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Shiitake BRF Growlog Complete - Many Large Pictures. * 7
    #11897262 - 01/25/10 12:08 PM (4 years, 8 months ago)

Greetings,

This is my first post on this particular forum, though I've been a lurker for the better part of a decade.  I figured the best way to get started off with the community is to share, so I hope you all enjoy!  I originally attempted to post in Grow Logs, but I don't have enough posts yet.  Let me know if it would have been better posted elsewhere....

I have definitely pioneered here a little bit, but bare with me - I am happy with my results so far.  I'm in no way an expert, so your milage may vary.  I am very pleased with my results using this method and that's all that matters for any grower at the end of any grow! :smile:

Still, I am always on the lookout for way to improve my methods.  Any and all suggestions, advice, commentary, etc is welcome.

Method:
Calssic BRF Tek

inoculation:
Honey Liquid Culture (200ml/4%)

Special Ingredients:
Generic Wooden Kabob Skewers

Substrate:
-1/2 Vermiculite
-1/4 BRF
-1/4 Ground Wild Bird Seed
-7 "1 and 1/2 inch" kabob skewers /jar

Proceedure:
1.)Mix all substrate components.
2.)Saturate, mix and squeeze by hand until field capacity.
3.)Load all jars as per standard BRF Tek.
4.)Insert 6+ "1 and 1/2" inch sections of wooden skewer to each jar.
5.)Pressure cook all jars for 90 minutes.
6.)Once cool, inoculate and wait.
7.)Once bark begins to appear, place jars in the fridge for 5 days.
8.)On the final night in the fridge, dunk for 24 hours (again in the fridge).
9.)After dunk, birth and roll/double-end case/etc.
10.)Mist, air, harvest and enjoy!

Time Frames:
Colonization      - 12/14/2009 to 1/4/2101 (about 3 weeks until "bark" spots appear).
Consolidation Time - 1/4 to 1/9 (this is the one week after bark appears).
Cold Shocked      - 1/9 to 1/16 (Dunked on final night).
Brith Date        - 1/16
Pin Date          - 1/19
Harvest and Dinner - 1/25

Notes:
-I like to soak my sewers in advance in cofee.
-I use dilute coffee in ALL of the water I use in preparing my substrate.
-I only used 7 "inch and a half" sections of skewer per jar.  I believe that shiitake doesn't require as much wood as people would believe.
-Wife and I aired frequently and misted HEAVILY at least 6 times a day.
-Shiitakes are really yummy.

Seriously, this was EASY!  Anyone who is interested in learning to grow, this is an awesome way to start out.  It is EXACTLY like growing the "more popular" variety of mushrooms with the exception of the cold shock in teh fridge - no biggie.  They taste much better too, imho. :smile:

Cakes Freshly Birthed:


Visible Barking


Primordia:


Primordia Closeup:


Overview #1:


Primordia to Pins:


Pin Closeup:


Overview #2:


Pin Progression:


Overview #3:


Aggressively Fruiting:


Closeup of Fruit:


One of my Favs:


Overview #4:


Closeup Pre-Harvest:


Closeup of my Largest Fruit:


Closeup of Cuties:


Cakes: Final Photos:

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This isn't REALLY cake 7 - I was really stoned and fuxed up my numbas!
[image]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4301873823_f4e43dace4_b.jpg
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Another of my Favs

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Harvest

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Less than 1/2 of total fruits: 10oz!!  I easily grew over a pound.  Will update with BE numbers ASAP.  The smaller fruits are still growing!

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Dinner Time!  Yummah!
Shiitake, flank steak, peppers, onions and sweet potato FTW!!!

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Thank you for allowing me to share!

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Re: Shiitake BRF Growlog Complete - Many Large Pictures. [Re: shroom-jitsu]
    #11897289 - 01/25/10 12:15 PM (4 years, 8 months ago)

:thumbup:


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Re: Shiitake BRF Growlog Complete - Many Large Pictures. [Re: shroom-jitsu]
    #11897294 - 01/25/10 12:16 PM (4 years, 8 months ago)

Nice dude, I'll be the one to give you your first rating as well. For contributing a VERY good first post :smile:


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Re: Shiitake BRF Growlog Complete - Many Large Pictures. [Re: shroom-jitsu]
    #11897304 - 01/25/10 12:18 PM (4 years, 8 months ago)

Very nice! i want to start a shiitake grow soon but i am going to try replacing the brown rice flower with saw dust. Did you start from spores? i have access to freshly grown shiitake so i may try growing them from spore. Nice grow by the way!


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Re: Shiitake BRF Growlog Complete - Many Large Pictures. [Re: hidekie80]
    #11897335 - 01/25/10 12:23 PM (4 years, 8 months ago)

I started with a LC syringe from a Shroomery "Preferred Vendor".  I was going to go the sawdust route too originally.  I had things worked out with a guy at Home Depot, but when I went to pick it up he wasn't there.  The other guy I asked flat-out told me "no".  Hence the wooden skewers.

I wasn't hoping for very good results, but I was determined to begin my grow without delay.  The skewers for the kabobs went right into the jars.  I now believe that shiitake doesn't require as much wood as some folks believe.


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Re: Shiitake BRF Growlog Complete - Many Large Pictures. [Re: Jordan2Dope]
    #11897337 - 01/25/10 12:24 PM (4 years, 8 months ago)

Wow. Just wow! What a GREAT first post. Seeing that meal makes me hungry as a mofo. :tongue:

5 shrooms easy.


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Re: Shiitake BRF Growlog Complete - Many Large Pictures. [Re: Trim]
    #11897366 - 01/25/10 12:30 PM (4 years, 8 months ago)

Wow.  I just realized that my cakes took 92yrs and 3 weeks to colonize!  Everytime I try to type 2010, I get 2101. :p


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Re: Shiitake BRF Growlog Complete - Many Large Pictures. [Re: shroom-jitsu]
    #11897386 - 01/25/10 12:33 PM (4 years, 8 months ago)

Nicely done! :congrats:

So...


                                                          ...diner party at your place? :wink:


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Re: Shiitake BRF Growlog Complete - Many Large Pictures. [Re: BrandNewbie]
    #11897450 - 01/25/10 12:47 PM (4 years, 8 months ago)

Haha, maybe next time!  This time around we picked enough for my family - the four of us, two little ones.  That 10oz was a little more than half the total mass of shiitake's from this flush, to eyeball it.  Out of 12 cakes, it looks like I'll net over a pound wet on a single flush - and two of my cakes were very weak producers.  I'll know for sure once the remainder of this flush matures. 

I never expected this much yeild.  Does anyone know if this is typical?


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Re: Shiitake BRF Growlog Complete - Many Large Pictures. [Re: shroom-jitsu]
    #11897666 - 01/25/10 01:31 PM (4 years, 8 months ago)

Please use your 'Pics' button in the top left of each page to post pictures so you can put thumbnails up.  If you add files from the bottom of the page it puts the whole picture up and those of us such as myself with no access to high speed internet can't even see them.  I really wish I could get broadband, but it's not available.
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Re: Shiitake BRF Growlog Complete - Many Large Pictures. [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #11897745 - 01/25/10 01:45 PM (4 years, 8 months ago)

Fuck me sideways!

That is top quality cultivation.
:highfive:

Have five on it.


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Re: Shiitake BRF Growlog Complete - Many Large Pictures. [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #11897760 - 01/25/10 01:47 PM (4 years, 8 months ago)

Sorry about the way the pics were posted... I'll try to correct them so they show as thumbnails right now..


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Re: Shiitake BRF Growlog Complete - Many Large Pictures. [Re: shroom-jitsu]
    #11897802 - 01/25/10 01:57 PM (4 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

shroom-jitsu said:
Sorry about the way the pics were posted... I'll try to correct them so they show as thumbnails right now..





Actually, I don't think I can correct it... or at least I don't know how.  There were limits in place that prevented me from using my Shroomery gallery.  I put them up on another photo site and linked from there.  If there is a way to fix it, let me know and I will.


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Re: Shiitake BRF Growlog Complete - Many Large Pictures. [Re: shroom-jitsu]
    #11898113 - 01/25/10 02:56 PM (4 years, 8 months ago)

If you havent uploaded anything you should be able to do so.

Click Pictures near the top of the screen under where it says 'Welcome....HUNGRY'

You have a choice of five options, click the first one Upload

Picture upload for username will come up and below it says
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Click browse and find you picture location on you PC and open them when the 'file upload' box comes up.
Do this for all your pics then click Upload

A small box will come up with a blue progress bar and when its done it will show you all your pics with a code [url][image]blahblahblah[url/] or similar
copy the codes into a post and youre done.

If you done a multi upload at the bottom you can copy all codes at once.


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Re: Shiitake BRF Growlog Complete - Many Large Pictures. [Re: badman]
    #11899235 - 01/25/10 05:59 PM (4 years, 8 months ago)

Nice to see something other than cubes. Good work!!!


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Re: Shiitake BRF Growlog Complete - Many Large Pictures. [Re: shroom-jitsu]
    #11900313 - 01/25/10 08:28 PM (4 years, 8 months ago)

That's awesome! I want to try this.


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Re: Shiitake BRF Growlog Complete - Many Large Pictures. [Re: earth dweller]
    #11900361 - 01/25/10 08:36 PM (4 years, 8 months ago)

very impressive first post,and grow:thumbup:
i have some shiitake going right now also
i hope mine turn out as well as yours did

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Re: Shiitake BRF Growlog Complete - Many Large Pictures. [Re: noobieshroomie]
    #11900752 - 01/25/10 09:30 PM (4 years, 8 months ago)

Thanks guys.  I hope more people give it a shot because it was really easy and I think there are a lot of new avenues to explore in clutivating them.  I only found a few good growlogs on shiitake BRF cakes for example.  I'm going to try a larger substrate block next time because it looks like shiitakes can fruit much larger than these from cakes.  They're delicious, so I think I might have to stick with shiitakes for a while.  I just read that spent shiitake substrate makes a great base substrate for oysters, so I might look into growing them too.


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    #11900787 - 01/25/10 09:35 PM (4 years, 8 months ago)

"I just read that spent shiitake substrate makes a great base substrate for oysters, so I might look into growing them too"

For real?

You learn something new every day... you got a link Im intrigued.


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Re: Shiitake BRF Growlog Complete - Many Large Pictures. [Re: shroom-jitsu]
    #11900923 - 01/25/10 09:52 PM (4 years, 8 months ago)

Ok.. final total weight was 21oz wet!  Really, it's not as much as it sounds since I weighed them with the stems.  If I weighed only the caps I'm sure it would be a lot less.  I actually like eating the stems.  I dip them raw in dip just like celery.  My wife is also going to make stock from the rest.  It's all good to me.


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