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    #1141224 - 12/14/02 03:39 PM (15 years, 4 days ago)

To sterlize the vermiculite that you use to case.. do you...

a. Mix it with water and bake?


b. Bake it dry?

How long should you do this?

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Re: Sterilization [Re: NFG_Getupkid]
    #1141248 - 12/14/02 03:46 PM (15 years, 4 days ago)

Mix in the water before baking.
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How long should you do this?

I don't know about sterilizing verm in the oven, but it can be done in the microwave for 10 minutes at 2 minute intervals.

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Re: Sterilization [Re: Skikid16]
    #1141539 - 12/14/02 06:47 PM (15 years, 3 days ago)

i find that when using plain verm as a casing layer it is not nessecary to sterilize it.

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