Duke's Rice Technique vs. PF
Posted 31 May 2005 - 09:20 PM
Posted 31 May 2005 - 10:50 PM
Posted 01 June 2005 - 03:52 PM
Posted 01 June 2005 - 05:33 PM
9er the guy who pioneered the first whole rice tek i ever saw,
recommended cooking the rice as follows-
Cook the rice according to the instructions on the package except for reducing the water to 1 1/2 cup water to 1 cup grain and leaving out the margarine/salt. Try a bite to see if it's fully cooked and tender. Then fluff and stir the grain, and spoon it into jars until full. Tap the jars to work the grain down. Don't over compact the jars. If it makes a mush in the bottom with hardly any air spaces, you should empty it out and re-fluff with a fork
Posted 01 June 2005 - 06:49 PM
I think it works better this way, you just can't cook it until its too dry, otherwise it won't colo as well. IME whole rice cakes don't hold enough moisture by themselves to fruit invitro or even in a terrarium,
Why not try to cook the rice as suggested and then rinse and drain well. Then after a the grain has drained, load into jars and pc for 60 minutes @ 15psi for sterilization? I'd be willing to bet my bottom dollar the results would be great!
Posted 01 June 2005 - 09:54 PM
Posted 01 June 2005 - 10:59 PM
Posted 02 June 2005 - 01:41 PM
I've removed the verm layer in my jar to give the pins fresh air and room. They are quickly developing into mushrooms, and I'm very excited.
Dandelion beer can be made like any other herb beer: You boil the assorted herbs then add sugar and ferment the mixture. Mine ended up not fermenting, I think because the brewer's yeast I used must have been deactivated. I'll be adding different yeast to it soon. This site turned me on to it: Nettle, Dandelion and Burdock Beer.
The harvest of the 'shrooms should be in a few days, so until then,
Posted 07 June 2005 - 07:03 PM
I have some PR going this method now and when I get some time I will post some pics for comparison.
Posted 09 June 2005 - 09:31 AM
Posted 10 June 2005 - 08:43 AM
Well now that I went shopping I see that I am using the Kroger brand brown rice it was on sale for $10 for 10 - 2 lb bags.
Posted 12 June 2005 - 04:45 PM
Can somebody help me determine why all my attempts at fruiting invitro have failed? What have I done to keep my mushrooms from developing into full fruits (my biggest one was <1 g wet)? I hope with the dunk I'll be able to get my first real invitro flush.
Growth seems to be stopped again in the full rice jars. I am going to throw them out and try a different preparation.