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Too Much Coffee too bad for shrooms?
    #4606605 - 09/01/05 01:21 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

My project was to put a spoonful of coffee (yuban the coffee of choice), spoonful of sugar, and squirt of corn syrup to a perculator with about 1 liters of water and boil it for 10 min.. then use it to hydrate my BRF and Vermuculite mixture. i olso made some experimental jars with Coir, Verm and used coffee bean mix in PF Tek Style Cakes. after 4 days all jars are showing quick growth. one jar with too much condensation in it seems to have comsumed over half the jar already. much much more then what the rest are. But non of my Coir Verm Coffee mized cakes had sprouted yet. is it possible for coffee to have not allowed the spores to grow?


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Re: Too Much Coffee too bad for shrooms? [Re: losfreddy]
    #4606863 - 09/01/05 02:41 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

coir does not provide nutrients for growing mycelium. there is nothing in those jars to encourage growth.


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Re: Too Much Coffee too bad for shrooms? [Re: losfreddy]
    #4606866 - 09/01/05 02:41 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

from my uses of coffee in my mix, I've only brewed the coffee as normal, w/o sugar, and poured into my WBS soak and simmer, but only about 1/8th to 1/5th of the total liquid should be coffee. I've had great luck with coffee and continue to use it.

but, i would recommend reading some more and finding new ways of using coffee in your next myco experiment.

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Re: Too Much Coffee too bad for shrooms? [Re: SHROOMpimp]
    #4606935 - 09/01/05 03:23 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

i know i didn't measure very well, but the coffee was well diluted. it was 1 spoonful of ground coffee, squirt of corn syrup and spoonful of sugar in a perculator, (between 1 and 1.5 liters).

i read some of The Coffee Project http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/2283143/page/0/fpart/1/vc/1/nt/54
http://www.mycotopia.net/discus/messages/5/96317.html


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Re: Too Much Coffee too bad for shrooms? [Re: losfreddy]
    #4607057 - 09/01/05 05:22 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Coffee is pretty acidic, you will need to neutralize the acids, best to do it with lime.


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Re: Too Much Coffee too bad for shrooms? [Re: blackout]
    #4607170 - 09/01/05 06:45 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

My guess is that if you're experiencing quick growth after only four days, it's most likely mold. Four to five days is when you can expect to first begin to see mushroom mycelial growth at all. Coffee will not cause spores to fail to germinate. Just make sure it's half drinking strength or less or molds will be favored. I also have no experience with brf substrates and coffee. All my coffee work was done with rye berries and popcorn, with rye berries showing much better results.
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Re: Too Much Coffee too bad for shrooms? [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #4607851 - 09/01/05 01:19 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

so are you guys saying, use coffee and lime water?


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