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Substrate is always drying out during pasteurization
    #11364486 - 11/01/09 08:32 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

i follow large_doses tek. I use 1 brick coir, 1 qrt coffee, 1 qrt verm, and i add 1 qrt gypsum. then a little over 1 gallon of water.


i've only done this twice but both times i wake up in the morning to dry substrate. there is absolutely no water when i squeeze the sub, so i've had to add water in the morning.


i dont know if im pasteurizing to long, or if the heat gets too high, or if i just need to add more water from the get go.

anyone else ever have this problem?


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Re: Substrate is always drying out during pasteurization [Re: subiedude]
    #11364524 - 11/01/09 08:40 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

You used a full gallon of water per brick? did you cut the heat at 170 F? personally I would cut it at 140.


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Re: Substrate is always drying out during pasteurization [Re: skullhuman]
    #11364577 - 11/01/09 08:48 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

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You used a full gallon of water per brick? did you cut the heat at 170 F? personally I would cut it at 140.





yup, i heat the water untill it reaches 160F than i turn it on low and throw in the coir.


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Re: Substrate is always drying out during pasteurization [Re: subiedude]
    #11364623 - 11/01/09 08:57 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Lid on bucket while it cools of course too right?


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Re: Substrate is always drying out during pasteurization [Re: skullhuman]
    #11364628 - 11/01/09 08:57 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Sorry if that question sounds patronizing.  Not at all how it's intended.


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Re: Substrate is always drying out during pasteurization [Re: skullhuman]
    #11364632 - 11/01/09 08:58 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

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Lid on bucket while it cools of course too right?




lol, ya


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Re: Substrate is always drying out during pasteurization [Re: skullhuman]
    #11364649 - 11/01/09 09:01 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Well then, I ask what the hell?


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Re: Substrate is always drying out during pasteurization [Re: skullhuman]
    #11364659 - 11/01/09 09:02 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

But something else springs to mind.  In the tek he says sub is ready in 6 hours.  How long are you letting it cool off for?


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Re: Substrate is always drying out during pasteurization [Re: skullhuman]
    #11364671 - 11/01/09 09:06 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

more than six hours. i do it before i go to bed and than spawn in the morning:shrug:


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Re: Substrate is always drying out during pasteurization [Re: subiedude]
    #11364684 - 11/01/09 09:08 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Give 6 hrs a shot maybe, see what happens.


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Re: Substrate is always drying out during pasteurization [Re: skullhuman]
    #11364733 - 11/01/09 09:14 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

How big is the coir block you use?


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Re: Substrate is always drying out during pasteurization [Re: stonesun]
    #11364764 - 11/01/09 09:19 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

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How big is the coir block you use?




I'm not sure, it says it expands to nearly 9 liters of bedding material.


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Re: Substrate is always drying out during pasteurization [Re: stonesun]
    #11364772 - 11/01/09 09:20 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

I have used this kind before:


and it is def bigger than a "regular"
block. I use 1 1/2 gallon of water with it.


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Re: Substrate is always drying out during pasteurization [Re: stonesun]
    #11364869 - 11/01/09 09:32 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

I don't think it is a matter of time. If you have the lid on the bucket there should be no moisture escaping. I have a half a brick of coir sitting in my bucket, still moist a week later....


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Re: Substrate is always drying out during pasteurization [Re: dancefloordale]
    #11364891 - 11/01/09 09:35 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Sorry, just saw your last post. Most bricks are usually 7-8 quarts expanded. Yours does 9 so will need a little more water.

The package should tell you how much water to add.


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Re: Substrate is always drying out during pasteurization [Re: dancefloordale]
    #11364930 - 11/01/09 09:41 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

ya, it says add 3-4 liters of H2O. Thats about a gallon, right?

But if you consider all of my other ingredients, (especially the verm) i would probly need to add more water from the get go.


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Re: Substrate is always drying out during pasteurization [Re: subiedude]
    #11365122 - 11/01/09 10:04 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Yeah, I hydrate the verm separately, then add to hydrated coir to pasteurize.


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