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OfflineOoSaToriBluEoO
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Who here steralizes their casing layer
    #344970 - 06/20/01 02:35 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

Name what casing you use and whether you steralize it?

I am trying to case rye grain with verm at the moment with the intention of switching to peat moss or some other casing asap. I have succeeded casing verm\brf cakes in verm but I want to take verm right out of the equation but I failed when I tried casing grain in peat moss. So I am taking a step back and casing grain in verm first.

But I am interested even in whether people sterzlize verm before casing with it or not? As well as other casing types.

Edited by OoSaToriBluEoO on 06/20/01 07:36 AM.



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Re: Who here steralizes their casing layer [Re: OoSaToriBluEoO]
    #345005 - 06/20/01 04:00 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

I steam my casing material for two hours, no matter what I'm casing with. Even straight verimiculite.



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Re: Who here steralizes their casing layer [Re: OoSaToriBluEoO]
    #345023 - 06/20/01 05:03 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

Since The casing layer [just]provide a damp inviroment for your casing and adds H20 to produce mushrooms its best to sterilase it to eliminate comtam risks....!?!
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Re: Who here steralizes their casing layer [Re: stonErollEr1]
    #345027 - 06/20/01 05:24 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

I pasteurise it in the microwave for 10 minutes.

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Re: Who here steralizes their casing layer [Re: OoSaToriBluEoO]
    #345030 - 06/20/01 05:37 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

we always sterilise peat based casing for one full hour in oven bags in the pressure cooker

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Re: Who here steralizes their casing layer [Re: OoSaToriBluEoO]
    #345034 - 06/20/01 05:43 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

I nuke verm & 50/50 for 5 mins in the microwave.
Sorts out all sorts of potential problems

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Re: Who here steralizes their casing layer [Re: FrogSpawn]
    #345064 - 06/20/01 06:51 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

i dont sterilize, and i am getting great yields! but i do think sterilizing would help a bit in case your fungus is not strong enough to fight off any contaminants... just my opinion though.......

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Re: Who here steralizes their casing layer [Re: OoSaToriBluEoO]
    #345145 - 06/20/01 08:36 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

I use Miracle grow moisture control potting soil. It's a blend of coconut fibers and peat moss. I mix roughly a 2:1 Ratio of miracle grow to verm. I don't sterilize. Just finished the 5th flush with no contams. This stuff is better than straight verm, or the 50/50 (IMO). By the way, i use BRF/verm cakes.

Edited by JuttDogg on 06/20/01 01:43 PM.



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Re: Who here steralizes their casing layer [Re: JuttDogg]
    #345207 - 06/20/01 10:23 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

My foaf's friendly frog always Pasturises her verm/peat.
Just to be safe.

JuttDogg

This Miracle grow moisture control potting soil sounds good. Is it widely available?

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Re: Who here steralizes their casing layer [Re: DrAgonTwin]
    #345255 - 06/20/01 11:21 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

I sterilize 50/50+ and let sit outside for two days in a autoclavable bag. "0" contams.

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Re: Who here steralizes their casing layer [Re: DrAgonTwin]
    #345374 - 06/21/01 02:02 AM (21 years, 3 months ago)

Dr AgonTwin. Yeah, It should be. I got it from my local wal-mart.



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Re: Who here steralizes their casing layer [Re: JuttDogg]
    #345412 - 06/21/01 02:51 AM (21 years, 3 months ago)

Cheers JuttDogg. Have to keep an eye out for some.

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Re: Who here steralizes their casing layer [Re: DrAgonTwin]
    #345419 - 06/21/01 03:03 AM (21 years, 3 months ago)

Tried and tested by many, I use a peat lime casing approximately 10 parts peat moss to 1 part limestone flour, well mixed and moistened.

I nuke my casing in the microwave for several short bursts (4 minutes at a time), leave it for a few hours and repeat the "Pasteurisation". This is mainly to eliminate those little black flys which hatch out of most peat based soils.




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Re: Who here steralizes their casing layer [Re: amanita]
    #345482 - 06/21/01 04:42 AM (21 years, 3 months ago)

Thanx for sharing some different perspectives on it.

When using parts that just means like

10 cups of peat
1 cup of lime
1 cup of gypsum

right?




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Re: Who here steralizes their casing layer [Re: OoSaToriBluEoO]
    #345488 - 06/21/01 04:49 AM (21 years, 3 months ago)

Mine goes into a vented tupperware container for about 5 mins in the micro. Mine is 1000 watt, so your times may vary, because like all the pop-corn and shit says, microwaves may vary.



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Re: Who here steralizes their casing layer [Re: psilocybian]
    #345489 - 06/21/01 04:50 AM (21 years, 3 months ago)

Oh yeah, staright verm.



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Re: Who here steralizes their casing layer [Re: psilocybian]
    #345497 - 06/21/01 05:03 AM (21 years, 3 months ago)

HQ uses coir, no sterilization. just rehydrates with boiled water from a kettle. steamy!



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Re: Who here steralizes their casing layer [Re: oscill8]
    #345503 - 06/21/01 05:13 AM (21 years, 3 months ago)

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