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#21 kevinfergo

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 11:48 AM

here is what they are looking like today...there is one funky little mutant.

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#22 Hippie3

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 02:04 PM

I always remove big things but some smaller sticks and such stay in the mix. Can this cause a problem?


that's where green mold often begins...

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 02:06 PM

Keep us posted on the growth man

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 02:21 PM

that's where green mold often begins...

Ahh. I figured pasteurizing would get that. is this not the case?

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 11:12 AM

1)what is the generally accepted size jar to use for popcorn?

2)what is the generally accepted PC'ing time for those popcorn jars?

3)When using the polyfill jammed into the hole in the lid method...do you cover with aluminum foil before PC'ing and then cover again with foil after nocc'ing them up for incubation (or leave the foil off for air transfer while incubating)??

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 11:50 AM

1] quarts
2] 90-120 minutes at 15 psi
3] cover with aluminum foil before PC'ing,
leave the foil off for air transfer while incubating
use small hole in lid [~pencil-sized]

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 04:59 PM

just a lil side note
some people have a little difficulty with water /pcorn levels
so it helps some people to toss a little dry verm in the mix
being as its better to be slightly dry as opposed to too wet

good luck
lots of people swear by pcorn
i hope you find it easy and fruitful

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 08:42 PM

Thanks, Hey Destroy, Im trying your grains suggestion also...so far so good. How much verm to throw in after soaking??

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 09:19 PM

How much verm to throw in after soaking??


not much,
a tablespoon is usually plenty for mine.

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 11:57 AM

table spoon per quart? Its the engineer in me, gotta be sure.

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 12:45 PM

yep

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 12:58 AM

The pressure cooking time can be adjusted to the lower side if you use the pressure cooking method to hydrate the corn. When pressure cooking to hydrate the corn, a 60-90 minute final PC time should suffice.

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 01:12 AM

take it from highflyer
just from lurking for a long time
i know hf is a big supporter of corn. and has always had good advice and suggestions on it.

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 02:57 AM

I like quarts or pints for popcorn. I found that if you dry it well before pc'ing then it should be just right on hydration. I am not usually in a hurry so i also soak mine for 24-36 hours with a short simmer and then pc. I think some like to just pc it for hydration which I don't do because I don't like to clean my heavy pc afterwards. I think its a good grain and not expensive. Plus you can pop some to watch a movie while waiting!:) Hippie gives good advice with the verm, it helps if your jars always have water on the bottom. And Highflyer, I trust on popcorn advice! To me its a good first grain to start with.

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 10:30 AM

there is a room with (2) 175 watt HPS lights. There are 12 popcorn pint jars innoculating. reynolds wrap sealed on top, because punctured holes in top of jar for syringe. Maybe i should let them just breath huh? and no reynolds wrap? the environment is sterile.can the jars sit under the light to raise internal thermometer? or is this just useless and they would do better in a cool, dark, closet in room temperature, with no air exchange.

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 10:48 AM

hmm a little breathin action will probably give you most satisfactory results

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 10:50 AM

should use tyvek or filter disc, then tape over the hole you inoc through... also, that seems like a waste of electricity(2 175Watt HPS's), they'll fruit fine with diffuse daylight or even an incandescent...

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 10:53 AM

just figured it would be a better place to put them as the room is already the mj lounge. figured they would enjoy the environment, next to my girls:]

#39 Hippie3

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 10:59 AM

you need to glue a tyvek patch over each hole
so filtered air can get in/out

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 02:44 PM

If you have plants in the room, then the environment is certainly not sterile . . .

Not to say that a "sterile" room is needed, but I'd hate for you to work in there
with the idea that it's a clean room when having a clean room w/ MJ isn't really possible.

Is there any noticable growth as of yet? What makes you think they need more air?

If all you have is foil over jars, there just may be more air getting in there than you
think... the problem with changing it at this point in the game is that any tweaking
may introduce contams that otherwise wouldn't be there....

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