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Invisiblenonsence
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gypsum question
    #761230 - 07/20/02 08:22 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

my buddy is thinking about using gypsum in his next batch of millet spawn. went to the store today to get the gypsum and now have a few questions about it. most notably, this gypsum is granulated not powdered... so is it the correct stuff. also, it is brown, and the cat told me he thought gypsum was white? will this granular gypsum break down when the cat puts it in the autoclave?

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Re: gypsum question [Re: nonsence]
    #761443 - 07/20/02 09:44 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

>also, it is brown, and the cat told me he thought gypsum was white?

It?s grey, more or less.

I don?t know if the granular stuff will break down, I guess it would be best to break it into powder.


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Re: gypsum question [Re: nonsence]
    #761453 - 07/20/02 09:48 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

where did you get your gypsum from?


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Re: gypsum question [Re: SumGuy]
    #761461 - 07/20/02 09:53 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

the gypsum was purchased from a large garden supply store


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Re: gypsum question [Re: nonsence]
    #765452 - 07/21/02 07:29 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

You can get powdered gypsum from most any homebrew supply store.

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Re: gypsum question [Re: BuzzDoctor]
    #766134 - 07/21/02 11:27 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Lowes, Home Depot, True Value, Ace Hardware & Garden Supply stores have it a lot cheaper than Home Brew supply places. SixTango


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Re: gypsum question [Re: SixTango]
    #766289 - 07/22/02 02:37 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Plaster of Paris, which is dehydrated gypsum, should do the trick too, right?


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Re: gypsum question [Re: nonsence]
    #773905 - 07/24/02 06:04 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

what is gypsum used for. i've never heard of anyone using gypsum but i have two bags of it in the garage so what is it used for and were can i find out how to use it??????


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Re: gypsum question [Re: MadDhAdDeR420]
    #774764 - 07/25/02 01:05 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

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Re: gypsum question [Re: nonsence]
    #775146 - 07/25/02 07:31 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Hey there,

What does gypsum buy you in this circumstance? I know it is good for helping break up compacted soil and let it absorb more moisture while also providing calcium and sulfur nutrients. Good for use in the garden...

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Re: gypsum question [Re: nonsence]
    #775157 - 07/25/02 07:35 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

home brew gypsum is polverized, more or less, down to a chemical grade. I've used bagged gypsum, which seemed to keep the rye from sticking, and it was about the consistancy of sand with powder.


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Re: gypsum question [Re: KingBolete]
    #775279 - 07/25/02 08:31 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

adding gypsum to grain when it is autoclaved is said to help keep the grain from sticking together. this allows the grain to break up more easily if one wanted to shake up the jars durring colonization.


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Re: gypsum question [Re: nonsence]
    #775292 - 07/25/02 08:36 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

I don't think this is relevant to cubensis,but some species (such as Shiitake) have a nutritional requirement for calcium,which gypsum can help supply...


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Re: gypsum question [Re: aural]
    #777034 - 07/25/02 09:33 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

so nobody has tried using plaster of paris (which is dehydrated gypsum)?
i think I'll just keep using it, a little water of crystallisation shouldnt make any difference for our purposes.


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Re: gypsum question [Re: nonsence]
    #777520 - 07/26/02 04:25 AM (14 years, 10 months ago)

this place https://www.breworganic.com/has has an 8 oz package of gypsum for $2.95 plus shipping. they ship the same day.


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Re: gypsum question [Re: nonsence]
    #779750 - 07/27/02 09:22 AM (14 years, 9 months ago)

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Re: gypsum question [Re: nonsence]
    #782248 - 07/28/02 03:25 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Hey there,

Yeah, thanks for the good answer...that would make sense as it is used to break up compacted soils. Those rye berries love to clump up on the bottom in goo, don't they??!

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Re: gypsum question [Re: nonsence]
    #859844 - 09/02/02 09:34 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

could oyster shell be used as a substitute for gypsum?


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Re: gypsum question [Re: Larrythescaryrex]
    #859906 - 09/02/02 09:54 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

No - :frown:- nope - :frown:- nada.

Oyster shell = calcuim, as in limestone.

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Re: gypsum question [Re: SixTango]
    #859977 - 09/02/02 10:21 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

thats true and it would affect the pH like gypsum would to my understanding.


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