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OfflinemaldororDX
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Pressure cookers
    #1804257 - 08/12/03 03:03 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I'm going to give growing shrooms another try, this will be the second time I've tried. The first time I used steam sterilization and only two cakes ended up germinating (although to be fair, it was the middle of winter), so this time I'm pulling out all teh stops and getting a pressure cooker. After searching through the flea market and pawn shops around here, I concluded that, like for everything else, EBAY is the best place to look. On that note, is there a difference between a pressure cooker and a pressure canner? Tell me quick!

A couple other questions:

-Do some strains of Cubensis require more humidification than others??
-Why do most people reccommend an Ultra Sonic humidifier, as opposed to one that isn't ultrasonic?
-What is the shelf life of a spore syringe?

Thanks. Sorry If these are dumb questions, I just want to be sure everything goes right this time.


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Re: Pressure cookers [Re: maldororDX]
    #1804271 - 08/12/03 03:07 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

is there a difference between a pressure cooker and a pressure canner?
no
Do some strains of Cubensis require more humidification than others??
no
Why do most people reccommend an Ultra Sonic humidifier, as opposed to one that isn't ultrasonic?
smaller airborne droplets, i think


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Re: Pressure cookers [Re: maldororDX]
    #1804273 - 08/12/03 03:07 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

if you are using cake they need more humidity then casing dose.

ultra sonice is a finer mist.


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Re: Pressure cookers [Re: Psilocybin_monkey]
    #1804293 - 08/12/03 03:13 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

A pressure canner is a pressure cooker. It is usually bigger to accommodate the jars, and more sturdy. Get the biggest one you can. EBay is a great place to get them. I have a friend who has 2 he got off ebay. They are from the early 70's and work wonderfully.


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Re: Pressure cookers [Re: maldororDX]
    #1806725 - 08/12/03 07:25 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

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waterforprez said:On that note, is there a difference between a pressure cooker and a pressure canner? Tell me quick!

A couple other questions:

-Do some strains of Cubensis require more humidification than others??
-Why do most people reccommend an Ultra Sonic humidifier, as opposed to one that isn't ultrasonic?
-What is the shelf life of a spore syringe?





Pressure Canners are just big Pressure Cookers, usually with a few more bells and whistles, like a pressure gauge. Youc an do fine with a $20 Mirro PC or something.

All strains are pretty much the same in their humidification requirements.

Ultrasonic humidifiers put out a cold 'steam' of extremely fine water droplets. This works more reliably than evaporative systems, and doesn't heat up your fruiting chamber like a steam-based one would. Personally, I'd just go with a poor-man's pod with airstones, unless you're humidifying a large area.

The shelf life of a spore syringe is pretty large -- up to several years, though you should consider the 'use by' date to be about six months to a year, if you refrigerate them.


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Re: Pressure cookers [Re: Sev]
    #1835386 - 08/20/03 11:24 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

So the pressure cooker came today. I hate to sound like a total newbie, but I guess it's far too late to do anything about that..

How the holy frickin' hell do you work this thing??? Just put it on the stove or what? I was thinking you plugged it in or something but obviously not. It doesn't come with instructions.


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Re: Pressure cookers [Re: maldororDX]
    #1835401 - 08/20/03 11:28 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

yep...it goes on the stove...


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Re: Pressure cookers [Re: GestaltAssault]
    #1835473 - 08/20/03 11:42 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Are you being sarcastic?

By the way, thanks for all your help. I'm rather unexperienced when it comes to pressure cookers, being that they stop being common around the time I was born.


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Re: Pressure cookers [Re: maldororDX]
    #1835517 - 08/20/03 11:58 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

What kind of PC did you get? You may be able to order an instruction book from the manufacturer or even find it online.

Try to get some sort of instructions if at all possible. Pressure cookers can be dangerous if you don't know what you're doing.

Good luck!

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Re: Pressure cookers [Re: maldororDX]
    #1836118 - 08/21/03 04:37 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

To work a PC, first try to identify a few key parts: 1) the seal or gasket, this fits between the lid and the pot, some PCs do not have seals, such as AA pressure cookers 2) the release valve, this may be a screw-valve or a stopcock, screw-valves are pretty self explanitory, the tight you screw the less the pressure. I'm not too familiar with stopcocks, but I think they rely on a weight system. 3) The pressure gauge.

To operate, first fill the pot with about an inch of water. Then put the lid on, sealing it tight. Open up the release valve all the way. Then put the pot on a burner and turn it up. Soon steam will start to release, once a steady stream is achieved, tighten the release valve (careful, it may be hot). You're pressure gauge should immediatly start to rise, if it doesn't, check your seal. Try to get it to 12 psi, and hold it for 20 minutes, this is achieved by playing with the amount of heat going to the burner.

They can seem intimidating, but once you get it, they are a breeze to use.

A couple things, don't EVER, EVER leave a PC un-attended, piss in the sink if you have to. Things can go shitty quick. Oh, if yours does use a seal, you may want to replace it if it looks at all worn.

Good luck and have fun.


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    #1836136 - 08/21/03 04:48 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)



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Re: Pressure cookers [Re: Tremor1127]
    #1836425 - 08/21/03 09:27 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

  piss in the sink if you have to




Shit, sometimes I piss in the sink even when I  don't have to.  :tongue:

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Yarr [Re: Skikid16]
    #1842271 - 08/22/03 11:19 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

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Skikid16 said:





Thank you thank you, got it down now. Might as well top this off with an even dumber question:

I used the PF tek for simple minds, and when it came time to innoculate, in a fit of carelessness, I pressed down on the tin foil to find where the holes were. With my finger. After I innoculated most of my jars, I realized what I had done. Did I screw up royally or will it probably not matter?


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Re: Yarr [Re: maldororDX]
    #1842747 - 08/23/03 03:38 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

lol, finger juice in the substrate, oh well, u should be fine.


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Re: Yarr [Re: DanKnugget]
    #1842773 - 08/23/03 04:17 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I hope your hands were clean.


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