Plus what is the advantage to this as opposed to "milking" a fully colonized grain jar with a syringe?
I don't mean to talk for KC, but I can tell you it would be next to impossible to add water to a fully colonized WBS jar and have it break off enough myc to be worth it. A jar of corn is different because there is much more space between the grains and it will break up much nicer.
The space between the grains is key for this to work because they are full of myc jumping from grain to grain, and are vulnerable to being knocked off into the water.
its not impossible thats what i did in my last post. but make sure you use a phonebook to break up the jar prior to blending it up. what i did was use a make shift wide mouth blender attachment. i then pressure cooked 1/2 quart of water. i broke up the grain. then quickly took the lid off that quart and replaced it with my sterile wide mouth blade attachment and then blended it up enough to pour a little into a slurry. so what ive done now is make pint jars of wbs so that i can use my regular mouth attachment and use that one pint for 100 quarts or more. i feel it would easily do 150 quart jars from that one grain slurry pint. as far as popcorn, your right, it will work better because the grain size but if you blend the popcorn with a lower volume of water it can turn into a mudlike consistency and expose inner grain. id use a higher volume of water ratio if you were doing it with the corn grain. a guy at shroomery blended his oat grain with a 2:1 grain to water ratio and it turned into a mud like consistency. he had to then spoon out the mud slurry into his bulk substrate. so i think the smaller wbs particle size works well with the blended grain compared to the oats. if your using the oats or bigger grain size id go a litlte higher volume of water to grain.
the regular mouth attachment doesn't fit on the oster base. so, you can take a drill bit and stick it in the end of the blade attachment and have a mild blend. it doesn't really even break up the grain that much but more loosens the mycelia from the grain.
yeah i know its a sloppy job but it does the trick.
Edited by eatyualive, 18 January 2015 - 11:11 AM.