Home | Community | Message Board


Zamnesia.com
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation >> Mushroom Cultivation Archive >> Substrates

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
OfflineNo_Life_G33k
Now with 10%less noobness
 User Gallery

Registered: 03/08/05
Posts: 356
Last seen: 7 years, 2 months
Hot Water Pasteuriztion - A How To Pictorial
    #4527808 - 08/12/05 09:19 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Hot Water Pasteurization

Safety first;
Hot water can cause BURNS INSTANTLY OR DEATH FROM SCALDS.
Children, disabled and elderly are at highest risk of being scalded.


Make sure you warn everyone in the house if you turn up the water heater.
Put masking tap on the faucets and across the sinks if you want to be extra safe.

These directions are based on using an electric water heater.
First thing to do is locate the circuit breaker for the water heater.


Open the breaker box and locate the breaker(s) for the water heater. In this example, the

chart shows that the 2nd and 3rd breakers from the top -on the right side- are for the water

heater. They're marked "WATER H" on the chart- #4,and #6.


Flip the breaker(s) to the off position.


Now let's go to the water heater.
We'll need 2 screwdrivers, a Phillips and a common bit(a 'pointy one' and a 'flat one'.
This one has two thermostats- an upper and a lower. They are behind panels on the front of

the heater.




Remove the screws holding on the panels.
First the top panel.


Behind it we find the thermostat. The thermostat is connected to the ominous looking wires,

so make sure the power is off.


Insert the flat screwdriver blade into the screw on the dial and turn the dial to 'very

hot'.


Now do the lower panel.

It has a strip of yellow insulation over it. Move/tuck the insulation out of the way. Make

sure the power is off at the breaker!!!



Use the flat screwdriver to turn the dial to the highest setting.


Now replace the panels, or at least shut the door to the water heater cabinet.

Turn the breaker(s) back on.

I wait anywhere from 6-12 hours for the water to heat up. So you can set it before you go to

sleep for use the next morning, or set it in the morning to use that evening.

This example is for two bales of straw from Michaels craft store. They will fill a 48 Qt.

ice chest nicely.


I bleach the ice chest and then rinse it well.

The water from the tap is now 160-165F. I use a small portable stove to heat additional

water next to the tub.

You can also heat the extra water on the stove. I heat the extra

water to 180F. A set of heavy rubber gloves(Mr. Clean brand-$3 @ walmart) are good to wear

when handling hot water.


Pour the 'extra' water over the straw, and then start adding the hot tap water. Partially

closing the lid of the ice chest helps keep in some of the heat while you're filling it.
Fill the ice chest completely. Fill it until the water starts to spill over the edge. Then

shut the lid. Make it sure it can seal well, removing any errant straw that you can.
Put a heavy weight on top of the ice chest to keep it closed.
Insert your thermometer(roast/meat thermometer-$3@ walmart) through a hole drilled in the

top of the ice chest.




The temp should be 160F. Don't let it go below 160F, and don't let it go over 175F.


I spray the outside of the ice chest, and the inside of the tub with 10% bleach at this

point.

60 -90 minutes above 160F is what you need.

Pull the drain plug on the ice chest to drain the water. If the drain is blocked by straw,

poke a screwdriver in the drain to move the straw. The HOT water will come out of the drain

quickly, so wear gloves or use extreme care when working with the drain.

I pull the ice chest up so one end is propped up on the side of the tub so it can all drain

well. I let it drain and cool from 8-12 hours. If the straw if still hot it can kill your

spawn.

The straw is ready to go into a rubbermaid container.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineNo_Life_G33k
Now with 10%less noobness
 User Gallery

Registered: 03/08/05
Posts: 356
Last seen: 7 years, 2 months
Re: Hot Water Pasteuriztion - A How To Pictorial [Re: No_Life_G33k]
    #4527818 - 08/12/05 09:21 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I hope this may help those of you that wanted to try the hot water method.

Lemme know if you have any questions, or if there's anything that's not clear in the instructions.

Click the pic to enlarge it- the photos are hi-res and have a lot of detail.



Anyone know how I submit this for FAQ consideration??


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineCryogeniczV
what?
Male User Gallery

Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 2,414
Loc: Oregon
Last seen: 26 days, 3 hours
Re: Hot Water Pasteuriztion - A How To Pictorial [Re: No_Life_G33k]
    #4745840 - 10/02/05 06:33 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

This is exactly how I do it!


--------------------
www.MycoPath.com
Mushroom Spawn, Cultures, Fungi Bags, Casings, Master Grain Jars, Bags for In-vitro, Laboratory supplies, and much more!
Mushroom Supplies. Fast Turnaround Times. Great Service.
orders@mycopath.com
enter code shroomery for 10% off product.

www.FungiForum.com


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinewillmafingerdo
the noob
Male User Gallery

Registered: 02/08/05
Posts: 1,103
Last seen: 3 years, 16 days
Re: Hot Water Pasteuriztion - A How To Pictorial [Re: No_Life_G33k]
    #4746715 - 10/02/05 10:26 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

nice write up man!! good pics with good clear instructions i espicaly liked

Quote:

No_Life_G33k said:
We'll need 2 screwdrivers, a Phillips and a common bit (a 'pointy one' and a 'flat one').





good job man  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:


--------------------
:scaryshroom: :shitstorm: :mattz: :bongload: :gethigh: :scaryshroom:

I am not lost.. i am going there looking for it.. and when i get there and find it, i will know what it is..

"The way to stop violence is not to go out and let your head be beaten in but to say, you want to take my life risk yours!"

"are you sure u want to eat all them shrooms??"  "yes i want to hear what my mind has to say..."

remember opions are like assholes, everyone has one and they all stink.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineBamaman
...has issues.

Registered: 08/04/05
Posts: 657
Loc: Down the rabbit hole...
Last seen: 1 year, 9 months
Re: Hot Water Pasteuriztion - A How To Pictorial [Re: willmafingerdo]
    #4746741 - 10/02/05 10:34 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

What is the point of turning off the breaker before you adjust your thermostat?


--------------------
Diabetes causes hamsters.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinewillmafingerdo
the noob
Male User Gallery

Registered: 02/08/05
Posts: 1,103
Last seen: 3 years, 16 days
Re: Hot Water Pasteuriztion - A How To Pictorial [Re: Bamaman]
    #4746754 - 10/02/05 10:37 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

you should alwasy turn off the power to electrical items before working on them!! i cant even remember how many times i got zapped while we were rewiring our house.


--------------------
:scaryshroom: :shitstorm: :mattz: :bongload: :gethigh: :scaryshroom:

I am not lost.. i am going there looking for it.. and when i get there and find it, i will know what it is..

"The way to stop violence is not to go out and let your head be beaten in but to say, you want to take my life risk yours!"

"are you sure u want to eat all them shrooms??"  "yes i want to hear what my mind has to say..."

remember opions are like assholes, everyone has one and they all stink.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineBamaman
...has issues.

Registered: 08/04/05
Posts: 657
Loc: Down the rabbit hole...
Last seen: 1 year, 9 months
Re: Hot Water Pasteuriztion - A How To Pictorial [Re: willmafingerdo]
    #4746784 - 10/02/05 10:44 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

adjusting the thermostat doesn't require turning off the breaker...and it is not in the same ballpark as rewiring your house.

adjusting your thermostat is not "working on an electrical item", it is simply turning a knob.


--------------------
Diabetes causes hamsters.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinewillmafingerdo
the noob
Male User Gallery

Registered: 02/08/05
Posts: 1,103
Last seen: 3 years, 16 days
Re: Hot Water Pasteuriztion - A How To Pictorial [Re: Bamaman]
    #4746801 - 10/02/05 10:49 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

well.. i can see why he would say that cuz some retard would go and get electrocuted.. ya know its true.. sad.. but true..


--------------------
:scaryshroom: :shitstorm: :mattz: :bongload: :gethigh: :scaryshroom:

I am not lost.. i am going there looking for it.. and when i get there and find it, i will know what it is..

"The way to stop violence is not to go out and let your head be beaten in but to say, you want to take my life risk yours!"

"are you sure u want to eat all them shrooms??"  "yes i want to hear what my mind has to say..."

remember opions are like assholes, everyone has one and they all stink.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation >> Mushroom Cultivation Archive >> Substrates

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Oat flakes cake- Alternative substrate experiment pictorial.
( 1 2 3 all )
MAIA 22,260 41 10/20/03 04:03 PM
by schorts
* DIY spawnbags (pictorial)
( 1 2 all )
Una 35,990 25 01/30/05 04:55 PM
by ohmatic
* Bulk Neglect Report *completed*
( 1 2 3 4 5 all )
mycofile 50,691 92 08/07/02 06:25 AM
by nonsence
* Rye bitches RYE !!!!!!!!!!!!
( 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 all )
MagashM 177,514 156 06/20/08 04:12 AM
by Anno
* Rye
( 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 all )
MagashM 85,802 149 10/24/04 04:51 AM
by TheGreatButtPaca
* Popcorn as grain substrate?
( 1 2 3 4 ... 26 27 )
Baby_Hitler 126,472 521 08/12/03 11:04 PM
by lalala
* Doing da h/poo
( 1 2 3 all )
agar 44,859 41 03/31/05 05:28 PM
by agar
* Enhanced Psilocybin Production (7.5 G Psilocybin)
( 1 2 all )
00Zen 21,220 34 01/25/02 10:27 PM
by Champion des Champignons

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Ythan, Anno, Thor, Link, Seuss, geokills, Asante, FooMan
12,954 topic views. 0 members, 1 guests and 0 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Radical Mycology Book by Chthaeus Press
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.017 seconds spending 0.002 seconds on 16 queries.