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Offlineherby
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Casing mix and sterilization
    #3046685 - 08/25/04 12:59 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Should you sterlize your casing mix? I don't think that you are supposed to but I'm still not sure. Please let me know.


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Re: Casing mix and sterilization [Re: herby]
    #3046727 - 08/25/04 01:12 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

yes, cook it or nuke it


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Re: Casing mix and sterilization [Re: sublimesubmind]
    #3046829 - 08/25/04 01:39 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

how long should I cook it for and at what temp (in F)?


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Re: Casing mix and sterilization [Re: sublimesubmind]
    #3046840 - 08/25/04 01:41 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

According to many respected mycologists, the casing layer ought be pasteurized, not sterilized. Pasteurization = 140-160F degrees for at least an hour. Sterilization = pressure cooking (or heating above 212F) Too low of a temperature won't kill enough, and too high of a temp can kill off benefitial bacteria.


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