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Okay, my experiment with steel-cut oats (irish oatmeal) as a grain-type substrate sucked major ass. I've got hella cobwebs and other contams. So, would rye flour produce viable mycelium if prepared a la PF Tek? Thoughts? Rantings? Whatever ya got.
Why not poo cakes? 1/4 cup verm (soaked to field capacity) 1/4 cup wbs (soaked and simmered) 1/4 cup dry horse poo You dont need to add any water, just mix it put it in jars with vermioculite layer and your good to go
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Rye flour may need to be PC'd. There is some debate on this. I have microwaved wheat flour and it contamed, but the microwave is not the best to use. "irish oatmeal", are you Irish? I am and you can get BRF in most health food shops. I use wheat grain from pet shops now. Rye is very hard to get here and wheat works just as well.
If using rye/wheat flour make sure you mix the dry flour and verm well before adding water, little at a time, otherwise it will turn to paste.
I'm with blackout on this one. I've heard that rye flour doesn't need to be PC'd if it's in "flour" form, but I've heard others say different. I've used rye flour as a substitution for BRF in my cakes with virtually the same results. This was always with a PC though. If you don't have a PC, I would suggest trying it with a single jar before going all out.