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BARLEY SUBSTRATE= BEERY MUSHROOMS??
    #4416616 - 07/17/05 11:05 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

ok.  i dont even smoke ganj any more, which makes this fuckup really sad.  i guess the four years of being continuously stoned in the kootenay mountains of BC are catching up with whats left of my brain cells.

while preparing the substrate for the pf tek, i grabbed what i thought was a bag of brown rice, but was actually my girlfriend's barley. :confused:  i ground it and combined it 50/50 with organic dark rye flour and sterilized... just today i discovered my oops, but i have yet to inoculate. 

has anybody experimented with a substrate of 50% rye flour, 50% ground barley?  should i inoculate?  what can i expect if i do?

help!  thanks tons.

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Re: BARLEY SUBSTRATE= BEERY MUSHROOMS?? [Re: pharmacyte]
    #4416717 - 07/17/05 11:32 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

man..thats the STUPIDEST ..but funniest shit iv ever heard. you might want to scrap all the jars but one..and incoluate and if it works, great. but..i dunno...


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Re: BARLEY SUBSTRATE= BEERY MUSHROOMS?? [Re: pharmacyte]
    #4416735 - 07/17/05 11:37 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

If you have plenty of sporeprints I'd say go for it but start a new set of jars done right in case it don't work.


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Re: BARLEY SUBSTRATE= BEERY MUSHROOMS?? [Re: pharmacyte]
    #4417889 - 07/18/05 05:29 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

It should work very well. Barley is very high in tryptophan, far more than millet, rye, wheat or rice, tryptophan is said to increase potency.
I am going to start using barley in my next grow. I figure yours is shelled barley since that does look a bit like brown rice, whereas normal barley looks more like rye.


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Re: BARLEY SUBSTRATE= BEERY MUSHROOMS?? [Re: blackout]
    #4418049 - 07/18/05 07:24 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Another grains higher in tryptophans are quinoa and oat.

Do the experiment and tell us the results.

Good luck! :mushroom2:


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Re: BARLEY SUBSTRATE= BEERY MUSHROOMS?? [Re: DrCubensis]
    #4418148 - 07/18/05 09:15 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I actually have 2 jars of barley/verm colonizing right now. I'm seeing those nice long ropey mycelium strands and I'm glad to hear it should work well because I didn't buy BRF up until a couple days ago :grin:.


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Re: BARLEY SUBSTRATE= BEERY MUSHROOMS?? [Re: pharmacyte]
    #4421304 - 07/19/05 12:17 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

excellent. save the one irritating reply, i got just the encouragement i desired. the jars will be inoculated this eve with a p.b. spore syringe... will post progress, results, pics. glad to serendipitously provide a service...

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Re: BARLEY SUBSTRATE= BEERY MUSHROOMS?? [Re: pharmacyte]
    #4437607 - 07/22/05 12:37 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Here are some pictures of aggressive colonization I'm getting with barley. Just ground to flour and subbed for BRF.



What do you guys think?


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