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Are old cakes bad cakes??
    #4123697 - 05/02/05 04:25 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

I have about 30 1/2 pint jars that have been done colonising for over three months now.  I've had some hectic happenings lately and haven't had enough time to actually make casings from all my jars. 

I opened up my TIT (which I unplugged 10 weeks ago to halt any growth)the other day and inspected all the jars.  A few cakes had dried out and shrank, but most of them still look healthy with no signs of mold or contams, just some mycelial waste here and there.

All I want to know is if it will be okay to use these cakes even thought they've been sitting for so long?  I guess it wouldn't hurt, I just don't want to end up having a grow tub full of mold in the end.

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Re: Are old cakes bad cakes?? [Re: WoodsCall]
    #4123761 - 05/02/05 04:42 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Is there any sign of contam? I'd dunk them ASAP if there alright, I'd dunk them for about 16-24 hours to fully rehydrate them. And see if anything happens. Cuz 30 mason jars are a lot.. Don't waste it

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Re: Are old cakes bad cakes?? [Re: Cray]
    #4123773 - 05/02/05 04:47 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Thanks, Cray. I always dunk before casing anyway, but it may be wise to keep them under a bit longer. Yeah, 30 cakes is definitely a lot to lose, especially since they're going to be cased!!


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Re: Are old cakes bad cakes?? [Re: WoodsCall]
    #4123821 - 05/02/05 05:03 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

yea exactly, no offence I wouldn't care if everyone said to throw them away, just try it out! you never know, tell you what your myc. network must be really strong. Try keeping us posted how it goes, cuz this is interesting.


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Re: Are old cakes bad cakes?? [Re: WoodsCall]
    #4123822 - 05/02/05 05:03 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

no longer than 24 hours is necesary


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Re: Are old cakes bad cakes?? [Re: lordoftheshroomz]
    #4123827 - 05/02/05 05:04 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

nor is it helpful its actualyl detrimental ud be drowning the myc


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