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water content problems
    #2125693 - 11/20/03 07:38 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Im using finchseed and sterilizing by steaming/microwaving. There always seems to be too much water. I drain the seed well and put tinfoil over the jars. Can someone please help me


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Re: water content problems [Re: hydrogrower05]
    #2125786 - 11/20/03 08:34 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

please explain your technique in more detail.


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    #2125877 - 11/20/03 09:12 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

soaked over night, then rinsed several times. Let drain for 30 minutes. Filled jars 3'4 full. Microwave 5 mins, Steam for an hour, and then 5 minutes in the microwave again. Tinfoil placed over jar so water doesnt get in while steaming.


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Re: water content problems [Re: hydrogrower05]
    #2125982 - 11/20/03 09:52 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

1. drain it more. what do you drain it in? i use a colander. to get all of the water out... lift the colander in the air over the sink, then move it in a downward motion with gravity... towards the bottom of the movement, abrubtly reverse the motion so you're moving it upwards again, so as to use momentum and gravity to drive out the water. does that make sense?

2. load jars half full, not 3/4. 3/4 is far too much.

3. you need a pressure cooker to sterilize grain. steaming and microwaving will not work.


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Re: water content problems [Re: ]
    #2126025 - 11/20/03 10:12 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

heard somewhere that someone added some dry verm, a half inch layer to the bottom of the quart jars before loading, seemed to help eliminate wet spot. That is, if a longer draining time doesn't help. you could try a new brand of seed too if you have continued failure.


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