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    #3265615 - 10/22/04 08:56 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

if one is to use brown rice as a substrate, should the rice remain raw? or be cooked?    :mushroom2:


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Re: brown rice [Re: zbgeed]
    #3265619 - 10/22/04 08:58 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

raw dude it kind of cooks when u pc it


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Re: brown rice [Re: zbgeed]
    #3265620 - 10/22/04 08:59 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Raw. You use brown rice _powder_ and sterilize it, then inoc. Just make sure you follow the pf tek for the correct mixture.


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Re: brown rice [Re: SCIOpenEyedDream]
    #3265670 - 10/22/04 09:15 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

im going to use regular brown rice and vermiculite sterilized in the microwave or on the stove, havent decided yet


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Re: brown rice [Re: zbgeed]
    #3265688 - 10/22/04 09:20 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

It needs to be ground.. I don't think you can use whole rice grains, if thats what you mean.


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Re: brown rice [Re: zbgeed]
    #3265701 - 10/22/04 09:26 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

the only thing is..... it is a poorer substate
then rye or bird seed
straw is even better... youll get bigger shrooms and more of them
and not that difficult really
but if its your first grow the PF tek would be better to
get your feet wet with


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Re: brown rice [Re: noxy]
    #3265704 - 10/22/04 09:28 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

this is my second grow, first was brf and b+. this one is long grain brown rice with cambodian and tazmanian

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also, can i wash the rice in rubbing alcohol first, then wash that again with distilled water? then of course cook the jars, but will the alcohol help with contams or hurt the rice? i think it would benefit me, but i could be wrong


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Re: brown rice [Re: zbgeed]
    #3265707 - 10/22/04 09:29 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

You _have_ to ground it man. Make it into a powder and mix with verm. It's not like rye where you can just leave it whole.


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Re: brown rice [Re: SCIOpenEyedDream]
    #3265725 - 10/22/04 09:33 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

no alcohal just do the same as you would with any grain


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Re: brown rice [Re: noxy]
    #3265978 - 10/22/04 10:52 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

do i have to powder the rice? i leave them as whole grains and mix in vermiculite?


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Re: brown rice [Re: zbgeed]
    #3265983 - 10/22/04 10:53 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

No. Powder man. Make it flour like... that's why it's referred to as BRF.


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Re: brown rice [Re: discman1]
    #3266082 - 10/22/04 11:30 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

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It needs to be ground.. I don't think you can use whole rice grains, if thats what you mean.




Yes you can use whole grain brown rice with very good results

I cook the rice just like I was making dinner except that I use half the water recommened on the package. Watch the rice when it's cooking or it will stick to the pan. Drain very,very well and lightly pack into jars topped of with verm. PC for 1 1/2 hours :thumbup:

Continue as normal PF tek :grin:


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Re: brown rice [Re: zbgeed]
    #3266342 - 10/23/04 12:48 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

fucknuckle im going to go with your advice. would it be ok to add a bit of butter to the rice while cooking?


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Re: brown rice [Re: zbgeed]
    #3266346 - 10/23/04 12:50 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Are you being funny? :stoned:

No don't use any butter or salt :laugh:


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Re: brown rice [Re: zbgeed]
    #3266370 - 10/23/04 12:57 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

im serious, i dont see how butter would harm it and it would also prevent the rice from sticking


Edited by zbgeed (10/23/04 12:58 AM)


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Re: brown rice [Re: zbgeed]
    #3266395 - 10/23/04 01:02 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

As far as I have read any oils are very bad for the MYC. The rice dosn't stick toghter when you use half the water. :thumbup:

Done it this way many times. In fact when I can't find my regular grains ,I use brown rice or popcorn for all my bulk grow needs. I live in the deep woods so it can be hard to find shit. :grin:


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Re: brown rice [Re: Fucknuckle]
    #3266435 - 10/23/04 01:12 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

alright cool man, i got 4lbs of it sitting here. im going to get cooking

i mean my cat is...is going to..cook it


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Re: brown rice [Re: zbgeed]
    #3266482 - 10/23/04 01:26 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

You really should grind it up. It takes about 5 mins with a blender to do enough for 10 jars. No biggie and colonization will be much faster. Everything I've read on using whole grain rice says don't waste your time. Just grind it man.

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Re: brown rice [Re: UglyBunny]
    #3266676 - 10/23/04 02:41 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Move straight to popcorn if you aren't into grinding.


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Re: brown rice [Re: kraj]
    #3266752 - 10/23/04 03:17 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

kraj, i will check out popcorn next grow. i made 8 1 pint jars of almost cooked brown rice and some moist vermiculite. next step do i have to cook these? i just boiled the rice. can i do it in the microwave? anyproblem nuking rice grains?


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