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Oysters on straw, first flush
    #2605633 - 04/27/04 05:28 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)




I harvested 75 lbs from these 5 columns first flush. They're pinning like mad right now, the second flush is coming on strong! :laugh:


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Re: Oysters on straw, first flush [Re: brainbreath]
    #2605684 - 04/27/04 10:22 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

How big are these things ?


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Re: Oysters on straw, first flush [Re: brainbreath]
    #2605699 - 04/27/04 10:29 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

:shocked:

good job :thumbup:

how much spawn did those things take?

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Re: Oysters on straw, first flush [Re: brainbreath]
    #2605921 - 04/27/04 11:45 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Awesome :smile:

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Re: Oysters on straw, first flush [Re: brainbreath]
    #2606115 - 04/27/04 01:29 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Money, money, money!


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Re: Oysters on straw, first flush [Re: creekfarmer]
    #2606439 - 04/27/04 03:01 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

They're all about 6' tall, I used about 12 lbs of spawn per column.
You know it, money,money,money :wink:


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Re: Oysters on straw, first flush [Re: brainbreath]
    #2606535 - 04/27/04 03:21 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

How many flushes do you do inside? How much straw is in each column?


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Re: Oysters on straw, first flush [Re: YidakiMan]
    #2606878 - 04/27/04 04:24 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Three flushes, I could probably get more out of them, but I don't think it's worth the contam risks. Each column has a little less than a bale of straw in it. I made 12 columns with 11 bales, one of the columns is a 3' runt though.


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Re: Oysters on straw, first flush [Re: brainbreath]
    #2606977 - 04/27/04 04:53 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

About 130-150 lbs of spawn?
I think that would take me a solid day with my AA941.

Do you work by yourself?


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Re: Oysters on straw, first flush [Re: YidakiMan]
    #2607081 - 04/27/04 05:24 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Yes about 150 lbs(wet) I primarily work alone, occasionally I have help. If I pack all 3 AA75x's full I can do about 140 lbs per run :laugh:


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Re: Oysters on straw, first flush [Re: brainbreath]
    #2607368 - 04/27/04 06:39 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

How do you pastuerize your straw?


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Re: Oysters on straw, first flush [Re: creekfarmer]
    #2607545 - 04/27/04 07:15 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

In a 55 gallon drum. I bought a turkey fryer at lowes, it has a 140000 btu burner that runs off a propane tank, I set 4 cinder blocks on end then the barrel on top of that. I made a basket from chicken wire that is slightly smaller than the barrel, I pack it with straw and heat the water till it's about 160-170 then submerge the basket of straw for 1-1 1/2 hours. The straw tends to float and lift the basket out of the barrel, so I use a c-clamp to hook it to the rim and set a cinder block on top of the straw to keep it submerged.
I rigged a pulley to lift the basket out of the water when it is done pastuerizing. I lift the basket out of the water and let it hang till no water runs out of it. Once the straw is drained I dump it out on a tarp spread on the floor and spread it around with a rake and let it cool.
I mix the spawn in by hand,  I cut holes in the tubing then pack it in  a little bit at a time, tamp it on the floor repeating that till the column is filled. I close the top of the tubing with a zip-tie and put a few slits in the bag, then the column is inverted and tamped down a final time and hung in the growroom. After the column has settled for 15-30 minutes I punch holes with broadheads attached to a board.
I just followed what Stamets laid out in TMC and GGMM :smile:


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Re: Oysters on straw, first flush [Re: brainbreath]
    #2650657 - 05/07/04 05:41 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

How did you do selling all those mushrooms?


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Re: Oysters on straw, first flush [Re: creekfarmer]
    #2654610 - 05/08/04 09:31 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

they sold themselves in about an hour and a half. I have harvested about three times that since then, The columns in the pictures are on their 3rd flush since I took them, the pictures were about a week old when I posted them. I've only had 5 lbs of it all that wasn't sold, and only because it didn't seem worth taking out one flat to sell. Those are being dried for sale later :wink:


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Re: Oysters on straw, first flush [Re: brainbreath]
    #2660306 - 05/10/04 06:36 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

NIce werk mate.

Looks awesome!!! Good idear.


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Re: Oysters on straw, first flush [Re: brainbreath]
    #2772890 - 06/07/04 09:45 PM (13 years, 18 days ago)

Hey brainbreath,

what did you do to that room before you started growing in it? ie. vapor barriers, insulation, etc....


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Re: Oysters on straw, first flush [Re: brainbreath]
    #2774097 - 06/08/04 09:57 AM (13 years, 18 days ago)

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Re: Oysters on straw, first flush [Re: YidakiMan]
    #2780148 - 06/10/04 04:46 AM (13 years, 16 days ago)

I built the room in an unfinished basement. I built the frame on 4"x4"s so that it's raised off the floor in order to put drains in. I framed the walls and then wrapped the entire room in tyvek, then 2 layers of 6mil sheeting. No insulation was neccesary :smile:
The 12 columns I had when those pics were taken yielded just under 900 lbs :cool:
Having it in the basement really sucks 'cause it makes moving the columns in and out a real pain. I have 4 10'x20' growrooms on the way, small greenhouses basically. They should be set up by this time next week. They're going to be temporary structures until I can buy some land and build permanent structures . I can't wait! :laugh:


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Re: Oysters on straw, first flush [Re: brainbreath]
    #2781007 - 06/10/04 12:02 PM (13 years, 16 days ago)

Thats sweet man. I asked cuz Im working on renovating a room 8 x 4 into my own little grow room. Its sounds like I am on the right track so far. Could you explain the drains a little bit better?


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Re: Oysters on straw, first flush [Re: YidakiMan]
    #2783401 - 06/11/04 12:55 AM (13 years, 15 days ago)

There are 2 floor drains in the growroom, about 1/3 and 2/3 of the way down. The drains are just 2"pvc elbows with a little grate insert, the pipes are on a slight slope in the direction of the arrows. The total drop from the farthest drain to the sump pump is 4". The drain from the cleanroom is teed in downstream from both of the growroom drains to prevent water from backing up into the growroom. Total drop from the cleanroom sink is about 3'. I have it drain to the sump because the only place I could connect to the house drains without making some major changes is where the washing machine drains, which is 4' off of the floor.

Floor drains are necessary if you want to be able to clean the growroom really well. I have a spigot with a garden hose for spraying the room down, I bleach bomb it in the morning after harvesting, hose it down really well, then squeegee the water to the floor drains. At night I just hose the room down and get all the water out I can.
I never apply bleach directly to the columns but have found spraying them down well with the hose helps keep them from getting nasty from spores. Oysters drop alot of spores and the columns end up getting pretty nasty if they're not kept clean, The only contams I've had were on the layer of spores that was coatinng the columns. Live and learn.


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