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OfflineContact
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Newbie needs help!!
    #428718 - 10/17/01 05:55 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)

This is my first attempt to grow mushrooms. I bought the Soul Food Machine from mushroom magic and I also got the air filter. I know it was a little pricey but I didn't feel like searching for all the materials. But when I got the kit it said that I need a pressure cooker. Do I or can I go without it. If I need one where would be the best and cheapest place to get one. Thanks Also any advice for a first time grower


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Re: Newbie needs help!! [Re: Contact]
    #428739 - 10/17/01 06:13 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)

Having a PC will make a LOT of difference.
Given the crazy shit you can grow without proper sterilization, I would go with th PC.
Places to get them vary, where do you live?

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Re: Newbie needs help!! [Re: uniboner]
    #428749 - 10/17/01 06:23 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)

You could steam the jars for an hour. I do this with roughly 90% success. Yet, a PC would greatly reduce your risk of contamination.


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    #428774 - 10/17/01 06:47 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)

Pc's get a lot hotter than just boiling water, that is why they are so much more effective at killing contams. Boiling also works. I have even used a microwave with mild success.


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Re: Newbie needs help!! [Re: Contact]
    #428776 - 10/17/01 06:51 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)

Walmart.


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    #428784 - 10/17/01 07:03 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)

I just bought some PC spores from fanaticus.com Also If I steamed it how would I go about this. Can you give me some step by step dirrections Thanks


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Re: Newbie needs help!! [Re: Contact]
    #428829 - 10/17/01 07:50 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)

Wal-mart. 50 bucks for the 8 quart Presto.


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    #428980 - 10/17/01 10:25 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)

to steam them first mix all your substrate and pack it into the jars... if you have two-piece lids (with the circular band and flat part), follow the following:

1.  put a rag on the bottom of the large pot you will be using for steaming (make sure you have a lid that fits nicely).  if you have one of those fold-out metal vegitable steamers that fit in the pot you can just put the jars on top of that - the idea is to keep the bottom of your jars from too intense of a heat.

2. put your jars in, as many as you can fit in one layer and fill the pot up with water to about half-way up the jars.

3. bring water to a boil... reduce to a low-boil/simmer and put the lid on. wait 30mins - 1hr.  i usually wait 30 mintues and have never had any contams.

4.  i recommend you let your jars sit for 3 days, more if you want, less if you want just to see if any contams pop-up in your jars before you throw your spores in there.  if you don't wanna wait, just wait overnight so the jars will be nice and cool when you innoculate.

i know if you don't have the two-piece lids that the pressure in your jars may cause them to crack whilst steaming if the lids are screwed tight, but i don't remember exactly what to do in that case since i've never experienced it :wink:.


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