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Straw Question
    #1825647 - 08/18/03 12:18 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

I've made the decision to try straw as opposed to dung. Most of the teks I've read instruct you to pasturize the straw at around 170degrees for an hour or so, one however said to pressure cook it in a spawn bag. Are both these methods acceptable or will I have problems if I don't moniter the temp?

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Re: Straw Question [Re: ChiefThunderbong]
    #1825711 - 08/18/03 12:49 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Pressure cooking will sterilize it, which will kill beneficial organisms that help keep contamination at bay long enough for the spawn to take hold. You want to pasteurize it to keep those microbes alive but, if you cannot monitor temperature correctly for the time needed, then it will not work correctly.

You can do either method, but you?re more likely to fail with improper pasteurization than contamination due to exposing sterilized straw. If you choose to sterilize, you and the room must be VERY clean when working with it or contamination is likely.

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