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different flour in pf tek?
    #1211256 - 01/12/03 08:00 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

hello all. i have a load of flour i want to use up, so i wondered what adaptations i should make to pftek them.

rather than measuring water quantities and all that malarkey, i like anno's 'simple minds' version, where you saturate the verm, then add the flour: http://www.fungifun.org/pf/pf_en.htm

my question is this - using millet flour and rye flour, should i sterilise differently, should i tweak the flour / water quantity somehow, and should i make any other adjustments (like filters in the jars)? i'm using all the old stuff up before i get me some bigger jars and graduate to grain/bulk.


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Re: different flour in pf tek? [Re: shirley knott]
    #1211348 - 01/12/03 09:02 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Both of those flours work very well. You should be fine using them like the standard PF tek. Just make sure you don't use wheat flour that shit sucks.


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Re: different flour in pf tek? [Re: shirley knott]
    #1211600 - 01/12/03 11:28 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

On this second grow im using ground up millet
as in annos simple minds tek same ratio of flour
to vermiculite in 2 plastic chinnese containers.
I just steamed them for 1 hour and inoculated
on the 10/01/03 there showing germination(is this
the right word for fungi?)so ill let you know if any
contams apear.

i also started some straight millet jars that i
soaked in boiling water then micro waved
on defrost for 5 mins and soaked over night.
Then steamed the filled jars for 1 hour.

Gota get a pressure cooker lol.

There also doing fine so far


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Re: different flour in pf tek? [Re: shirley knott]
    #1211657 - 01/12/03 11:51 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Awhile back I was playing with different flours & the PF Tek. The jars were boiled  just like when using BRF. When I mixed the substrate I saturated the verm with h2o as you mentioned, and then added a little less than 1/4 cup of flour. I mixed it well and then added more flour as needed until the mix looked right.

I had good success rates, with the exception of one batch of 8 jars which all fell to bacteria. Turns out the bulk flour I was using was contaminated and an hour of boiling wasn't enough to kill it.  :shocked: :smile: 


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Re: different flour in pf tek? [Re: dog]
    #1214473 - 01/13/03 01:09 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

well, i started the experiment tonite, and will start a grow log on it:

sterilised 12 1/2 pint jars, all made the same: pftek verm + flour (anno style - wet the verm first). made in 3 batches - 4 with brown rice flour, 4 with millet flour, 4 with quinoa flour. all home-ground.

since i'm in the UK, and use bonne mamann jars, i found the following to be a good recipe for 4 jars (all that fits in my tiny Argos Tower brand PC): 700ml verm, moisten as per PF-dummies, 200ml flour.

here's one of the millet ones:

here's one of the quinoa ones:

and here's one of the brown rice flour ones:

and here they are all together - left to right it's millet, quinoa, rice:

it doesn't come out in the picture, but when you look at them all next to one another, there's an overall brownish colour to the millet flour, yellowish colour to the quinoa flour, whitish colour to the rice flour. before you send me your colour-coded contam replies, these are all less than 8 hours out of the PC.  :grin:i'm inoculating them all tomorrow from the same 12ml syringe (PF classic from smart botanics - can someone remind me what strain this is)

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Re: different flour in pf tek? [Re: shirley knott]
    #1214537 - 01/13/03 01:32 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

great experiment!
have fun with that.

Matias Romero is the PF classic.


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Re: different flour in pf tek? [Re: shirley knott]
    #1214569 - 01/13/03 01:48 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Jars are looking good.
Good luck.
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