Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!
Hum... I have some questions about the sawdust... Some people say that I should put water (60% of the sawdust's weight) and just mix it together before sterilizing... Other say that I should put the same weight of water. I'm a bit confused... Are the any procedures for the preparation of sawdust? (sterilizing) Or I should simply experiment a few hundreds of times until I find a good ratio/method ?
Re: sawdust preparation [Re: MushMushi] #1228106 - 01/18/03 06:09 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)
First you need to know the water content of the sawdust you have. Take 100g of it and bake on a cookie sheet @ 250 for an hour or two. Re-weight your sawdust. Subtract the last weight from the first (example, 100g -94g= 6g) The number you end up with is your %moisture. So, to make the optimum 60% you will need to add 54% water, by weight, to your existing sawdust.
This should be a good starting point. Cover your jars with foil to reduce any water loss through evaporation.