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OfflineGolddoor
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Do you steralize vermiculite before casing?
    #1285031 - 02/06/03 12:34 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I am going to try casing with my PF cakes. But was curious if I am supposed to steralize the vermiculite before puting the crumbled cakes in it? It dosnt say to in the shroomery facts. And can I steralize in the microwave?


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Re: Do you steralize vermiculite before casing? [Re: Golddoor]
    #1285045 - 02/06/03 12:39 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Technically no. You don't need to. By this time ur mycellium network is strong enough to fend of contams. MAke sure you are clean however and are working in a sterile environment.

On a side note, you can bake your vermiculite for about 20 minutes in ur oven's lowest setting, and then use distilled, not spring water, to add to it. But this is not necessary.

Good luck.


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Re: Do you steralize vermiculite before casing? [Re: Golddoor]
    #1285061 - 02/06/03 12:41 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

if you don t use your verms before in another casing or maybe they  are the  big one balls then you need to crush them with hammer .
yes you need to sterialize them
if not  and you open a fresh bag

no just pour hot boil  water onto them  wait till it cool  down and strain it
ok :wink:     


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Re: Do you steralize vermiculite before casing? [Re: daba]
    #1285080 - 02/06/03 12:45 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Why distilled and not spring water?


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Re: Do you steralize vermiculite before casing? [Re: fugu]
    #1285081 - 02/06/03 12:45 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

You don't have to crush your verm. What are you talking about?


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Re: Do you steralize vermiculite before casing? [Re: SixCee]
    #1285145 - 02/06/03 01:03 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

sixcee what are you talking about man. where are you in this 5 days. i wrote lot of posts about my big ball verms.i took them out from the fridge 20 min ago .
hey what is going on here
can anybody tell me


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Re: Do you steralize vermiculite before casing? [Re: fugu]
    #1285169 - 02/06/03 01:08 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

You dont have to turn your vermiculite into powder to use it as a casing layer. Just use it as it is and sterilzie it if you wish.


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Re: Do you steralize vermiculite before casing? [Re: SixCee]
    #1285183 - 02/06/03 01:13 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

they are so big .i didnt  made them like a powder.but  there are also so small ones in it. i think that this will be a good  idea.is it a bad mistake .please. i also made a cake  also big cake with this method.i use peat also in my casind and groundlime. do i made an  unforgiven thing.noooooooooo. pleae let me know this. :frown: 


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Re: Do you steralize vermiculite before casing? [Re: Golddoor]
    #1285434 - 02/06/03 02:45 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

I am going to try casing with my PF cakes. But was curious if I am supposed to steralize the vermiculite before puting the crumbled cakes in it? It dosnt say to in the shroomery facts. And can I steralize in the microwave?



nope


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