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Offlinecrispyburrito
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Dry cakes
    #456308 - 11/12/01 06:26 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

How can you tell if your cakes are to dry after they were in the p.c . I think afoaf screwed up , the cakes look dry a light brown color , he opened one up and it felt pretty dry very little moisture . He was using 1/2 pint brf/verm. He cooked them for 45 minuts at 15 psi , this is probaly the reason they went dry , what is the proper cook time ? Is there anything that can be done , they have already been inculated


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Anonymous

Re: Dry cakes [Re: crispyburrito]
    #456315 - 11/12/01 06:31 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

perhaps you live in the dryland like me, a perlite humidified colonization chamber is easy (aka, rubbermaid w/perlite+water+h202)


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Re: Dry cakes [Re: Anonymous]
    #456375 - 11/12/01 07:10 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

I hope he can get to that point but there not even colonized yet they were inculated two days ago. Anyone else have any ideas?


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Re: Dry cakes [Re: crispyburrito]
    #456398 - 11/12/01 07:23 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

you should pc your jars at 15 psi for 20-30minutes, lay a washcloth on the bottom of the pc to keep the jars from having direct contact, which will dry out your jars


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Re: Dry cakes [Re: mastreo]
    #456407 - 11/12/01 07:36 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

There is a rack at the bottom of the p.c that holds them up about a quarter inch or so, is the towl still needed ? Could 45 minuts at 15 psi do that much damage?


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Anonymous

Re: Dry cakes [Re: crispyburrito]
    #456445 - 11/12/01 08:10 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

as I said, if your cakes are trying out, put them in a humidified colonization chamber :P

leave them in the jars.

put the jars in chamber.

they won't dry out.

depending on how dry they have gotton, they may rehydrate a BIT in this chamber, otherwise, you are fuxed :)

next time, as I said, follow my advice. :)


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Re: Dry cakes [Re: Anonymous]
    #456517 - 11/12/01 09:08 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

ok , thanks afoaf will try it out , keeping his fingers crossed as well ! But if the cakes are in the jars should he loosen the lids ? How will the moisture get inn ?


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Anonymous

Re: Dry cakes [Re: crispyburrito]
    #456561 - 11/12/01 09:50 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

yup, if they are in a perlite rubermaid, loosen the lids a bit, I have to tell ya tho, if the cakes are *DRY* this won't help them it will only help if they are the ever so slightest bit dry. perhaps crack open a cake in a few days to check it out... might better off starting over, don't worry, happens to a lot of us :)


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Re: Dry cakes [Re: Anonymous]
    #456581 - 11/12/01 10:08 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

He placed them in there , only time will tell . He's gonna start a new batch as well .what a bummer -- the joys of learning--. Thanks for the help ! !


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