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InvisibleRobotic_touch
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Filters
    #2734204 - 05/26/04 11:15 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I asked a question about filters before but I have another one. Ok, in the tek I am using, there is no info about filters but I want to use them. I have coffee filters.......so is there any way to sterilize them before I use them? Should I put them on before I cook the jars? Im afraid they will get wet..... also, the way I am thinking, is to cut a hole in the filter the same size as the opening of the jar and just rest it on the top layer of vermiculite and then put the lid on. Does that sound sufficient? Thx in advance.


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Re: Filters [Re: Robotic_touch]
    #2734290 - 05/26/04 11:26 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

uhhm??? what are you using the filter for? the lid or will it just be an extra barier between the lid, the poly, and the verm?


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Re: Filters [Re: Robotic_touch]
    #2734296 - 05/26/04 11:27 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

a barrier....


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Re: Filters [Re: BLuEFroG]
    #2734297 - 05/26/04 11:27 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Coffee filters wont do too much either way, its kinda pointless...


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Re: Filters [Re: Robotic_touch]
    #2734318 - 05/26/04 11:29 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Jar, lid, filter, ring, PC. Good luck.


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Re: Filters [Re: BLuEFroG]
    #2734332 - 05/26/04 11:32 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

And they are right. Coffee filters suck. Get tyvek or poly-fil.


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Re: Filters [Re: NewfoundFreedom]
    #2734352 - 05/26/04 11:36 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

tyvek is free (just in case you didnt know) just hop over to your local post office and grab one off the shelf, all that crap is free!


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Re: Filters [Re: BLuEFroG]
    #2734476 - 05/27/04 12:01 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Coffee filters fresh out of the package will be sterile or nearly so anyway.

I use them in place of lids. Jar, coffee filter, ring. Pressure cook, remove ring, innoculate through filter, apply second filter, apply ring. Jars incubate in humidified fruiting chamber.

Lots of air exchange, and while they aren't as good at keeping out contamination, there isn't much contamination in the fruiting chamber anyway, so its never been an issue.

Its not better than other methods though, so I don't really recommend it.


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