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Offlineyogithehoneybear
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advantage of brf/verm jars and birdseed
    #586653 - 03/22/02 06:43 PM (22 years, 2 months ago)

is there any advantages over each other between making 1/2 pint or pint jars of birdseed vs. brf/verm.


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Re: advantage of brf/verm jars and birdseed [Re: yogithehoneybear]
    #586745 - 03/22/02 09:02 PM (22 years, 2 months ago)

well one of the main advantages of birdseed is that you make alot more substrate, you can make 1/2 pint and pint jars of brf....or you can make quart or more jars of birdseed

also with birdseed you can......

have an even casing
keep spawning more jars...no more spores
have faster colonization

i am sure there are more also


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Re: advantage of brf/verm jars and birdseed [Re: ParticleMan]
    #586747 - 03/22/02 09:04 PM (22 years, 2 months ago)

higher potency


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Re: advantage of brf/verm jars and birdseed [Re: yogithehoneybear]
    #586819 - 03/22/02 10:41 PM (22 years, 2 months ago)

anyone recommend a nice step by step birdseed tek?


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Re: advantage of brf/verm jars and birdseed [Re: yogithehoneybear]
    #586851 - 03/22/02 11:25 PM (22 years, 2 months ago)

Well as always, this is my personal favorite that includes the better of both...

grind birdseed to flour... theres your improved potency,  use it in place of brown rice flour, use standard pf-tek 1/2pint preperation...

Colonize 1/2 pints,  when they are ready you can chop them in a chopper into exactly 3 gazillion little peices and use them in place of birdseed in any of the 'grain/spawn' teks. 

There are many advantages of using this method over quart jars with whole grains, or standard pf-tek / casing... in fact this is the ONLY way to go :wink:   

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Re: advantage of brf/verm jars and birdseed [Re: yogithehoneybear]
    #587167 - 03/23/02 08:42 AM (22 years, 2 months ago)

2 cups of finch seed
large pot
mixing bowl
vermiculite
BRF
water
pint jars
pressure cooker
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Take 2 cups of finchseed and put in a large pot.
Add enough water until the water covers the seed.
Bring the water to a boil, then turn down to simmer.
Keep adding water until the seed have doubled in size(about an hour)
Drain any excess water
Put seed in large mixing bowl
Add 1/4- 1/2 cup BRF
Mix well
Add enough vermiculite to make the mix non-sticky
Use your hands and fill the pint jars a little over half way
Do Not pack the jars--Loosely let the seed fall in.
Put the lids on rubber side up
Keep lids loose
Pressure cook following the cooker guidlines for water
Cook for 1 hour
Let Cool
Innoculate and then icubate
Have Fun:)bluhoney 


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Re: advantage of brf/verm jars and birdseed [Re: bluhoney]
    #587231 - 03/23/02 10:37 AM (22 years, 2 months ago)

i prefer just straight bird seed actually... there really is no need for vermiculite.... this is just my opinion, but birdseed holds moisture great by itself, and verm in the mix just takes away from the overall amount of nutrients that you could have.... just fill up a quart jar about half way with washed birdseed, put enough water to where there is about 1 cm above the birdseed.... let it soak overnight then PC for 70 minutes.... use polyfill in the lids... this works great!

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Re: advantage of brf/verm jars and birdseed [Re: yogithehoneybear]
    #587258 - 03/23/02 11:03 AM (22 years, 2 months ago)

hey now bluehoney,
using your recipe you just posted how many half pint jars would that fill?


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