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Is it totally needed to pasturize jiffy mix for casing?
    #4299818 - 06/15/05 04:23 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

im getting ready to do a small indoor casing. Horse poo spawned with WBS cased with Jiffy mix. Im just going to lay about an 1 inch layer of moist Jiffy Mix at the bottom of a small flower pot, then put about 2-3 inches of colonized poo, then case with about a 3/4 inch layer of moist jiffy mix. If i rinse my jiffy mix really well and make sure the hore poo is basically 100% colonized do i have to pasturize the jiffy mix? It's supposed to be pre pasturized when you get it. This is going to be an small open air casing. Meaning no fruiting chamber, just setting it my room. I figure if it starts to contam then i can just move it outdoors with my outdoor bulk grow on poo that im starting at the same time.


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Re: Is it totally needed to pasturize jiffy mix for casing? [Re: jtk]
    #4299831 - 06/15/05 04:29 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

You don't pasteurize casing mix, you sterilize it. If you don't do it, you run the risk of having bugs and/or other contaminates from it sitting on the shelf or during the packing process.

It very easy to sterilize this. Divide the casing mix up over a few microwavable containers. Microwave on high for 5 minutes, open the container, stir, and microwave for another 5 minutes. Do not open the container when you are done until you are ready to use it.

That's it in a nutshell.


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Re: Is it totally needed to pasturize jiffy mix for casing? [Re: Wronguy]
    #4299841 - 06/15/05 04:32 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

so you mix it in with the water, then microwave it? Does that not dry it out? Or do you mix it with lots of water then squeeze out the excess after you microwave it, and right before you use it?

Does a casing layer need to be squeeze tested just like horse poop?


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Re: Is it totally needed to pasturize jiffy mix for casing? [Re: Wronguy]
    #4299843 - 06/15/05 04:32 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Yup. easy as that. Make sure you give it ample time to cool. I lost a casing the first time I used the microwave because it was too hot.

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Re: Is it totally needed to pasturize jiffy mix for casing? [Re: HippieChick]
    #4299851 - 06/15/05 04:36 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

so you put too much water in before the microwave and squeeze out later? Or you put exact water in before microwave and never squeeze it out? im confused on which you meant was correct.


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Re: Is it totally needed to pasturize jiffy mix for casing? [Re: jtk]
    #4299896 - 06/15/05 04:50 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I just keep jiffy mix pre-sterilized sitting in jars. Its not moist though, i mix it when im ready to use it, using h202. I havent had many contam problems at all :smile:
When you do a run of jars just throw in a casing jar or 2..


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Re: Is it totally needed to pasturize jiffy mix for casing? [Re: Wojo]
    #4299908 - 06/15/05 04:53 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

do i just use standard h2o2 from the store, in the brown bottle? And don't i need to mix it like 3% h2o2? So you just steralize the casing mix, then soak in h2o2/water, and squeeze out the excess?


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Re: Is it totally needed to pasturize jiffy mix for casing? [Re: jtk]
    #4299941 - 06/15/05 05:04 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Forget about the H2O2. It doesn't have to be that complicated. I have never used H2O2 and I have never had a contaminate. Mix the casing material according to recipe, divide, nuke, let cool, and use. No moisture will be lost or added during the microwave process.


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