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how many cakes are sufficient per casing?
    #2244014 - 01/15/04 02:24 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

i'm looking into casing and i was wondering how many cakes are substantial to put into the casing? any suggestions?

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Re: how many cakes are sufficient per casing? [Re: btag]
    #2244034 - 01/15/04 02:33 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

That depends on how big you want the casing to be (surface area) and how deep you want the substrate. If it's your first time casing you'll probably want at least 3/4" to 1" deep substrate layer, but you can go as low as 1/4" deep and still be o.k., but it's harder to case this thin of a substrate evenly.

Of course you could go even deeper if you wanted -- that's up to you. The deeper the substrate the more flushes you'll have and the bigger the mushrooms will be, on average.


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Re: how many cakes are sufficient per casing? [Re: micro]
    #2244192 - 01/15/04 03:26 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Pick your casing trays based on available room in your chamber. It will take some experimentation to arrive at the cakes per tray number you're looking for.

To give an idea, though, a single half pint will work well in a small to medium foil loaf pan or Gladware entree size container. If you avoid very shallow trays, you'll find that doubling the amount of substrate is possible.

Another option (not recommended for first-time casers) is skipping the chamber altogether and using individual lidded totes to fruit directly. This will require considerably more substrate and consequently involves a bit more risk.

There are really too many variables to give a definitive answer.
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