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Sterilizing Verm for Casing
    #4320078 - 06/21/05 11:44 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Should I sterilize in the oven, or is the microwave good enough since the cake is fully colonized? I would like to pc, but pcing enough verm to case would take me forever, plus i dont have any empty jars. Could i just pc it in a large glass bowl? Hit me back. :wexican:


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Re: Sterilizing Verm for Casing [Re: condonethis]
    #4320090 - 06/21/05 11:50 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Doesn't the verm need moisture to cooK?


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Re: Sterilizing Verm for Casing [Re: condonethis]
    #4320107 - 06/21/05 11:57 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I would not use straight verm as a casing layer.

I use peat, verm coir (45/45/10%) & ph adjusted.

Worst case, add some coir to your verm (whatever % you want).

Verm alone is to compact.


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Re: Sterilizing Verm for Casing [Re: agar]
    #4320154 - 06/21/05 12:09 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

If I can't purchase coca coir in my area do you suggest that I just soak the cake and fruit directly instead on pearlite instead of casing? I have peat, but I have had trouble with contamination when using peat in horticulture.


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Re: Sterilizing Verm for Casing [Re: condonethis]
    #4320262 - 06/21/05 12:28 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Sadly, I am not a "cake" guy & know very little about the subject.

From what I gather - double ending a cake with verm, then fruiting over perlite in a tub - is the way to go.


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