?

FOAF was lookin at some in a store, & it seems that with the metal stand-off plate that goes into the PC, it doesn't leave too much 'headroom' for the jars.

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 02:41 PM

I use a 4Qt Mirro for making LC's and small projects ..It holds 6 half pints and runs at 10psi...

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 03:45 PM

hmm.. that's a good size. I assume PC for 60 mins? Also, do you know what the price was on that Mirro?
Foaf has seen cheapo PCs (pearl or something) for $25 - $32 .. in the long run, probably better (and possibly safer) to buy a good one.

Are there any other good brands besides Mirro (that are also cost effective)?
In the meantime, FOAF may try fractional sterilization. Thanks.

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 05:01 PM

My primary PC is a Presto, it holds 7 Qt jars and is really a perfect size for this hobby...Both pots have worked great and cost about $35 for the small and $85 fer th large...
An additional advantage to the small one is that you can easily put it in a glove box to cool down [once the pressure has dropped] - which is extra protection for the agar plates or LC's from contaminant spores ect.

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 06:43 PM

Thanks man. sounds good.

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 07:14 PM

http://mycotopia.net...75&d=1172336121

interesting, one would assume oats are a bit starchy, dense.

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 07:59 PM

cool golly!
you gonna use it like a cake or as spawn? is it shakable?
keep us updated please:)

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 09:09 PM

Cool i only thought you used corn in the jars what else can you use?

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 11:39 AM

It is shakable cake spawn, will proly just mix with a little more shredded mulch/verm in a ziplock and fruit em in the bag ..That way, the Oats will
determine the fruiting power..
According to TMC rolled Oats have more nutrition than Rice or Rye..we'll see.

Kiddo , there are many types of seeds,grains and flours that can grow Mush spawn.. Ya just gotta figure the prep method ..Untill then, best to stick with the tried and true TEK's ,cause this ain't one of em... heh....

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 09:59 PM

I've used oats. Like them.

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 08:15 AM

Lookin good Golly! I've wondered about this myself after buying some Bob's Red Mill brand 5-grain whole oat hot cereal. It has whole grain oats, wheat, rye, barley, triticale and flaxseed. They also have a 10 grain cereal that has corn, millet, oat bran, soy, and brown rice too. I am very interested to see how it fruits out for you and how potent they are! Keep up the experimentation! :bow:

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 10:20 AM

Thnx...Today at day 7, i birthed to ziplocks for fruiting..Decided not to mix with anything, but i will Case them with a mulch/verm mix after a couple o days incubation...

Son,,, preparation of these grain/flours is so easy and fast, that it's worth exploring imo ..I also have BRF and whole rice bags done in similar fashion.

The only slight drawback ,is the nutrient consentration is a bit lower than whole grains because it expands in volume as it cooks..

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 11:29 AM

I wounder how Ps. Cyans would do in oats?

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 12:12 PM

Lookin good Golly! I've wondered about this myself after buying some Bob's Red Mill brand 5-grain whole oat hot cereal. It has whole grain oats, wheat, rye, barley, triticale and flaxseed. They also have a 10 grain cereal that has corn, millet, oat bran, soy, and brown rice too. I am very interested to see how it fruits out for you and how potent they are! Keep up the experimentation! :bow:


I've wondered about using this, bought it once a long time ago for breakfast (10 grain or 7 grain I think). It was just okay. They sell it at a store I don't often go to though.

Golly, my few oats experiments were more or less additions when I ran out of other things. Those times were basically 50% or more oats, but always ground up. Are yours ground up or just left whole?

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 05:01 PM

The oats are not ground, just cooked until they become creamy...

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 05:28 PM

mmmmm... creamyyyyy

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 06:31 PM

speaking of ground.. any tips for making fresh BRF ? (or just put brown rice in a blender or coffee grinder & grind to proper consistency?) Thanks.

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 08:45 PM

A good blender easily turns rice into a coarse flour ,just do one cup at a time.
Takes about 15-20 seconds in mine...

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 09:09 PM

just grabbed some WBS [parakeet food technically]
today that was a mix of just 3 seeds, from walmart,
white millet, hulled oats & canary grass seed.
looks pretty damn good, with oats as #2 ingredient should be interesting.




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