I was wondering how I was going to
pasteurize the casing materials.
I will use the bath style.
Would mixing the verm , cactus mix
and lime before pasteurizing be good?
Or do you past. seperate?
Also, when it's done pasteurizing, cooling,
do you just squeeze it out to FC ?
And would FC be the same for exotics casings
as it is for cubes?
I use my PC and fill it up about 3 quarter of the way with water. I put in a Tsp of Lime and heat up the water to 160f. I mix the Verm and Cactus soil, dry in a pillowcase and then I submerge the pillowcase in the lime/water for 90 minutes. I keep a thermometer in the water and make sure it stays between 155-170. When 90 minutes is up I pull out the pillowcase with the casing mix in it and I hang it above my sink, after there are no more drips it usually is perfect moisture wise. Then I let it cool completely in the pillowcase. Yes, field capacity is the same for Pans as cubies. If you err on the side of dry you can always mist it up to capacity :thumbup: