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Amazon Shop: ½ Pint Jars, Agar, Brown Rice Flour, Pressure Cooker

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OfflineTao
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To buy or not to buy?
    #1944716 - 09/23/03 04:18 PM (14 years, 17 hours ago)

(I apologize in advance if i should UTFSE but didnt know what to search for without bringing up too many results)

Just how much more effective is using a pressure cooker than trying to boil it with an inch of water? Is the contamination rate that much greater even if you do it for a long time? Time isnt really much of a factor since i dont plan to do more that 2-3 jars.

Any responses or links much appreciated.


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Re: To buy or not to buy? [Re: Tao]
    #1944736 - 09/23/03 04:24 PM (14 years, 17 hours ago)

The PF Tek using brown rice flower works fine with simple steam sterilization. If you're using grains, you really do need a pressure cooker, though.

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Re: To buy or not to buy? [Re: Diploid]
    #1944737 - 09/23/03 04:25 PM (14 years, 17 hours ago)

perfect, thanks


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Re: To buy or not to buy? [Re: Tao]
    #1944750 - 09/23/03 04:27 PM (14 years, 17 hours ago)

a pressure cooker is needed if you plan on sterilizing grain or agar. unless you live at ridiculous altitude, you can sterilize PF substrate without a pressure cooker.

than trying to boil it with an inch of water?

you are aware that a pressure cooker also operates with water in it, right?

a PC is cheap... but indespensible if you're at all serious about this hobby. i got my PC for 30 bucks at walmart... it's probably the best investment i've made yet as far as growing supplies go.

unless you're just tinkering around with a few PF jars, you'll need a PC.


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Re: To buy or not to buy? [Re: ]
    #1944770 - 09/23/03 04:32 PM (14 years, 16 hours ago)

Quote:

you are aware that a pressure cooker also operates with water in it, right?




just because im not libertarian doesn't make me an idiot :wink:

Quote:

unless you're just tinkering around with a few PF jars,




yep, for right now, thats me. 


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Re: To buy or not to buy? [Re: Tao]
    #1944798 - 09/23/03 04:38 PM (14 years, 16 hours ago)

just because im not libertarian doesn't make me an idiot

haha... just wanted to make sure...

yep, for right now, thats me.

yeah.. you won't need a pressure cooker... yet. good luck!


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Re: To buy or not to buy? [Re: ]
    #1945544 - 09/23/03 08:17 PM (14 years, 13 hours ago)

is 5565 feet a ridiculus altitude? i think water boils at about 202 up here.


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Re: To buy or not to buy? [Re: Pawn_Star]
    #1945842 - 09/23/03 09:42 PM (14 years, 11 hours ago)

i would buy a pressure cooker if i were you, even to do simple PF jars. it may be unecessary... i really don't know (there's not exactly alot of research done on this subject)... but i'd get one anyway. they aren't that expensive at all.


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Re: To buy or not to buy? [Re: ]
    #1946862 - 09/24/03 04:06 AM (14 years, 5 hours ago)

the main difference is that water boils at 100 degrees centigrade at sea level.
at 1 atmosphere (15 psi) it boils at 120 degrees centigrade.


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