Hello Fellow Mycotopians.
It is with lttle fanfare and much 'chutzpah' I offer a technical idea which I hope may prove to be all I have found it to be ime.
Never owned a PC before, and so buying, useing and caring for one has been a totally new experience. Needless to say in the endless forum foraging I have been engaged in, I encountered something called endospores.
Sure enough, after a few runs of sterilizing popcorn with foiled, tyvek covers, on perforated lids, in pint jars, I found these annoying little spots all over the bottom of my nice new PC.
So I scrubbed 'em out. Comet bleaching power, scouring pad, elbow grease. Look! See! Nothing! Gone! NOT!!!!
Like so many I found they come back.
In the discussions on PC contamination and endospores, I found it hard to fathom that anything could survive those temps.
Also that anything could get a 'molecular' grab on the stainless steel interior of the PC.
But after more than a few encounters, I decided to 'Djaan' my super cape and go stratosphere for answers.
Here then is the solution my "Higher Power" downloaded to me which I pass along to you. It has been tried (once) and tested, and proven to "APPARENTLY" completely and "PERMANENTLY" (theory to be tested) cleanse the interior of any PC.
The cleaning agent is one found in many (most) kitchen/bathrooms called:
It is much used in home cleaning even though it contains a couple of nasties.
Here is the contents from the label
and finally here is the interior of the PC AFTER the treatment. Sorry didn't get a before shot but you know what it looks like.
So all I did was wash any debris out of the PC and rinse it. Pour about 1/2 cup CLR into the PC. put the lid on but not the Bobber.
heat until the pressure lock comes on. Avoid breathing the fumes, corrosive and toxic. Have some ventilation available.
Remove from heat. using oven mitts, swirl the PC around to cover all the surfaces of the interior. Careful of the lid ports.
Rapid cool the PC by running cold water over the lid until the lock releases.
Open the lid. Swirl, empty, rinse, look deep within. Gasp!!!!
It's gone. Nothing but shiny gleaming stainless steel.
Hope it works for you as it did for me.
btw the corn is doing great, presently supporting a lovely growth of Liberty Cap Mycelia. I say mycelia, because it is a pure culture obtained from dried cap tissue via 2 Agar transfers.
Sorry I forgot to resize the pics. - next post
just a preview of coming attractions.
Glovebox sleeves that will blow your mind, large installable injection patches, a tiny portable glovebox, an Oyster cloneing from store bought tissue, a collection of electrical tek-tips, and a few other innovations
Edited by Freaky, 30 January 2011 - 09:42 PM.