Posted 20 October 2005 - 03:16 PM
Posted 20 October 2005 - 04:08 PM
Posted 24 March 2006 - 08:32 AM
- Horse Poo
- Styrofoam Cooler
- Large Pot of Water
- Thermometer (cooking kind)
- Weight (to hold down poo)
Step 1: Gather up your horse poo, pillowcase, weight & styrofoam cooler. Place your poo into the pillowcase and tie the top in a loose knot.
Step 2: Place the pillowcase on the bottom of the cooler and place your weight or anything else that's heavy and can get wet on top of the pillowcase to hold it down.
Step 3: Now you want to get a large pot of water heated up to pasturizing temps. Make sure you are using enough water to submerse the pillowcase completely. I use a cheap thermometer used for cooking(supermarket) to monitor the water temperature. I try to get the water in the 170-180F area.
*Important* 180F is the absolute highest you want to go, so if it goes above this, let it cool back down below the 180 mark before proceeding.
Step 4: Pour the steaming water into the cooler until the pillowcase is completely submerged and place the lid on the cooler. If you skipped the second part of step 2, you will now have a floating pillowcase full of poo and will burn your hands trying to push it below the water, Owwwww!
If you see any steam escaping from underneath the lid, you may want to place something heavy on the lid to keep it on snug.
Now you just wait for an hour. The water temperature will drop while in the cooler, but should stay within pasturization temps for hours.
This is after an hour in my cooler:
The temp only dropped 10 degrees in that time.
Once the hour is up, take the pillowcase out (careful, it's still hot!) and let it drain in the sink. Once it's cooled down, squeeze out the excess water and add your spawn to it. I didn't take any pics of this part because a buddy had to borrow my camera at the time, but you get the idea.
You can use a regular cooler for this also and it would probably work better for insulating the heat. This method accomplishes pasturization without the "earthy" smell that some of us can't stand and also doesn't require constant monitoring of pasturization temps like some other methods.
Posted 24 March 2006 - 09:54 AM
It's funny but I am always interested in what people use to weight there substrate down with. I use red bricks.
Posted 24 March 2006 - 10:05 AM
Posted 24 March 2006 - 11:28 AM
one might also combine the
bleach and/or lime pasteurization teks
with this hot water bath.
Posted 24 March 2006 - 12:27 PM
8 hours is kinda long for pasteurizing
Some Commercial growers pasturize their substrates for 3 days!!!
Posted 24 March 2006 - 12:27 PM
Posted 24 March 2006 - 12:28 PM
Commercial growers pasturize their substrates for 3 days!!!
Posted 24 March 2006 - 12:47 PM
The reason I started doing this is I made a casing that the poo was only pasturized for 1 hour and when it was inccubating eggs hatched and my susbstrate was crawling with maggots, I learned this technique from a very well known cubensis grower, one of ralphsters good friends......
Posted 24 March 2006 - 12:49 PM
Posted 25 March 2006 - 12:26 AM
time is precious
and we know that many, many growers succeed
with much shorter pasteurization times.
Posted 25 March 2006 - 09:14 AM
Posted 25 March 2006 - 09:18 AM
is not a sign of any lack of patience.
that's an un-warranted jab.
someone might call one who pasteurized for 8 hours
a bit anal-obsessive-compulsive
but that would be rude eh.
Posted 25 March 2006 - 09:25 AM
Posted 25 March 2006 - 09:27 AM
and if that's a problem
you know how to
show yourself to the door.
Posted 25 March 2006 - 09:28 AM
Posted 25 March 2006 - 09:38 AM
I can take my donations to the competition,.
you had already reneged on your promised 'donations'
as your last PM yesterday stated, right ?
so don't expect much mileage out of a broken promise
or a pitiful threat.
Posted 25 March 2006 - 10:07 AM
I don't think it's much harder plopping it into a pot or a cooler!
I like the ease of just ploping it in a machine
I do an hour and a half and it seems to work everytime.
LOL at the deodorant stick.