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    #11400892 - 11/06/09 10:49 PM (8 years, 10 months ago)

Here I am about to get my spores from a reputable vendor from this site come monday.  I have a question about initial sterilization.  What is the conclusion on a PC vs. just boiling.  I know on mushroomvideos.com, it is just boiling.  I will be using the same method as in the video.  But I have also read in a post that just boiling is not all that good.  I would love to use a PC, but those are pretty expensive.  How is the boiling method... can I still see fantastic results from that?  Also, if I can't exactly inoculate the day of receipt, which i plan on doing, bwe all know things come up, how long can I keep the syringes around.  It would not be more then 4 days if something does come up though.
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Re: sterilization [Re: subhelix]
    #11400910 - 11/06/09 10:54 PM (8 years, 10 months ago)

keep the syringes in the fridge when not in use they will last months and months like that. Also Steaming jars in a pot with a tight fitting lid is fine only for the PF tek. it works great just steam for 90 minutes. if you want to ever get into grains get a PC. Or get one now and still PC your PF jars for 90 minutes

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    #11400996 - 11/06/09 11:13 PM (8 years, 10 months ago)

follow the "video" method and you are golden

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Re: sterilization [Re: Slimz]
    #11401023 - 11/06/09 11:20 PM (8 years, 10 months ago)

steam sterilisation works great for the pf tek. As long as you do it right.

You want to time from when steam starts escaping the lid, not from when it starts boiling. To be safe i have been timing 2 hours from when it starts boiling and that has been working great for me.

Also make sure your pot has a nice tight fitting lid so not too much steam can escape, otherwise you can find yourself refilling the pot during sterilisation.

A pressure cooker is definatly not a requirement for good results when doing pf tek. When i started growing again after a few years break i had to use steam sterilisation (i used to have a pressure cooker) and got really good results, 1 contaminated cake out of i t hink it was 30 pf cakes and 4 straight brown rice jars. And even then that 1 contaminated jar was probably contaminated from something else.

follow the RR vids and you will success.


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