After the suitable moisture level has been reached it is time to pasteurize. Put the lid on the mixing bowl, leaving it loose so as to allow the steam that is produced during pasteurization to escape slowly. Microwave the castings on high for 5 minutes. Let them stand in the microwave 1 hour, and again, cook on high for 5 minutes. After the 5 minutes are up, clean your hands with a sanitizer, and open the microwave and close the bowl lid tight. Allow the castings to cool in the microwave.
Has anyone one used this to any success? Then I also have two (tweaks) I would like to make to this tek.
1) My substrate will be Castings, Coir and Verm, either 1:1:1 or 2:1:1. If I mix them all prior, will this effect the efficiency of this microwave pasteurization tek?
2) Will it be okay to pasteurize/cool and then colonize in the same container?
My plan is to spawn 2 or 3 PF Jars to a 3.07L Family size tupperware container of castings, coir and verm.