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How can I tell if my WBS jars aren't too sticky/wet?
    #2403297 - 03/04/04 05:15 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I made 7 WBS jars doing the following: soaked wbs for about 10 hours, then rinsed them off for about 5, and then let them drain for about 10 minutes. I put in 125 ml grain, and 110 ml water into pint jars. I PC'd them for 1 hour. after steam subsided i took them out and shook them, many of them looking pretty wet and sticky. That observation was made about 1/2 an hour after i turned the PC off. Some of the jars, when I shake them around, the stuff moves, but it seems to stick together a lot, so I'm just wondering how sticky is too sticky and If I should not innoc them or do over.

Then, after that I did 7 more jars basically the same way, but i put a bit less water. i'd guess more like 105ish. Have yet to check those, but I hope they are better. Any help is appreciated.


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Re: How can I tell if my WBS jars aren't too sticky/wet? [Re: shwowsh]
    #2403361 - 03/04/04 05:30 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

it's your call, without seeing them it's tough to say.  But it does sound like you used too much water.  2:1 ratio of seed to water (by volume) works fine for me, and that's without pre-soaking.  I use 2/3 cup seed(dry) and 1/3 cup water in my pint jars routinely and haven't cooked up a bad batch since I started using that recipe a few years ago.  Breaks up easy and colonizes quick.  This probly should have gone in general cultivation BTW :wink:.

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Re: How can I tell if my WBS jars aren't too sticky/wet? [Re: shwowsh]
    #2403362 - 03/04/04 05:31 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

i dont think your supposed to add any water after a 10 hour soak. You may have added way too much water.


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Re: How can I tell if my WBS jars aren't too sticky/wet? [Re: shwowsh]
    #2403364 - 03/04/04 05:31 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

sounds like you have too much water. you're doing too many things, either let them soak and PC them, or add that ratio of water/dry grain, not both.

toss those jars and start over.


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