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OfflineShroomist99
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Using a thick beer with agar......
    #2818268 - 06/22/04 08:11 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Has anyone ever used beer, like a stout beer, with agar instead of dry yeast and malt extract to grow mycelium?  Is it possible?  I was thinking about trying it, but I don't know if I want to waste the agar if it won't work.... :mushroom2:


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Re: Using a thick beer with agar...... [Re: Shroomist99]
    #2818445 - 06/22/04 09:00 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Mycelia doesn't appreciate alcohol. If you use a beer, be sure to boil it first, then add to the agar. I don't use it in agar, but I have soaked/boiled rye grain in beer.


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Re: Using a thick beer with agar...... [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #2818475 - 06/22/04 09:09 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Well, if he PCs the agar, that should be enough to drive off the alcohol, no?


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Re: Using a thick beer with agar...... [Re: Sev]
    #2818491 - 06/22/04 09:16 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

No. Boil the beer for half an hour or more before adding to the agar. It takes time for the alcohol to boil off.


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Re: Using a thick beer with agar...... [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #2818503 - 06/22/04 09:21 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

  I went ahead and prepared my dish.  I boiled beer for 15 minutes, alcohol evaporates fairly quickly, then I added the agar and boiled for an additional 10 minutes.  I used a light beer instead because I thought that the stout would make the agar too dark.  I came out relatively clear.  If it works, it might be something to pass around.  Thanks! :mushroom2:


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Re: Using a thick beer with agar...... [Re: Shroomist99]
    #2818504 - 06/22/04 09:21 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

How about using beer in PF jars in leu of distilled H2O???
The alcohol would get alieviated in the PC..no??
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Another Quick Question for you.... [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #2818533 - 06/22/04 09:30 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I also wanted to know if you had ever used any mail-order spawn bags?  If so, I ordered a Psilocybe Azurscens spawn bag and it says that it is for outdoor cultivation and just to dump it in a shady spot, cover it with hardwood chips (maple, birch, or alder) and keep it moist.  What would I want to do to move it indoors? :tongue2:


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