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my first time -- any thoughts?
    #3303245 - 11/01/04 02:47 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Hello friends.

Soon i will be embarking on my first attempt at the cultivation of the blessed mushroom. The following is what i have and what i plan on doing with what i have; any advice, ideas, or thoughts you have are much appreciated.

i have bought everything i need to begin the initial phase--preparation of spawn, inoculation, incubation--except for the spawn. i cannot find whole rye grain in my town, only rye flour. i'm leaning towards brown rice flour but i may opt for a brf + quinoa and other stuff substrate i read about on this site. any suggestions?

i have 1 qt wide mouth jars, foil, latex gloves, face mask, lysol, some distilled water, two 20 gallon bins to incubate, a fish tank heater for warming the water. i was thinking of using coffee filters instead of tyvek filters--will this work okay? i'll be putting foil over them anyways. i suppose since i'm using a gas stove i don't need an alcohol lamp. as for inoculation, i was thinking of using the oven- tek as a sort of flow hood/glove box thing--is a glove box necessary? i'm thinking as long i observe the rules of cleanliness and sanitation i'll be okay without going to extremes of sanitation.

i'd read that buying organic long grain brown rice and then pulverizing it yourself helps. i'd also read that baking the brf and vermiculite in the over prior to pressure cooking or mixing was beneficial. any thoughts?

i have more questions about spawn mediums and a good self-sufficient terrarium setup, but i'll save them for later. in the interests of getting the questions i asked in this post alone answered, i'll end now. thanks.


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Re: my first time -- any thoughts? [Re: laughingbuddha]
    #3303262 - 11/01/04 02:57 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

you sound all good :thumbup: coffee filters are fine, you dont need a glovebox, but it will help guard against contams. Im not sure about the organic brown rice :shrug: good luck :grin:


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Re: my first time -- any thoughts? [Re: laughingbuddha]
    #3306499 - 11/01/04 09:55 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

If your gonna be using a flour substrate I wouldn't use quart jars.


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Re: my first time -- any thoughts? [Re: Magash]
    #3306751 - 11/01/04 10:47 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

How about a popcorn tek?


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Re: my first time -- any thoughts? [Re: Gr8fulJ420]
    #3307969 - 11/02/04 06:29 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

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How about a popcorn tek?



how about it? kramer likes rye best in Qt jars.....never having tried popcorn
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Re: my first time -- any thoughts? [Re: george castanza]
    #3307979 - 11/02/04 06:38 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)



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Re: my first time -- any thoughts? [Re: doc34]
    #3322163 - 11/04/04 11:53 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

i'd thought about trying wbs, but i read some negative reviews of its performance on this site; given wbs' difficulty, i don't think it's such a good idea for my first attempt. i would love to use rye grain but i can't find whole grains of rye anywhere, even in the quite good health foods store in town. would a bird feed store have rye grains? what do you guys think is the next most reliable substrate for a newb like myself to try his hand at--popcorn, wbs, or maybe even pasta? macaroni sounded cool and easy, but i really don't know much. you're the experts; i eagerly await your advice!


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Re: my first time -- any thoughts? [Re: laughingbuddha]
    #3322295 - 11/05/04 12:33 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I'm a beginner myself, and after alot of reading and advice, i myself went with the BRF and Verm. tek. Just started it today, so I dont have any results yet. By the way, can anyone tell me how to get my damn incubating chamber up to temp with a fish tank heater?


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Re: my first time -- any thoughts? [Re: EuphoricDisaster]
    #3322315 - 11/05/04 12:38 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

are you using TnT?

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Re: my first time -- any thoughts? [Re: laughingbuddha]
    #3322405 - 11/05/04 01:08 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I say don't stress, on my first jars I basically sprayed my kitchen counter off with lysol and washed my hands to keep from getting contams, and I had none. These were 1/2 Pint jars with brf so that could make a difference, honestly I thought I'd have contams too but I didn't get any. You sound like you're taking all the neccessary precautions anyway, good luck to ya.

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Re: my first time -- any thoughts? [Re: Captainj2001]
    #3326244 - 11/06/04 12:10 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

i'm with you captain. after doing months of research, it seems that as long as one observes common sense rules of sanitation contamination should not be a huge issue. i expect some jars or casings to be contaminated, no matter what i do. my main concern is using a newb-friendly substrate material, one that does not require a lot of experience and attention. does anyone know if stores like lowe's or home depot sell rye berries? i'd read rye berries are basically the same as rye grains. what other kinds of grains other than rye have people used with ease and success?


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