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cake/casing hybrid
    #4446878 - 07/24/05 03:32 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

i have had issues with contams on my casing attempts so i have been doing this cake casing hybrid thing. What i want to know is how a casing would be any better.

what i do is just lay down some foil or plastic, put down like 1-2mm of verm (basically just enough so that you can barely see any foil).  then i put down the crumbled substrate (WBS, RYE, or horse poo), and then i put another 1-2mm of verm over the top of it.    basically it ends up looking like a giant cake that was rolled in verm fairly heavily.  I have been getting decent fruits from this method as well.    ZERO % contam rate on my entire process too :smile:


here is a REALLY small version of what i am doing (this was the initial test run)  there was maybe 4-5oz of rye here:
first flush:


2nd flush:


Edited by Mych (07/24/05 03:39 PM)


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Re: cake/casing hybrid [Re: Mych]
    #4447299 - 07/24/05 05:57 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

do you incubate after "casing" or go straight into fruiting chamber?


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Re: cake/casing hybrid [Re: Nashbar]
    #4447397 - 07/24/05 06:20 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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do you incubate after "casing" or go straight into fruiting chamber?




i pull them out of the incubator, dunk them, and then "case" them directly to the fruiting chamber. it usually will just take a bit longer to fruit if it needs to "regrow". they take as long as they need to "puff up" and then they will fruit.


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Re: cake/casing hybrid [Re: Mych]
    #4447403 - 07/24/05 06:21 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

ive got a 12" x 12" x 3" of rye in the incubator now :smile:


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Re: cake/casing hybrid [Re: Mych]
    #4447738 - 07/24/05 08:03 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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Re: cake/casing hybrid [Re: memes]
    #4447797 - 07/24/05 08:20 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Yea that is nice, and a 0% contam rate...that's beautiful! :smile:
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Re: cake/casing hybrid [Re: BetaDelta]
    #4447984 - 07/24/05 08:53 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

ya i am thinking of getting metal screens to place them on instead of the foil. would breath better underneath


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Re: cake/casing hybrid [Re: Mych]
    #4449195 - 07/25/05 02:31 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

bump for some more opinions


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Re: cake/casing hybrid [Re: Mych]
    #4449228 - 07/25/05 02:43 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

If you place them on a screen then there might be a problem with pinning underneath into the geo-lite and possibly rotting, if light can get to the bottom. If that happened then you would have to actually remove the whole giant cake to tend to the bottom.

I just believe the less you have to handle them the less the chance of anything getting contaminated.

Take care n be safe...


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Re: cake/casing hybrid [Re: ultralight]
    #4449245 - 07/25/05 02:48 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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ultralight said:
If you place them on a screen then there might be a problem with pinning underneath into the geo-lite and possibly rotting, if light can get to the bottom. If that happened then you would have to actually remove the whole giant cake to tend to the bottom.

I just believe the less you have to handle them the less the chance of anything getting contaminated.

Take care n be safe...




hrm true. i am already having issues with ONLY the bottoms of my cakes pinning even though there should be no light down there. it all comes from the top. i generally just flip the cakes over if i see that, but that wont work here


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