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Too late to dunk casing?
    #3753226 - 02/08/05 11:36 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I just picked my two casings about 3 or 4 hours ago, sprayed them down, threw a thin casing layer on top and put them back in their tub. One is 5 half pints WBS and the other is 6 both with Jiffy mix for casing in a gladware container. Both of them sharnk considerably. Is it too late to dunk them? Can I just fill the gladwares with some distilled water for 12-18 hours and drain the rest out?

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Re: Too late to dunk casing? [Re: DNKYD]
    #3753737 - 02/09/05 12:57 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Yes you can. Then repatch.

Casings will shrink noticably every flush... Honestly, I dont think a dunk will do you much good. Whole grains that are colonized dont hydrate well from a dunk. Mixing in verm with your WBS (either before PCing or while casing, after colonized) will help you rehydrate by dunking later. The best thing you can probably do is just make sure the sides are loosly filled with casing and keep the casing well misted and in high humidity.

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Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
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Casing layer colonization and overlay

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