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Amazon Shop for: ½ Pint Jars, Brown Rice Flour, Vermiculite

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vermiculite solution
    #2505977 - 04/01/04 05:04 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

while i was boiling the vermiculite solution in the water i had to go to emergency while i was 8 minutes into it so i took it off the stove....can i still boil it again for another hour or do i have to start all over....somebody please help


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Re: vermiculite solution [Re: timmer0987]
    #2506007 - 04/01/04 05:15 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

You mean a pf cake. Im not sure what you are saying but if its a pf cake yes you can re-boil your jars. It will be fine.

If thats not what your asking then I dont know.


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Re: vermiculite solution [Re: frock]
    #2506016 - 04/01/04 05:17 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

can i reboil them tomorrow if i started today yes i meant pf cakes sorry


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Re: vermiculite solution [Re: timmer0987]
    #2506017 - 04/01/04 05:17 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Timmer!!
Yeah, you will be alright, but if you are boiling (not pressure cooking) I suggest 90 minutes. That's how long I did mine, and I have no contamination at all. Better safe than sorry, but yeah, just sterilize them again, I'm sure it will be alright.


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Re: vermiculite solution [Re: bogart]
    #2506041 - 04/01/04 05:26 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

yea this is my first time doing it....so i dont want to screw anything up


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Re: vermiculite solution [Re: timmer0987]
    #2506058 - 04/01/04 05:30 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

whats the reason for boiling the pf cakes?


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Re: vermiculite solution [Re: timmer0987]
    #2506270 - 04/01/04 06:47 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

You boil the cakes to (hopefully) kill any bacteria or fungus that may already be in the rice flour/vermiculite. This is necessary to ensure healthy and non-contaminated growth of the *good* fungus you will be putting in the jar. Boil the hell out of it, but make sure you let it cool to room temperature before injecting spores.


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Re: vermiculite solution [Re: timmer0987]
    #2509837 - 04/01/04 09:50 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I boil mine for 60 min.
Never had any contams.
Sence this is 1 time be sure and use PF tek(1/2 cup verm,1/4 cup water and 1/4 BRF)not MMGG(2/3 cup verm did not work for me)
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Re: vermiculite solution [Re: KaptKid]
    #2511328 - 04/01/04 10:42 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

what temp do you boil at, keep HIGH the whole time?


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Re: vermiculite solution [Re: runnerup]
    #2515303 - 04/02/04 01:44 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

nonono just put several inches of water in the bottom of your pot and low boil that for 90 minutes with a tight lid on the pot. you want steam, not boiling water sloshing into the jars.

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Re: vermiculite solution [Re: timmer0987]
    #2518015 - 04/02/04 06:57 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

AFOAF bakes his verm and BRF at 300F for about 1 hour, just as an added precaution.Let it cool, make jars,and boil.


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