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order prepacked jars or make them?
    #4664675 - 09/15/05 01:34 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

hey everyone,

for a first time grower with no supplies, do you think it would make sense to order prepacked/presterilized jars from a places like www.pfjars.com , or is it better to make your own jars?

at this point, i can't really see why it would be better to make your own jars on your first grow, especially if you dont have canning jars or a thermometer or a plastic container or anything.  (pfjars.com gives you a really nice looking kit for so cheap)  for someone who has never even seen a mushroom grow-op, i think it would be great to get an idea what prepacked jars look like, so you have an idea what yours should look like in the future.  is there any reason not to just get pfjars's kit?  or if anyone has a suggestion as to where one can find a better kid, please do tell!

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ps. this is one of my first posts, and im just smiling at the fact that the shroomery is available.  its just so amazing to think of the new marketplace that the internet allows to exist.  here's to technology! :cool:


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Re: order prepacked jars or make them? [Re: nonick]
    #4664718 - 09/15/05 01:48 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

if you want something quick and easy just order a mycobag from mycofactory (one of the shroomery sponsors) and order a syringe.


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Re: order prepacked jars or make them? [Re: nonick]
    #4664726 - 09/15/05 01:50 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Welcome to The Shroomery.

My first grow was with a cheap $40 kit that included 6 jars. Everything worked out just fine. In fact I'm still using the same equipment, I just bought a pressure cooker and made my own substrate this time. Of course you can find just about everything you need minus the spores at Walmart. A cheap kit just makes things more conveneint especially if you don't plan on growing that much.


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Re: order prepacked jars or make them? [Re: thenewguy05]
    #4664730 - 09/15/05 01:51 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Id say make your jars. Its not hard at all. All the info you need is here. And youll save a bunch of money.


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Re: order prepacked jars or make them? [Re: ixitwistedixi]
    #4664739 - 09/15/05 01:54 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

i personally bought jars ready made the first time....i might buy them the second time too...but then i'll have 24 jars to do my own pf styles in.


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Re: order prepacked jars or make them? [Re: ixitwistedixi]
    #4664745 - 09/15/05 01:55 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

If you have the money and are somewhere that it is hard to get supplies, and you are unsure if you are even going to like growing/tripping, then premade jars are a good idea.

If you are spending more on jars/bags than it costs for a PC and substrate, then something is wrong.


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Re: order prepacked jars or make them? [Re: nonick]
    #4664756 - 09/15/05 01:57 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Welcome, If your in this hobby for the long run, I,d say spend the money now
and get the equipment, and make your own. Just follow the instructions
and you will be glad you did. I just got thru making some myself,


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Re: order prepacked jars or make them? [Re: nonick]
    #4664925 - 09/15/05 02:31 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Making them yourself helps you get more aquainted with how everything works and saves you money and shipping costs. A real simple PF kit is really cheap to build yourself.


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Re: order prepacked jars or make them? [Re: blackout]
    #4665002 - 09/15/05 02:43 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

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If you have the money and are somewhere that it is hard to get supplies, and you are unsure if you are even going to like growing/tripping, then premade jars are a good idea.

If you are spending more on jars/bags than it costs for a PC and substrate, then something is wrong.





Good point, I didn't even consider the area they are in. Depending on that it may be hard to find some of the items. And if you have to order most of the supplies anyways then pre-made may be a good idea. But if you in the states everything is pretty much readily available.


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Re: order prepacked jars or make them? [Re: ixitwistedixi]
    #4665049 - 09/15/05 02:52 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

That price on Mike O's kit actually isn't that bad for what you get and you can reuse it too. I don't think that in this case that it would be a bad investment.


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Re: order prepacked jars or make them? [Re: FooMan]
    #4665461 - 09/15/05 03:58 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Im on the same page as you buddy, and with all the possibilities of contamination and incorrect sterylization procedures, i think its better to buy the jars with guaranteed sterylization, rather than risk wasting a bunch of money on supplies because you simply didnt sterylize your homemade jars properly.  buy your syringe, buy your jars, or get all your shit in a kit, and after you do it the easy way a few times, then you can start making your own syringes, your own jars, etc. thats my opinion, and its pretty valid because i know many first time growers who lost all their shit to contams... I am a first time grower, just like you, and i only have lost one jar to contams, the rest are like 90% fully colonized with no cobwebs, no dark spots, just straight, white, ropey mycelium :smile:


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Re: order prepacked jars or make them? [Re: PookztA]
    #4665541 - 09/15/05 04:14 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Don't get too confident with a kit. You can still screw up the grow during inoculation.


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Re: order prepacked jars or make them? [Re: FooMan]
    #4665555 - 09/15/05 04:17 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Id say do it yourself cause it saves money and gives you a greater appreciation of the process


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Re: order prepacked jars or make them? [Re: FooMan]
    #4666364 - 09/15/05 07:32 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

I AGREE STRONGLY WITH FOOMANSHROOM, MY FIRST GROW WAS A BOUGHT KIT. I FOLLOWED ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND GOT NO GROWTH WHAT SO EVER. TOO OVER A MONTH TO GET A REPLACEMENT. BORROW A PRESSURE COOKER FROM SOMEONE IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SPEND THE MONEY. IF YOU MAKE YOUR OWN JARS YOU CAN MAKE SURE YOU GET IT DONE RIGHT...WITH KITS YOU GET WHAT YOU GET (IT MAY BE CONTAMED!)
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GOOD LUCK ON WHICH EVER METHOD YOU CHOOSE :mushroomgrow:


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