first popcorn grow
Posted 10 March 2008 - 07:49 PM
Posted 10 March 2008 - 09:34 PM
I would wait on the Shaggy's till the myc is more established or just let em run without...
Posted 10 March 2008 - 11:32 PM
Posted 12 March 2008 - 05:58 PM
Posted 12 March 2008 - 06:02 PM
You can add gypsum from drywall in a small quantity. Its cheap to buy by itself in a bag. Mix both with the well chopped straw and soak. Then rinse well in a collander (I use bucket with screen over) and do your pasturizing. Two hours at 165 F and then drain well and cool before mixing with spawn.
Posted 12 March 2008 - 06:24 PM
and then in 165 degree water for 2 hours?
Posted 12 March 2008 - 06:31 PM
Mycotopia Web Archive: Sterilization & Pasturization Methods.
LOL just kidding
Yah you soak at least overnight in bleached water with some lime.
Next day drain and rinse that in a bucket with a screen over it or similar.
Place in pillow case (as you will read) or not and simmer at 165 F for at least 2 hours or more, fully submerged.
After the time take straw out of waterbath and drain well till it drips no more.
Let it cool and when it is mix with the popcorn , or whatever spawn you are using.
This is the summary. Nothing beats reading each of the threads in order, and their sub-directories. Then you will be off to the races.
Hope this helps
Posted 12 March 2008 - 06:34 PM
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