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#1 statikal

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Posted 19 April 2006 - 11:56 PM

I have a question about the karo tek, It says to add 1/16 teaspoons of yeast per 100ml of water to the mix but I don't have a measureing spoon that small. How would I go about measuring 1/16. Also Im not sure if I should use polyfil instead of a closed lid on the jar. I was thinking polyfil would be better because the jars would grow faster if i am not mistaken. I plan to start my jars tomorrow afternoon with an old creeper syringes.

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 12:19 AM

use half of 1/8 tsp or a small pinch should be close if polyfill gets wet it can contam easy.

if you have enough air in the jar closing it is not a problem.

my foaf likes to use a 3/8 inch washer with tyvec glued on both sides then poke a hole in the middle of the lid and glue the filter over that

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 12:32 AM

a 1/16 of a teaspoon?!
You could do this:
measure out a teaspoon and dump it out on a hard smooth surface.
Using a razor or credit card or whatever, cut it in half.
Cut the half in half (1/4)
Cut that half in half (1/8)
Cut that half in half (1/16)

Basically, it's a pinch.

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 12:51 AM

small knifetip, or small pinch, is more like it

#5 malefacter

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 11:50 AM

a 1/16 of a teaspoon?!
You could do this:
measure out a teaspoon and dump it out on a hard smooth surface.
Using a razor or credit card or whatever, cut it in half.
Cut the half in half (1/4)
Cut that half in half (1/8)
Cut that half in half (1/16)

Basically, it's a pinch.

just take 1/8 and cut it in half you dont need mutch its strong stuff

#6 SharkieJones

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 09:30 PM

A very small pinch with the tip of your finger.

#7 Hippie3

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 09:50 PM

Also Im not sure if I should use polyfil instead of a closed lid on the jar. I was thinking polyfil would be better because the jars would grow faster if i am not mistaken..


some air is good
but most LCs have enough room in the jar
for plenty.

#8 statikal

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 01:14 AM

Hello I just started my karo jars and I think I may of over cooked them or heated them to fast on my pc. I cooked at 15 psi for 20 min, I used distilled water and nutnutritional yeast. This is my first attemp at karo and I dont want to use up spores on bad jars. Below are some pics the first pic is before i cooked them and the rest are after shots. Do you think I over cooked?

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#9 Mycorama

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 01:28 AM

i dont think theres really anyway to tell if its anygood or not, could be wrong though...

might as well try a couple of em. couldent hurt...

JMO

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 01:43 AM

is that sediment in the bottom of the jar?
till this day ive yet to crack open the giant jug of nut. yeast ive got,
so couldnt tell you if those look right, from experience.

were they yellow before cooking?

karo LC's are clear, before the addition of Nutritional Yeast, and karo is all one needs for success

if they turned yellow during PC they're likely caramelized..

again tho, wait for more replies it may be a normal reaction from the yeast

#11 koreanindica

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 07:35 AM

http://mycotopia.net...read.php?t=8779

With Karo and Honey, if you PC for too long your solution may turn yellowed. This is called carmilization and is over-baking of the sugars which may result in little or no growth at all. If this happens you can still try and grow a culture, but if you are pressed for spores it is best to just start over.


sorry dude but u carmelized.

#12 arezap

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 07:37 AM

Try at 10 psi.

#13 Hippie3

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 07:38 AM

the first pic is before i cooked them


http://mycotopia.net...26&d=1145686216

the cloudiness of the nyeast makes it
impossible to judge.
next time i'd leave that out.
not needed .

#14 statikal

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 11:37 AM

okay thanks for the help Im just going to make some new jars without the yeast this time.

#15 Hippie3

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 11:49 AM

have you seen this thread ?
http://mycotopia.net...ad.php?p=148186

this pic is a karo-yeast blend-
http://mycotopia.net...85&d=1109117546




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