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Quinoa as sole substrate
    #2347127 - 02/17/04 08:20 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Has anyone used quinoa by itself as a substrate? I will be experimenting with quinoa as a substrate for mexicana and wonder if anyone else has experience using this grain by itself. I am not interested in the cake methods, such as the Alien tech, but only in the results of using quinoa by itself. From what I've read about it online, it appears that one can prepare it in much the same way as rye grain, 2 parts water: 1 part grain. Any comments/suggestions?

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Re: Quinoa as sole substrate [Re: elfstone]
    #2348511 - 02/18/04 03:40 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

>it appears that one can prepare it in much the same way as rye grain, 2 parts water: 1 part grain.

If you prepare rye grain according to these directions, it will come out far too wet.
If you prepare quinoa this way, you will get a porridge.


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Re: Quinoa as sole substrate [Re: elfstone]
    #2349594 - 02/18/04 12:18 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

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Re: Quinoa as sole substrate [Re: elfstone]
    #2349870 - 02/18/04 01:33 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

What would be the best ratio of quinoa to water for this purpose?

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Re: Quinoa as sole substrate [Re: elfstone]
    #2351543 - 02/18/04 07:32 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I am interested in the ratio of quinoa:water that would allow me to simply sterlize it in a quart jar and have it ready for innoculation without the extra step of cooking it on the stove top first. Anyone have experience with this?

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Re: Quinoa as sole substrate [Re: elfstone]
    #2358270 - 02/20/04 08:46 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

soak it for several hours... it may germinate on you but who cares... drain it and PC as usual... when you drain it give it an extra half hour and mix it around a little extra before filling your jars


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Re: Quinoa as sole substrate [Re: elfstone]
    #2358942 - 02/20/04 12:48 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

So after soaking and packing into the jars, what proportion of grain to water is recommended?

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Re: Quinoa as sole substrate [Re: elfstone]
    #2359255 - 02/20/04 02:17 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

i have used it in conjunction with some other flours via the alien cake tek....took about 30%longer to colinize than just brf but the fruits got bigger and an extra flush took place....but i would not use it alone it seems too pasty when made into a flour


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Re: Quinoa as sole substrate [Re: elfstone]
    #2359734 - 02/20/04 04:14 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

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So after soaking and packing into the jars, what proportion of grain to water is recommended?





no additianal water is required... it will soak the water that it needs..


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Re: Quinoa as sole substrate [Re: elfstone]
    #2621566 - 04/30/04 03:15 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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So after soaking and packing into the jars, what proportion of grain to water is recommended?

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no extra water should be needed, after soaking.


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Re: Quinoa as sole substrate [Re: IDontGrow]
    #2621573 - 04/30/04 03:17 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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i have used it in conjunction with some other flours via the alien cake tek....took about 30%longer to colinize than just brf but the fruits got bigger and an extra flush took place....but i would not use it alone it seems too pasty when made into a flour




i wouldnt make the quinoa into a flour either. use it just as you would use rye or birdseed.


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