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OfflineSirTripAlot
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My Bulk Casing Procedure
    #4695686 - 09/22/05 04:56 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

From several posts I read this is what I understand:

1. 1 pound of spawn for every 5 pounds straw/poo
2. Crush up fully colonized myco bag
3. Mix spawn with substrate, including on the top of the substrate to stop contams
4. Cover substrate with no holes.
5. No heat needed since it creates its own
6. 7-14 days everything is ready to case

Anything that I would be doing wrong???


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Re: My Bulk Casing Procedure [Re: SirTripAlot]
    #4695722 - 09/22/05 05:04 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

If you cover substrate with no holes, how does gas escape ?

Saran wrap will make a pretty tight seal.

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Re: My Bulk Casing Procedure [Re: HippieChick]
    #4695730 - 09/22/05 05:07 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Cool, so you DO allow gas exchange by putting in holes...
How do you know when your bulk substrate is fully colonized when you put a layer of colonized spawn on the top?


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Re: My Bulk Casing Procedure [Re: SirTripAlot]
    #4695822 - 09/22/05 05:30 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

it could be good to mix spawn into bulk sub, but also layer thin spreadings of spawn between layers of bulk/spawn mix so that you know youre getting proper distribution of spawn in addition to what is worked through. I wouldnt go more than 1-1 1/2 inches for the layers of bulk/spawn.

Then dont put spawn on the top exposed; youve got things backwards from my experience. Put the last bulk layer on half as thick as the others and make sure that any spawn mixed in is not exposed. The top should colonize about as fast as the other layers which have spawn both above and below. however, sometimes after being broken up spawn mycelium is stunted for a short period of time. this could let contams get an advantage if the otherwise sterile spawn is exposed, esp. when moisture content in bulk sub is too high. Cover with the pasteurized bulk sub. You dont have to worry about it for about 2 weeks since its pasteurized.

have a little air exchange so its not stagnant, just like filters on grain jars.

manage the heat according to its size. judge the heat of the casing and act accordingly to keep it at optimum temps.


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Re: My Bulk Casing Procedure [Re: SirTripAlot]
    #4696076 - 09/22/05 06:22 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Poke several small holes in the saran wrap to allow air exchange. i use a small nail heated on the stove. Heat kills contams and lets the nail melt through plastic. Maybe like 6-9 per square foot.

Kilgore is right. Don't put colonized substrate on top.

Good luck!


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Re: My Bulk Casing Procedure [Re: Kosher]
    #4697723 - 09/22/05 11:59 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I usually like to put some extra spawn on top. Not a full layer like he says, but just a sprinkling. No big deal, just the way I like to do it. In my head it makes the top colonize faster which makes it less likely to contam. I know it really doesn't matter, Just the way I like to do it. I think that's what he meant by the top layer of spawn.


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Re: My Bulk Casing Procedure [Re: mycofile]
    #4697752 - 09/23/05 12:04 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Same here. I always sprinkle a little spawn on top.

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