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Keeping your cakes moist
    #1205709 - 01/09/03 11:40 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

In anticipation of doing my first batch, I'm trying to gather as much info as possible.

Something that's come up as a pretty frequent addition to doing PF-TEK by the book is adding extra moisture to the cakes themselves. The most common means I've seen for this has been the Dunk Tek. However, now I've read up some on the Inner Resevoir TEK - http://www.fanaticus.com/resevoir.htm - and am wondering - would it be redundant to do both, even if they were done perhaps at different times? (IR for the birth-through-first fruiting, then dunking afterwards)
Or would one technique suffice for the whole process? The IR Tek seems less longer term hassle, while the dunk tek seems to have more followers.

I am considering trying both on different cakes and see which seems to work better for me (and post a grow log, of course).


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Re: Keeping your cakes moist [Re: valour]
    #1205757 - 01/10/03 01:26 AM (15 years, 2 months ago)

I'm currently using the Inner Reservoir technique. It's still too early for me to post results yet, but I'm figuring that I won't have to dunk.

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Re: Keeping your cakes moist [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1206159 - 01/10/03 07:02 AM (15 years, 2 months ago)

I have heard of people doing both. It will work fine, just dont overwater it.
Go for maybe a 6-12 hr dunk, and dont apply water to the resovoir until maybe a couple days later, or when the cake starts to fuzz up. Play it by eye.

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