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Offlinehomebrew
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Jars and Innoculation
    #380341 - 08/28/01 12:01 AM (15 years, 3 months ago)

Ok, I have made a few stupid newbee posts in the past, however, after lurking for a few more months I am ready to make the plunge into cultivation. (THANK YOU 4 THE SPORES RALPH ! ! !) That said, I have questions about what I am about to attempt.

1. I am unable to find 1/2 pint jars (wide or regular mouth), but I have just bought 1/4 pint jars. From reading PF TEK, my thought process was that the less volume of substrate equals quicker colonization . Has anyone done a 1/4 pint jar innoculation? What were your thoughts on it? I suspect it should colonize faster. BTW I plan on doing 6 1/4 pints and casing with 50/50 in a perlite humidified cooler.

2. This question has to do with the actual innoculation. I have seen that most TEKs say 4 holes around the perimeter of the jar, and to wait for another week after the visible colonization so that the mycelllium can reach the inside of the cake. I plan on 4 holes, three equidistant around the outside of the jar and one in the middle of the jar. I think that this way you should be able to birth the cake when you see full colonization around the glass. Any Thoughts?

Thanks for listening.

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Re: Jars and Innoculation [Re: homebrew]
    #380346 - 08/28/01 12:09 AM (15 years, 3 months ago)

1/4 pints will be allright just not as much substrate. the hole config sounds fine. you may want to use the whole dozen though

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Re: Jars and Innoculation [Re: homebrew]
    #380347 - 08/28/01 12:09 AM (15 years, 3 months ago)

1/4 jars are fine.

you innoculation idea will work also, however i still recommend waiting three days or so just to be sure.

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Re: Jars and Innoculation [Re: Larrythescaryrex]
    #380922 - 08/28/01 07:40 PM (15 years, 3 months ago)

I have used 1/4 pint they work great for caseings however cakes don;t do well after the first flush or 2. They will colonize faster but not 2x as fast. It's more likely it will save you a few days tough.

I would also recomend waiting the 3 days after 100% colonization. From my experince the ones that i waited a few days before birth produce larger flushes. So it is worth the wait in the long run. However you can do what i did and wait on half and birth the rest. that way you get your cake and can eat it too so to speak.

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