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Amazon Shop: ½ Pint Jars, Brown Rice Flour, Pressure Cooker, Rye Grain, Vermiculite, Wild Bird Seed

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Sterilizing jars
    #4681534 - 09/19/05 01:13 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

So, I'm going to be starting my second grow in about 2 weeks. The first time I ordered pre-sterilzed and prepared jars. This time I'm just going to do everything myself.

Now, I don't have access to a pressure cooker, so I'm planning on just boiling the jars. Here come my questions:

People who have done this before, have you had success with it?
What's the proper procedure? I boil the jars after putting the substrate in them, right?

Anything else you think might be helpful in regards to sterilizing the jars, such as maybe an alternative method, would be helpful. Thaaaaaanks a bunch shroomerites.


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Re: Sterilizing jars [Re: hobbitxkillyou]
    #4682242 - 09/19/05 03:59 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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Re: Sterilizing jars [Re: hobbitxkillyou]
    #4682261 - 09/19/05 04:04 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

boiling works well. Just prepare the substrate and then put a small rag at the bottom so that the glass doesn't touch the bottom of the pot and boil for about 1 hour 15 min but dont let the water bubble over the top of the jars. Water level should be about half way up the jars. Let jars cool for several hours.


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Re: Sterilizing jars [Re: hobbitxkillyou]
    #4682268 - 09/19/05 04:06 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

if you want to continue to do this hobbie i would suggest getting a pressure cooker for the future. boiling is nowher near as good as pressure cooking, but if i were in your shoes i would mix the substrate, put it into the jars, cover the top of the lid with tinfoil to prevent water from entering the jars and messing up your mixture/ratio, and steam it for 90-120 minutes and don't boil the pot dry. allow to cool until room tempurature and inncoulate.


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Re: Sterilizing jars [Re: hobbitxkillyou]
    #4682300 - 09/19/05 04:14 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

As long as you are sticking to PF style jars (verm + BRF) and not working with whole grains such as rye berries and wild bird seed, there is no need to use a PC. If you want to eventually go into growing bulk, just take some crumbled PF cakes and mix them well into some pasturized horse poo. Cooking in a regular pot is how I started when I first did my PF jars and I never had any problems.


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