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OfflineIGnosticAbhorI
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Casing Ingredients...
    #4263143 - 06/06/05 12:42 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Just wanted to see if this sounds about right.

Everything was measured DRY

It was some ratio that Agar gave me...damnit I can't remeber it correctly...Hopefully he'll remeber :shrug: lol...damn anyways

Turned out to be three quarts total, I added 1 teaspoon of calcium carbonate per quart.

Peat - ?
Verm.- ?
CC  - 3 teaspoons

It was your normal mix Agar, but I am worried about the mix being to base or to acidic...I can start over, but i'd rather not lol.

Only ph strips that I have are pool strips and i dont think those would work lol

Thankx

-Gnostic


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Re: Casing Ingredients... [Re: IGnosticAbhorI]
    #4263167 - 06/06/05 12:51 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

close enough


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Re: Casing Ingredients... [Re: deanofmean]
    #4263268 - 06/06/05 01:31 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

That's what I said :lol:

But i'll be doing several nice sized casings, so 1 fuck-up could mean a lot :rolleyes:

-Gnostic


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Re: Casing Ingredients... [Re: IGnosticAbhorI]
    #4264055 - 06/06/05 04:31 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

This also works great.
4 parts peat
1/4 part verm
1 part calcium carbonate
2- 2  1/4 parts  water
This way in "parts", gives you the flexibility to measure for large or small casings.
Soak your verm in water before adding it to the mixture.
One way to let you know the moisture content is optimal (TMC) is to:
Remove 10-20% of the volume of the dry mix and then saturate the remaining 80-90%. The add the remaining dry material.
:wink: bluhoney


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Re: Casing Ingredients... [Re: bluhoney]
    #4264283 - 06/06/05 05:34 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Wow.

That's an Awful lot of peat...Which holds more water?...

I noticed that my peat was soaking up what looked like more water than my verm...Just curious

Thankx for the replies guys...and girls :smirk:

-Gnostic


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Re: Casing Ingredients... [Re: IGnosticAbhorI]
    #4264286 - 06/06/05 05:35 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

What does Calcium Carbonate do? I'm glad this question was asked because I'm just about to go out and buy supplies for my casing.

Where does one buy peat and carbonate?

Edit: ...wow I must have been tripping when I wrote this... edited for coherence.


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Re: Casing Ingredients... [Re: StrandedVoyager]
    #4264540 - 06/06/05 06:53 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

CaCO = Lime


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Re: Casing Ingredients... [Re: StrandedVoyager]
    #4265581 - 06/06/05 11:02 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

its to balance PH cuz pete is kinda acidic.


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Re: Casing Ingredients... [Re: IGnosticAbhorI]
    #4265597 - 06/06/05 11:07 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

Only ph strips that I have are pool strips and i dont think those would work lol





why not?

:smirk:


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Re: Casing Ingredients... [Re: Roadkill]
    #4265819 - 06/07/05 12:05 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Acually...I tried it...Hahaha

Didn't work out to well...Said it was really acidic (PH of like 4 lol)

But i really don't know if it was correct or not.

I def. used more Verm. than Peat.

I will re-do it just to be on the safe side :cool:

Thankx everyone!

Oh and Calcium Carbonate can also be made from egg-shells...Made my own :cool:

-Gnostic


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Re: Casing Ingredients... [Re: IGnosticAbhorI]
    #4265853 - 06/07/05 12:12 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

IGnosticAbhorI said:

Calcium Carbonate can also be made from egg-shells...Made my own :cool:






You eat alot of eggs?


poor little chicks...

never had a chance...

big bad iggy ate them!~

lolzz


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Re: Casing Ingredients... [Re: Roadkill]
    #4265869 - 06/07/05 12:15 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I'm one mean motherfucker :smirk: haha

Acually we eat Eggs Every GD morning...Not anymore :grin:...We're out hahahahahaha....

Took like 2 dozen er so for a small zip-lock baggie to be about 2/3 - 3/4 full...

But I never paid for ANY Calcium Carbonate...

Ate a delicious meal and made a great casing layer...:grin: haahaha

Can't wait to get some more eggs..:rotfl:, Anyone need some Calcium Carbonate? :smirk: :lol: :lol:

-Gnostic


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Re: Casing Ingredients... [Re: IGnosticAbhorI]
    #4266118 - 06/07/05 01:18 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

IGnosticAbhorI said:


Took like 2 dozen er so for a small zip-lock baggie to be about 2/3 - 3/4 full...

But I never paid for ANY Calcium Carbonate...


-Gnostic





how do you make CC....crush?


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Re: Casing Ingredients... [Re: onefunguy]
    #4266133 - 06/07/05 01:22 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Made an old thread about it...

Wash them gently under very warm-hot water...

Get as much of the embrotic(sp) tissue off as you can.

Then rub with a little bit of alcohol...Then rinse..

Then nuke in microwave for about 7-8 mintues...

Then Crush...I used a grinder :grin:

-Gnostic

I'll bump it up...:shrug:...why not..


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