Home | Community | Message Board


Everything Mushrooms
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

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!

Amazon Shop for: Calcium Carbonate, Oyster Shell, pH Test Strips

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
OfflineBob_J
Spaced outRabbit

Registered: 12/30/01
Posts: 246
Loc: alberta canada
Last seen: 2 years, 4 months
casing question
    #1684021 - 07/03/03 03:33 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

hi
i havent been able to locate a acceptable tek regarding pasteurizing the casing in the search engine. afoaf has some alum pans almost ready to case. he wants to use the oven, using the 50/50 or something similar. he just purchased some "dolomitic limestone" from the hydro store and has read on this site that it is bad for casing because of its high magnesium content. afoaf hasent been able to locate any other kind of ph buffering agent....although the pet store here carries crushed oyster shell but it contains pieces of charcoal, and its used for birds. what he would like to know is:
-whats a good tek for using the oven to pasteurize?
-anyone have good results with dolomidic lime?
-is crushed oyster shell w/ charcoal a good buffering agent?
i hope these ?'s make sense.


--------------------

"With insomnia your never really asleep, and your never really awake"


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblesoochi
Chef
 User Gallery

Registered: 08/13/02
Posts: 2,420
Loc: The Richest County
Re: casing question [Re: Bob_J]
    #1684043 - 07/03/03 03:43 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I've never had to pasteurize casings. I just mix the 50/50 dry, add water to a little past wet. nuke in the microwave for 3-5 minutes. the extra moisture evaporates. Done.

Never tried dolomitic lime. Only have hydrated lime (hoffman's brand) that i got from Home Depot gardening section (usually sold inside not outside)

Try the oyster shell, some edible strains actually need a certain amount of charcoal to thrive. See what happens and keep us posted.

If worse comes to worse, you can omit the lime altogether. Done this many times with decent results.


--------------------
Wee, sleeket, cowran, tim'rous beastie,
O, what panic's in thy breastie!
Thou need na start awa sae hasty,
Wi' bickering brattle!


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineScU
Gamer Freak Man

Registered: 06/27/03
Posts: 196
Loc: AR
Last seen: 5 years, 5 months
Re: casing question [Re: soochi]
    #1684147 - 07/03/03 04:18 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

errr, dolomitic lime susposedly burns and prohibits growth I think.. so us hydrated lime or Calcium carbonate...


Edited by ScU (07/03/03 04:21 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineBob_J
Spaced outRabbit

Registered: 12/30/01
Posts: 246
Loc: alberta canada
Last seen: 2 years, 4 months
Re: casing question [Re: ScU]
    #1684287 - 07/03/03 05:11 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

okay but why do u nuke it in the microwave?


--------------------

"With insomnia your never really asleep, and your never really awake"


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblesoochi
Chef
 User Gallery

Registered: 08/13/02
Posts: 2,420
Loc: The Richest County
Re: casing question [Re: Bob_J]
    #1684310 - 07/03/03 05:19 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

kill bacteria and other no no's I guess. It's worked for me so far.


--------------------
Wee, sleeket, cowran, tim'rous beastie,
O, what panic's in thy breastie!
Thou need na start awa sae hasty,
Wi' bickering brattle!


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop for: Calcium Carbonate, Oyster Shell, pH Test Strips

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Not Another Casing Question LostMetropolis 1,008 7 07/17/03 04:06 PM
by soochi
* Casing Questions MrSleep 990 6 08/18/03 07:30 PM
by d fuNk22
* Casing Question...cuz Im Dumb FOAF 1,091 4 06/28/01 01:09 PM
by aluminum_can
* casing question & new jar incubation (expieriment) HALFemptyJOSH 947 3 03/11/04 06:54 AM
by Tantalus
* casing question. BowlTool 668 4 02/27/07 01:58 AM
by Blutjager
* Casing question Impulse101 471 2 07/22/05 11:02 AM
by ultralight
* Casing Questions Anonymous 910 3 06/13/10 10:50 PM
by Randomstickynote
* Amazon / F+ Casing Grow Log - Second Flush Pics [29.01.08]
( 1 2 all )
Fahkface 6,093 26 03/05/08 11:22 AM
by smokedout420

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, Prisoner#1, RogerRabbit, Citric, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, EvilMushroom666, cronicr, PussyFart
490 topic views. 26 members, 72 guests and 28 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Edabea
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.032 seconds spending 0.003 seconds on 14 queries.