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Will casings always overlay in high humidity environment?
    #4042869 - 04/11/05 10:29 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

After having a huge mess from rolling and double end casing my cakes, I'm considering casing four remaining GT jars that I have ready. My only problem is that I only have one PMP and it keeps a steady humidity of around 90%. It is my understanding that high humidity will cause casings to overlay. I plan on casing in just vermiculite because that is all I have on hand at the moment. Am I guaranteed to get overlay if I put a casing in my PMP? I think the air in my house is way too dry for me to just leave a casing out in the open.

Edit: I do have some extra hydroton laying around if there is something simple that I can throw together.


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Re: Will casings always overlay in high humidity environment? [Re: PowerTrip]
    #4042878 - 04/11/05 10:33 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

90% should do you fine. High humidity is usually only a problem if you don't have good air exchange. High humidity + lack of fresh air exchange = contam breeding grounds.

Not sure if RH can be pointed to causing overlay, as I've personally never had an overlayed casing or anything near it.

Just fruit when mycelium is below the surface (or just popping up) and all should be fine. Don't leave those casings in the incubator for days and days on end, this will just colonize the casing surface beyond what you want it to.


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Re: Will casings always overlay in high humidity environment? [Re: Holydiver]
    #4042894 - 04/11/05 10:38 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Helpful as usual, Diver. I appreciate it. This is where I read that high humidity could lead to overlay.
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Re: Will casings always overlay in high humidity environment? [Re: PowerTrip]
    #4042933 - 04/11/05 10:50 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

is there any way to lower the humidity in a PMP to make it more suitable for casing? i'm not woried about my air exchange but just in case i'd like to drop the rh a little


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Re: Will casings always overlay in high humidity environment? [Re: deathbychimney]
    #4042970 - 04/11/05 11:00 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

There are a few ways to lower the humidity in a pmp. If you have a smaller layer of dry hydroton above the water level, it should drop your humidity a little. When I first put mine together I only had a half inch of dry hydroton and my humidity was at 80%. You could also increase air exchange to lower humidity somewhat. I think a PMP with the lid completely off would be around 70% humidity.


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Re: Will casings always overlay in high humidity environment? [Re: PowerTrip]
    #4042983 - 04/11/05 11:04 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

yeah i was thinking of cracking the top open a little bit. i've heard people saying 80% w/ the top off though

would less water help at all? i wouldn't want to take out too much of the hydroton w/o lowering the water level an equal amount


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Re: Will casings always overlay in high humidity environment? [Re: deathbychimney]
    #4043249 - 04/12/05 12:12 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

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i wouldn't want to take out too much of the hydroton w/o lowering the water level an equal amount




This is not what you want to do if you're going to lower the hydroton to lower RH.  The reason lowering the hydroton decreases the humidity is because there is less of it exposes to open air, thus less wet surface area, thus less evaporation, thus less humidity.  Lowering the water the same amount will just yield the same amount of evaporation, but you'll just have to possibly refill the water more often... not what you're looking for...  I'm pretty baked and drunk now too, so someone tell me off if I'm wrong, or if I misunderstood ur post... GL bro :blazed:


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