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Casing 101 Q's.
    #2883816 - 07/12/04 10:34 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Re: Casing 101

Is the substrate used in Casing 101 BRF/Verm. ?

Anyone got and other things to add to this tek ?


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Re: Casing 101 Q's. [Re: JaRRn]
    #2884041 - 07/12/04 11:34 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Coir/verm/lime
Have not done it myself :goodluck:


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Re: Casing 101 Q's. [Re: JaRRn]
    #2884177 - 07/13/04 12:10 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)


According to this tek, substrate used is a PF-Cake, which is BRF and VERM.

Now, the casing layer can be anything you want. The easiest casing recipe is coco-coir mixed with verm to a ratio of 60/40. Ratio is not that important. No need to add lime or any ph buffer since coir and verm are pretty neutral anyway.

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Re: Casing 101 Q's. [Re: JaRRn]
    #2884186 - 07/13/04 12:12 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

yes, I assume PF jars refers to BRF/verm but any grain can be cased I only deal with quart jars and half gallon jars once you learn to use a liquid mycellium tek you can go big
I have no idea why more people dont use half gallon jars its so easier to deal with them when doing a bulk in particular
anyway my point is if you are doing casings hop up to grains a quart of millet colonizes in less time than a half pint of BRF and takes the same amount of innoculant
for your first casing use pure verm it more resistant to contams since its basicly a fluffy rock


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Re: Casing 101 Q's. [Re: alpiner]
    #2884455 - 07/13/04 01:26 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Should  I add a bottom layer of Verm like mentioned in the tek? and surely all casing layers must be sterlised by PC!?

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Re: Casing 101 Q's. [Re: JaRRn]
    #2884884 - 07/13/04 05:13 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

i dont think using brf in casing is the best idea. try peat moss \ verm \ peat based potting soil , straw\manure or something like that instead,

i use a bottom layer with perlitte and some verm.

Yes you can sterilize the casing layers but it is not a must, I have used unsterilized casing layers with succsess.

Also I have found out that good thick casing layers are best, it takes longer time before it fruits but damn the sizes of the ones i have had latly on extra thick casings have been amazing, the biggest was 46 grams alone.


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Re: Casing 101 Q's. [Re: JaRRn]
    #2885086 - 07/13/04 08:23 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

While on the subjekt, how deep(or high) should the substrate layer be? and how many cakes is good to use per casing?


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Re: Casing 101 Q's. [Re: death_by_desire]
    #2887203 - 07/13/04 08:37 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Well In the tek it says  bottom layer 1/2 inch Verm, then a raito of 1:4 casing to substrate layer.  :balloon:


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