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Over - Pasteurized ??
    #4262575 - 06/06/05 03:57 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

My friend made a casing mixture consisting of 12 cups Spaghnum Peat Moss, 6 cups water, & 2 cups crushed oyster shell. He usually pasteurizes around 150 deg F for 2 hours in oven. He accidentally left his place today with the oven on. When he returned, he discovered the mistake and estimates that the mixture was in the oven for 16 hours and reached 160 deg F. The mixture is still good n moist. He wants to know if this mixture is still okay or if he should toss it and make a new mixture. In other words, did the prolonged pasteurization time kill off the beneficial bacteria? Any helpful insight much appreciated.

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Re: Over - Pasteurized ?? [Re: i4get]
    #4262588 - 06/06/05 04:07 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

there is no beneficial bacteria.

we're not talking h/poo

I sterilize my casing mixtures.. you are good to go.

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Re: Over - Pasteurized ?? [Re: grow]
    #4262709 - 06/06/05 08:43 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Are the beneficial bacteria *that* important when using hpoo?

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Re: Over - Pasteurized ?? [Re: goldtop57]
    #4262710 - 06/06/05 08:45 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

YES, they really do help fight off contams. Poo casings are alot more hardy than straight Rye or WBS.

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