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pasterizing large amounts of casing soil
    #2854722 - 07/03/04 08:46 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

High shroomers!

I have a question about casing -
what would be the best way to pasterize larger amounts of casing soil enough to cover aprox. 2x1 square m of surface? Microwave is to small so I thought of doing it the same way as pasterizing compost - mix the peat and vermiculit, put it in a pillow case and dunk it in a container with hot water for 1 hour (sealed), then let it drain and squeeze all exess water out, then add microwaved-nuked grounded limestone and this is it. You know any other way to do it?

thx to all!


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Re: pasterizing large amounts of casing soil [Re: mushysan]
    #2855322 - 07/04/04 03:07 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I myself have never pasteurized a casing layer, always sterilized them.

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Re: pasterizing large amounts of casing soil [Re: mushysan]
    #2855782 - 07/04/04 09:30 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

AFOAF has always just done multiple mircrowaves until the needed amount is reached. It might take 5-6 microwaves to cover that much area if you have a regular sized one. But microwaving doesn't require as much time. AFOAF has been microwaving for 10 mins lately.

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