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brown sugary smell in uncolonized jars
    #387165 - 09/06/01 06:25 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

Hello all. A foaf had innoculated 5 1pt. jars with P.C. Ecuador two and a half weeks ago. Not so much as a white dot in any of the jars. So he decided to re-sterilize them and try the mycelium solution innoculation on them (he has some cases in the works). The uncolonized jars had no visible signs of contams, but had a very distinct odor (only noticeable when smelled up close). It smells to me like either brown sugar or carmel, like on a candy apple. Is this normal or a contam? Is it safe to resterilize? Thanx in advance for any help.

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Re: brown sugary smell in uncolonized jars [Re: mahookah]
    #387625 - 09/07/01 02:37 AM (15 years, 6 months ago)

probably normal, and probably ok to resterilize. oversterilization will result in carmelization of the sugars and this in turn does not promote mycelium.

i hate to throw out material too.

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