Paradox
©
Fisana

Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

DukeX's Long Grain Rice Tutorial


  • Please log in to reply
38 replies to this topic

#1 dukex

dukex

    Mycotopiate

  • Expired Member
  • 583 posts

Posted 21 April 2005 - 07:43 AM








I thought I would do a write-up for those who prefer old school methods.
This is one of the simplest methods I can think of, easy easy easy.

In this tutorial I am going to be making 8 pints jars, I have used quarts for this method but you will have to cut the cakes out between flushes.

In your eight jars put 1/2 cup of long grain rice per jar. I have used white and brown here I prefer the brown but both will work.

Add 3/4 cup of water to each jar, you may use bottled water here if your tap water is high in dissolved solids.

OPTIONAL substitute 2oz of water for some day old brewed coffee. This will give a 30% mixture this may be considered experimental. I have done it both ways with success.
See picture 1 below.

I use the standard PF jar lid with either a filter disk or kite grade tyvek over the top of the lid to keep it dry.
See picture 2 below.

Put your foil on check your rubber bands so they won’t fall apart in the PC and make a mess.
See picture 3 below.

I pressure cook this for 40 minutes turn off the heat and let it sit overnight until the next day before I remove from the PC.
See picture 4 below.

Final product showing moisture consistency.
See picture 5 below.

Thats it folks you can either case with a 50/50, straight vermiculite or just let them go invitro.

Peace...

Attached Thumbnails

  • Picture 140.jpg
  • Picture 139.jpg
  • Picture 138.jpg
  • Picture 137.jpg
  • Picture 136.jpg


#2 Hippie3

Hippie3

    DUNG DEALER

  • Founders
  • 40,642 posts

Posted 21 April 2005 - 07:47 AM

as a mod
feel free to tag your own/others work
archive material
for addition to our vaults,
once the thread settles down.

#3 Guest_freakachino_*

Guest_freakachino_*
  • Guest

Posted 21 April 2005 - 08:59 AM

Nice write up Duke!!!

This is how I began my cultivation when I first started out. I let them grow right out of the jars then. Thanks for sharing! Also, if I could add that while I fruitied them out of the jars I covered them with coffee filters to help hold moisture in and to keep contams out. It was kinda hard to get the fruits out sometimes but oh well.

#4 perrch01

perrch01

    Mycotopiate

  • Expired Member
  • 1,473 posts

Posted 21 April 2005 - 09:01 AM

What kind of results do you get letting them fruit invitro?


Nice tutorial

#5 dukex

dukex

    Mycotopiate

  • Expired Member
  • 583 posts

Posted 21 April 2005 - 09:41 AM

Most of the time they go to the edges of the cake and glass you end up cutting they out. I dont have any real good pics of invitro but here are a couple pics using this method.

"I covered them with coffee filters to help hold moisture in"

When I do the quart jars I do that usually tyvek or a filter disc. With the pints I will put them in the tank for fruiting.

Peace...

Attached Thumbnails

  • Picture 100.jpg
  • Picture 098.jpg
  • Picture 045.jpg
  • Picture 125.jpg


#6 Guest_freakachino_*

Guest_freakachino_*
  • Guest

Posted 21 April 2005 - 10:43 AM

Yeah when they grow out of the jars they don't really invitro, just up to the fresh air. Coffee filters back in the day before I learned the greatness of tyvek! :) I wish I had used a casing layer in there too. But I think this is a good way to go for a beginner along with regular invitro or pf tek.

#7 Hippie3

Hippie3

    DUNG DEALER

  • Founders
  • 40,642 posts

Posted 21 April 2005 - 10:45 AM

it's not just for
beginners.
it serves to meet the end

#8 Lazlo

Lazlo

    old hand

  • Honorary Former Staff
  • 7,620 posts

Posted 21 April 2005 - 10:51 AM

Damn nice tek Duke! I've been thinking about this for a while to use with my bowls. I might give it a try. Thanks.

#9 Alkady Mycomania

Alkady Mycomania

    Mycophiliac

  • Expired Member
  • 47 posts

Posted 21 April 2005 - 11:05 AM

Anyone have experience with using this as spawn? Does it break up like rye does? The health food store near my FOAF stopped carrying rye, and our hearts are broken. This looks fantastic! Time to give straight rice a shot along with millet. I wonder how dense the mix is as opposed to regular BRF + verm. Looks a lot like rye which is why I got excited ;-)

Quick question: You don't shake the jars to 'even' out moisture, that doesn't seem to be a problem? This seems like an excellent alternative to rye. Notice any significant difference in colonization time? I'd expect not... Thanks Dukex! Incredible!

#10 dukex

dukex

    Mycotopiate

  • Expired Member
  • 583 posts

Posted 21 April 2005 - 11:14 AM

No dont think it would be good for spawn its a moist rice cake. That would be the problem getting to to break up nice, it wouldnt. Its a light cake there is some air in there.

No shaking or stiring nothing. No alternative to rye. Maybe a little quicker on the colonization because of being light and airy. Your welcome :)

Peace...

#11 vrooota

vrooota

    Onamonapia

  • Free Member
  • 677 posts

Posted 22 April 2005 - 11:46 AM

hmmmm when I tried to do it your way duke, my rice compacted at the bottom of the jars too much to let myc grow all the way through. It works better for me to cook the rice and then throw it in the pc. Also, you can keep the grain loose like rye for spawning if you want, use only half of your jars volume if you do and then shake after the pc and a few times through colo. I usually just let mine grow into 1 piece rice cakes though. I then dice them up into bite sized pieces for spawning. Haven't been able to get them to fruit invitro though, seems like they don't hold very much water. Good writeup Dukex:)

#12 dukex

dukex

    Mycotopiate

  • Expired Member
  • 583 posts

Posted 23 April 2005 - 09:50 AM

vrooota I have been using this for a couple years, took me quite abit of trial and error to get the ratio down. In the beginning I did as you say and cook it load jars ,PC then eat what was left over. The problem with that method was there wasnt enough water content IMO.

I specifically didnt mention using it as spawn cause I didnt want to advocate that. This was meant to be as simple as possible. :) Thanks for the kind words.

Peace...

#13 kam

kam

    Mycomath & fungal physics

  • Free Member
  • 147 posts

Posted 23 April 2005 - 10:34 AM


I use the standard PF jar lid with either a filter disk or kite grade tyvek over the top of the lid to keep it dry.
See picture 2 below.

Do you mean you make the PF 4-hole lids, then cover with Tyvek and put on the bands? Has this Tyvek layer become common for PF style jars?

Thanks for any clarification.

#14 dukex

dukex

    Mycotopiate

  • Expired Member
  • 583 posts

Posted 23 April 2005 - 10:54 AM

.
.
.
.
.
.

" Do you mean you make the PF 4-hole lids, then cover with Tyvek and put on the bands?"

Yes that is how I am doing it, works good last a long time :)

"Has this Tyvek layer become common for PF style jars?"

No that tek uses the vermiclite barrier as the filter. I am guilty of altering this but wont go into here. I consider this to be more like a technique I found by Dr. Steven H. Pollock, M.D

I will post the original if anyone wants to see it ?

Peace...

#15 kam

kam

    Mycomath & fungal physics

  • Free Member
  • 147 posts

Posted 23 April 2005 - 11:08 AM

Got it, makes sense that you'd need more protection without the vermiculite layer. I wouldn't mind reading that original text you mentioned, either.

I like the simplicity of preparation in this method. Add water, rice, and cook. It would be convenient for someone who doesn't have the security to spend up to a few hours getting jars mixed and PC'd. I'm considering trying this method for my next set of jars, but I'd like to know how this compares invitro to the standard method in terms of pinning tendencies, yields, etc.

And, lastly, would it work with short grain brown rice?

#16 kam

kam

    Mycomath & fungal physics

  • Free Member
  • 147 posts

Posted 23 April 2005 - 11:10 AM

Oh, and I'm guessing polyfill would work too?

#17 dukex

dukex

    Mycotopiate

  • Expired Member
  • 583 posts

Posted 23 April 2005 - 11:20 AM

.
.
.
.
.
.

I think on average it compares to PF tek and or invitro.

Yes short grain will do just fine and is mentioned in the original texts. I missed that :o

Polyfill would also work fine maybe even better since it can be used as a injection site.

I will post the original as I havent seen it in the archives and reference it back to here. If you give it a try please let us know your results.

Peace...

#18 kam

kam

    Mycomath & fungal physics

  • Free Member
  • 147 posts

Posted 23 April 2005 - 12:10 PM

With short grains, might the same ratio hold or should I experiment with the ratios/precook the rice with it?

#19 Hippie3

Hippie3

    DUNG DEALER

  • Founders
  • 40,642 posts

Posted 23 April 2005 - 12:21 PM

i doubt long/short makes enough diff to matter.

#20 bipolar

bipolar

    Mycotopiate

  • Expired Member
  • 284 posts

Posted 23 April 2005 - 01:10 PM

Yes Dukex, I'm very interested in the original. Post or link to it please. Btw, nice write up!




Like Mycotopia? Become a member today!