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Amazon Shop: ½ Pint Jars, Brown Rice Flour, Rye Grain

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Tyvek == ! so good for contams?
    #3025369 - 08/19/04 09:36 PM (13 years, 4 days ago)

Made a few BRF jars last friday. I was experimenting and only used Tyvek as a lid and taped the inoc holes. Problem is almost every jar is contamed, 4 so far out of 6. Ive never had a contamed jar and Ive used the same technique I always have. Ive got great colonization time, two jars are almost completly done after 6 days (although 1 is contamaed), but that could be due to the fact that they are amazons.

So is Tyvek not an adequate contam barrier by itself? Any experience?


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Re: Tyvek == ! so good for contams? [Re: shallow]
    #3025457 - 08/19/04 09:51 PM (13 years, 4 days ago)

Just wondering.. did you do anything to sterilize the tyvek?


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Re: Tyvek == ! so good for contams? [Re: NOS4A2]
    #3025501 - 08/19/04 09:57 PM (13 years, 4 days ago)

good practice is to use polyfill in the holes to further prevent contam, but as far as i know, tyvek should stop bacteria, although it supposedly lets air pass through so maybe airborne contams, or at least some can make it through.... not sure though....


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Re: Tyvek == ! so good for contams? [Re: shallow]
    #3025550 - 08/19/04 10:04 PM (13 years, 4 days ago)

i had the same with tyvek lots of comtam.and for the ones who ask
about sterilize thats what the pc takes care of ,no problems with polyfill .


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Re: Tyvek == ! so good for contams? [Re: mr_X_]
    #3025650 - 08/19/04 10:24 PM (13 years, 4 days ago)

Sorry I assumed the tyvek was put on after pc'ing since the properies of tyvek might compromise the consistancy (water content) of the cakes, at least that's how i'd do it if I planned on not having any type of rigid lid.By the way how big a hole do you think it takes to stick a needle in a tyvek only lid. Seems like you'd end up with a bigger hole trying to stick a "cotton ball" in a needle hole! How 'bout them crazy little round fabric band-aids.


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Re: Tyvek == ! so good for contams? [Re: NOS4A2]
    #3025675 - 08/19/04 10:30 PM (13 years, 4 days ago)

Check out how doc34 prepares his lids...should give you an idea of how tyvek and polyfill are used. Note that a lot of people only use one or the other, but two layers of protection are better than one :smile:

http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat...ev=#Post2919511

*edit*
I just noticed that you're talking about PF cakes which don't usually involve tyvek. If you want to use it with PF style jars you should probably do like Magash' does in his rye tek. You just have 4 holes in your lid instead of 2...

http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat...ev=#Post2988500


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Re: Tyvek == ! so good for contams? [Re: dustz]
    #3025718 - 08/19/04 10:38 PM (13 years, 4 days ago)

I've checked your link and nowhere is there polyfill in a tyvek disk that doesn't have a metal lid under or over it. Tyvek only lid... thanx antway


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Re: Tyvek == ! so good for contams? [Re: NOS4A2]
    #3025957 - 08/19/04 11:31 PM (13 years, 4 days ago)

Tyvek is not used as a lid by itself for a reason. Because it doesnt work. Use the metal+Tyvek and be happy :smile:


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