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    #15261909 - 10/22/11 03:57 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

The wife and I Love mushrooms, and I am getting very displeased at the price, selection and quality of the mushrooms form our local market.  So I started looking into growing my own.  So that's whats brought me here to this magnificent site to learn and maybe someday master the cultivation of gourmet mushrooms. 

First off I want to say... What a GREAT Community This Is!  I can't thank the founding members and all the folks that contribute here enough for having IMO the Best Mycology Community site there is.  The wealth of information here is near endless and I am looking forward to doing what I can to support and contribute to this awesome site. 

After lurking around here for the last month or so, and reading hundreds of threads, I started getting all my equipment together and now I am ready to dive into this Head First.  Wow...What have it got myself into? 

Equipment I have bought so far;

PC Presto 23qt




Various size syringes, surgical masks, latex gloves, gauze sponges, alcohol burner, isopropyl and denatured alcohol, spray and squirt bottle.


Half gallon, quart, pint, and half pint wide mouth jars, jar funnel, plastic lids, lid gaskets, SFD's,  whatman filters, and inoculation rubber stoppers.


For my glove box, 103qt box, Plexiglas, silicone, 4 inch PVC with covers.


One LC syringe of Pleurotus pulmonarius Phoenix Oyster and one Free bounce LC of Stropharia rugosoannulata Garden Giant




I am looking to trade the Garden Giant syringe, as I wont use it, looking for Pleurotus eryngii King Oyster or  Shiitake Lentinula edodes (Shitake 75) in trade.


2 bales of wheat straw, 1 bag of Rye, 1 bag of hard wood pellets and some free gypsum board.


Our dog Sheba, she likes mushrooms to.


4 shelf green house and 2 cool air humidifiers form Salvation Army.  The brown one on the right has  2 gallon tank and puts out almost twice as much mist.


Perlite for the bottom tray of the green house if I decide to use it.




Still on order, dial hygrometer / thermometer, tyvek sleeves, inoculation loop, scalpel and blades, petri dishes agar, test tubes, and poly tubing.

Don't know how much work this is going turn out to be, but my goal is to harvest a pound or two weekly.  I will be starting off with the Phoenix Oyster, then move to the Shitake and or the King Oyster.

Well I am off to get started making my glove box and jar lids, I will post post pics here when I am done. 

Can't wait to knock-up my first jar of rye for the GLC.


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Re: Ready to jump in, I think I have everything to get started (w/Pics) [Re: Cid2112]
    #15261942 - 10/22/11 04:03 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

You're setting up well, I have a feeling you'll be very successful in your mushroom growing endeavours


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Re: Ready to jump in, I think I have everything to get started (w/Pics) [Re: dtowntoker]
    #15261948 - 10/22/11 04:06 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

Get ready for hard work, I like the dog btw.


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Re: Ready to jump in, I think I have everything to get started (w/Pics) [Re: Cid2112]
    #15261951 - 10/22/11 04:07 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

Looks like you are off to a good start!

If you are looking for some learning tools I would suggest:

Roger Rabbit's "Lets Grow Mushrooms DVD"
Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms by Paul Stamets
Mycelium Running by Paul Stamets


Also be sure to check out the Gourmet and Edible section of the forums
for more information on edibles, grow logs, methods, etc etc. The Mushroom
cultivation forum is mostly for active species containing psilocybin.


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Re: Ready to jump in, I think I have everything to get started (w/Pics) [Re: audiophoenix]
    #15261957 - 10/22/11 04:09 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

Looks great.

What are the 1/2 gallon jars for?

There's an SAB design/tek in my signature.
I've got a lid tek in my signature & some other useful information in the AMU Q&A Link in my sig, too.

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Re: Ready to jump in, I think I have everything to get started (w/Pics) [Re: EvilMushroom666]
    #15262008 - 10/22/11 04:18 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

Good luck with your grow:goodluck:
Are you fruiting your oysters in bags?
The half gallon jars worked fine for me with oysters because of how aggressive the mycelium is.


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Re: Ready to jump in, I think I have everything to get started (w/Pics) [Re: savage.renegade]
    #15262059 - 10/22/11 04:29 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

holy cow thats quite a jump you just took!

goodluck brother!!


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Re: Ready to jump in, I think I have everything to get started (w/Pics) [Re: savage.renegade]
    #15264931 - 10/23/11 07:00 AM (3 years, 1 month ago)

Thanks for the kind words everyone.

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EvilMushroom666 said:
Looks like you are off to a good start!

If you are looking for some learning tools I would suggest:

Roger Rabbit's "Lets Grow Mushrooms DVD"
Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms by Paul Stamets
Mycelium Running by Paul Stamets


Also be sure to check out the Gourmet and Edible section of the forums
for more information on edibles, grow logs, methods, etc etc. The Mushroom
cultivation forum is mostly for active species containing psilocybin.




Thanks for the info EM, i do have and read, Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms and alos The Mushroom Cultivator by Paul Stamets


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Looks great.

What are the 1/2 gallon jars for?

There's an SAB design/tek in my signature.
I've got a lid tek in my signature & some other useful information in the AMU Q&A Link in my sig, too.

Welcome to the shroomery.




Tl,
The 1/2 gallon jars were intended to be used for bran suplemented sawdust for King Oyster's but on further study i may do block/bags.  I was also thinking to use them for rye spawn because i can get 4 1/2gal jars in my PC and only 7qt jars, so i get an extra qt per PC load.

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Good luck with your grow:goodluck:
Are you fruiting your oysters in bags?
The half gallon jars worked fine for me with oysters because of how aggressive the mycelium is.




savage.renegade,
I will be using 2/3gal buckets and or logs/bags for my oysters


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Re: Ready to jump in, I think I have everything to get started (w/Pics) [Re: Cid2112]
    #15265993 - 10/23/11 02:08 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

1/2 gallon jars are prone to stall w/ grains.
If you're inoculating them, use a strong iso you've got going & G2G into it @ a high ratio.


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Re: Ready to jump in, I think I have everything to get started (w/Pics) [Re: TranscendingLife]
    #15266919 - 10/23/11 05:00 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

You can fit 9 quarts in that pc by laying two on top.
I guess the half gallons could stall but i haven't seen it even with cubensis multispore.
I do like to grain to grain transfer into them though because it does cut down time in the glovebox.


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Re: Ready to jump in, I think I have everything to get started (w/Pics) [Re: savage.renegade]
    #15269486 - 10/24/11 05:48 AM (3 years, 1 month ago)

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TranscendingLife said:
1/2 gallon jars are prone to stall w/ grains.
If you're inoculating them, use a strong iso you've got going & G2G into it @ a high ratio.





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You can fit 9 quarts in that pc by laying two on top.
I guess the half gallons could stall but i haven't seen it even with cubensis multispore.
I do like to grain to grain transfer into them though because it does cut down time in the glovebox.




Thanks for the feedback, I will hold off on the 1/2gal jars for now.


I see what you mean, I can actually fit 10qt jars in my PC just a little tight and touching the sides, I will go with 9.



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Re: Ready to jump in, I think I have everything to get started (w/Pics) [Re: Cid2112]
    #15269498 - 10/24/11 05:55 AM (3 years, 1 month ago)

I finished up making my lids last night, 4 with whatman filters for GLC and 12 with 3/8" hole with SFD.  Glove box is next. 



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Re: Ready to jump in, I think I have everything to get started (w/Pics) [Re: Cid2112]
    #15270705 - 10/24/11 01:49 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

nice dude. Don't worry about the jars touching the sides of your PC.
Load 10 in that bitch if you can.
Here's my PC loaded w/ some of my "no-tilt" jars.
Notice the ones on the bottom are touching the side of the PC.
My SAB tek in my signature is perfect for ya.


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Re: Ready to jump in, I think I have everything to get started (w/Pics) [Re: TranscendingLife]
    #15412198 - 11/23/11 11:26 AM (3 years, 28 days ago)

Finally had some time to get my SAB done, 60 hour weeks are getting old.  Have this weekend off ...so far, and I will be able to start my GLC. 

Thanks TL For the TEK, I will be using Tyvek sleeves but not attaching them. 



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Re: Ready to jump in, I think I have everything to get started (w/Pics) [Re: Cid2112]
    #15412239 - 11/23/11 11:36 AM (3 years, 28 days ago)

Wow Wat a setup !!!!! Can't wait till ya start using all yer cool new gear.


Only thing comes to mind seeing all that gear..........



ATTACK


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Re: Ready to jump in, I think I have everything to get started (w/Pics) [Re: smily]
    #15412253 - 11/23/11 11:42 AM (3 years, 28 days ago)

i noticed that your .5pt jars look like they have a inward taper; are you planning on using them for cakes? If so, you may have a little trouble getting the cake out of the jar. Beyond that, it looks like you started off on the right foot!


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Re: Ready to jump in, I think I have everything to get started (w/Pics) [Re: scags]
    #15412297 - 11/23/11 11:58 AM (3 years, 28 days ago)

Don't wanna start a battle, just a small method question.....

Are u sure about letting jars touch the sides ???  In the video RR Advises to keep even the bottom of jars outta the boiling h2o using lid rings to raise them up.

Won't prolonged super heating thru contact with h2o and PC sides weaken the jar and lead to more jar failure????

Cause BRF jars get over cooked at bottom wen in contact with boiling h2o anyway. 

Or did I miss something ?

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Re: Ready to jump in, I think I have everything to get started (w/Pics) [Re: smily]
    #15412323 - 11/23/11 12:08 PM (3 years, 28 days ago)

Welcome to the boards Cid, looks like your off to a great start.
I have the same PC as you and I have no problems fitting in 10 liter jars in there. But if your overly concerned about PC space maybe consider going with bags? As we speak I have the PC filled with 4 4L bags, each of which weighing in at a whopping 2825 grams :smile: Just seems more efficient to me, my PC space is very precious.


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Re: Ready to jump in, I think I have everything to get started (w/Pics) [Re: smily]
    #15412339 - 11/23/11 12:13 PM (3 years, 28 days ago)

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smily said:
Wow Wat a setup !!!!! Can't wait till ya start using all yer cool new gear.

Only thing comes to mind seeing all that gear..........

ATTACK

GL

:smile:




Thanks


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i noticed that your .5pt jars look like they have a inward taper; are you planning on using them for cakes? If so, you may have a little trouble getting the cake out of the jar. Beyond that, it looks like you started off on the right foot!




No no not doing cakes, the 1/2 pt jars are for agar in place of petri dishes

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Don't wanna start a battle, just a small method question.....

Are u sure about letting jars touch the sides ???  In the video RR Advises to keep even the bottom of jars outta the boiling h2o using lid rings to raise them up.

Won't prolonged super heating thru contact with h2o and PC sides weaken the jar and lead to more jar failure????

Cause BRF jars get over cooked at bottom wen in contact with boiling h2o anyway. 

Or did I miss something ?

:smile:




Dont know maybe TL can shed some light on this


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Re: Ready to jump in, I think I have everything to get started (w/Pics) [Re: Keyser Soze]
    #15412349 - 11/23/11 12:15 PM (3 years, 28 days ago)

Putting 10 jars in do you let top row touch the sides of the PC or do you insulate the jars some how?


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