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OfflineGardenGreen
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Stupid Question
    #2294972 - 02/02/04 08:02 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Hello,

I have a rather stupid question, but I am hoping someone will help a sister out :smile: Anyway, I am borrowing a pressure cooker from a friend for the evening on order to sterilize a batch of PF jars, but I will not have time to innoculate until tomorrow evening. Will it be alright if I allow the jars to sit 24 hours after sterilization without being innoculated???


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Re: Stupid Question [Re: GardenGreen]
    #2294992 - 02/02/04 08:09 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

yeah the jars will be fine. You usually should wait for atleast six hours so the heat doesnt kill the spores.


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Re: Stupid Question [Re: GardenGreen]
    #2294999 - 02/02/04 08:11 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

yes, you want to wait about 24hrs anyway, so the substrate isnt too hot, and kills the spores. ive heard people encouraging newbies to let their substrates sit, so as to see if any contaminants pop up, so you dont waste spores. i suggest not waiting > 24 hrs, because the sooner you innoculate the better chance you have that what u want to grow will colonize(gourmet mushies), instead of what u dont want to colonize(contams)


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