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Amazon Shop for: ½ Pint Jars, Pressure Cooker, Rye Grain

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Pressure cooker rack
    #2130679 - 11/23/03 05:41 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

Hey y'all! I'm about to start my second attempt at growing me some nice little shrooms. My first attempt failed due to stroma, at least that's what I think. I'm kinda new to using a pressure cooker, so here goes...

I have a Maxi-Matic 8 quart pressure cooker, but no cooking rack, so I guess I'm gonna have to craft one myself. Some wire rack/mesh of some sort probably. The only thing I'm a bit uncertain of, is how far off the bottom the rack should be placed. Should the rack be placed at a height, so that the jars/bags are above the water-level? And what would that height be?

And while I'm at it, how much water should I use when pressure cooking?

My concern is that jars/bags that are positioned under the water level will be mushy. Am I right?

I'm gonna use 4 lbs of rye grain and 4 lbs of millet in 4 separate bags.
2 filter-patch bags from MushMush, and 2 regular oven bags. I'll probably go with Pink Buffalo and Cambodians for starters. Sound good?

Can't wait 'till I see the little beauties poppin' up :grin:


I found another post about cooking racks here, but it didn't say for sure how far up the rack should be placed.

I'd greatly appreciate any help :smile:

 


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Edited by Celestine (11/23/03 05:50 PM)


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Re: Pressure cooker rack [Re: Celestine]
    #2130689 - 11/23/03 05:47 PM (13 years, 21 days ago)

You can use a washcloth instead of a rack, if you want. Anything will work, as long as it provides some protection from the bottom. Use as little water as you can without damaging the pressure cooker (don't let the pressure cooker run out of steam. this is bad.) Usually it doesn't require a lot, but work your way down and find out how little you can put in so there's still some water left in it when you're done.

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Re: Pressure cooker rack [Re: micro]
    #2130711 - 11/23/03 06:01 PM (13 years, 20 days ago)

Thanks for a reeeallly quick reply! :smile:

So it doesn't matter if the bags are placed below the water level?

Also, I'll need to weigh down the bags to prevent the valve from getting clogged.


Like I said, I have a Maxi-Matic 8 quart PC, and I'm not quite sure at what psi it operates. The manual states these technical parameters:

Working pressure: 80 +- 10% Kpa
Safety Pressure: 112-160 Kpa
Destroy Pressure: > 480 Kpa

What the hell is Kpa? I've searched the web, but haven't found any satisfactory answer. I did, however, find some table of reference of of some sort (not quite sure, long time ago), and I seem to remember finding it working at around 11psi. Anyone got a Maxi-Matic? Can anyone confirm this?

The reason for my asking is, of course, I need to know at what psi the pc operates, in order to determine how long the substrate should be pc'd.

Again, help would be greatly appreciated :smile:


-edit-

Ooops, found it using Google  :blush:  Seems as though my pc works at 11,6 psi, +- 10%

If anyone's interested, here it is:  Pressure Unit Conversion Table


But my question remains: Does it matter if the bags are placed below the water level?



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