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InvisibleRudiger420
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On pics of cake there's vermiculite on top. Why is this?
    #1539676 - 05/11/03 08:41 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Does the vermiculite help moisture retension or something? Why would people put vermiculite on top of their cakes?


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OfflineMike Elium
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Re: On pics of cake there's vermiculite on top. Why is this? [Re: Rudiger420]
    #1539694 - 05/11/03 08:47 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

It's to make them look like they have cute little hats on.  :confused:


Actually, similar to casing, it does provide some moisture as well as presumably stimulates pinning because of the natural-like covering, again, same as a full casing does..     


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Re: On pics of cake there's vermiculite on top. Why is this? [Re: Rudiger420]
    #1539856 - 05/11/03 10:33 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

I think you're referring to "double end casing." I am doing this right now with on of my cakes. It's for people who want some of the benefits of casing with the conveniece of cakes. Basically, casing increases the yeild by having extra water available for the myc. The wet verm on top and bottom of the cake keeps a reservior of water avail for the fungus to absorb as it needs....Just keep the verm wet.
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Re: On pics of cake there's vermiculite on top. Why is this? [Re: KlingonFromUranus]
    #1539863 - 05/11/03 10:37 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

It is to block any contams coming in with the air through the holes.


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Re: On pics of cake there's vermiculite on top. Why is this? [Re: SixCee]
    #1539880 - 05/11/03 10:45 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

If you mean the verm on top of the cake while it's still in jar then yes.  I got the idea he meant verm on bottom and top.... :confused: 


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Re: On pics of cake there's vermiculite on top. Why is this? [Re: SixCee]
    #1539888 - 05/11/03 10:47 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

SixCee,

I THINK he's talking about this approach w verm/"Casing" on top of cake:

CAKE w VERM/CASING on top


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Re: On pics of cake there's vermiculite on top. Why is this? [Re: SBTlauien]
    #1540314 - 05/12/03 01:04 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

yea thats what i do with my cakes


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Re: On pics of cake there's vermiculite on top. Why is this? [Re: SBTlauien]
    #1541017 - 05/12/03 07:19 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

SB,

Yes, it is double ended casing, and if done inside the jar, then also called in vitro ("in glass").


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