Recipe and Tutorial for Making Hardwood Substrates - PDF attached
Posted 19 October 2007 - 10:08 AM
Hardwood Animal Bedding
Soak 2 cups of wood chips in water overnight.
Add 10 cups of animal bedding to large mixing bowl
Add 1 cup of wheat bran
Add 1 cup of gypsum
Mix these well and then add 700-750 ml of Water.
This is the perfect water level
so that no excess drains into the bottom of the spawn bag after setting for awhile.
This makes exactly 3 lbs everytime.
Load your favorite spawn bag
Tape the spawn bag closed with micropore tape, fold it back on itself to cover the tyvek filter patch and keep it down with 2 more pieces of tape.
Pressure sterilize for 60-90 minutes at 15 psi. Allow to cool to room temperature before removing and sealing with an impulse sealer.
To inoculate the bags you can use 2-3 cc's of culture or spawn a quart rye jar to them. In the following pics, I spawned 1 quart rye jar of Maitake to (2) 5 lb bags of hardwood substrate.
2 Maitake and 3 Shiitake incubating.
Posted 19 October 2007 - 10:16 AM
Posted 19 October 2007 - 10:40 AM
Posted 19 October 2007 - 11:30 AM
Thanks! I am on my way to doing some as well hopefully.
No problem, glad to help. If anyone puts this to use, I'll interested in trading some gourmet mushroom spores with ya.
Posted 19 October 2007 - 02:22 PM
Posted 19 October 2007 - 04:11 PM
Permanent bookmark, will read often.. Just starting Azures.
Posted 19 October 2007 - 04:56 PM
plz learn how to upload pix here
and do so in the future.
this is important requirement
so images are entered in our image browser and your photo gallery
and don't get lost when your link gets broken.
i edited your post to fix it.