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50/50 + How wet should it be?
    #853641 - 08/30/02 06:27 PM (15 years, 7 months ago)

Ok, homeboy mixed up the 50/50 + tek. Since homeboy didn't want to make as much as the recipe calls for, homeboy cut all measurements in half.

Original recipe:

15 cups vermiculite
15 cups peat moss
4 1/2 cups crushed oyster shell
2.4 cups of hydrated lime
1 cup short of a gallon of bottled water

1/2 batch

7.5 cups vermiculite
7.5 cups peat moss
2 1/4 cups crushed oyster shell
1 1/5 cups hydrated lime
1/2 cupt short of half gallon (8 cups) water.

Problem is, once homeboy mixed it all up, it was really wet, almost like a slurry. Homeboy is pretty sure he followed all measurements correctly. Is this normal for the 50/50 + tek? Homeboy was under the impression that casing should be damp, not almost watery. Inquiring minds need to know


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Re: 50/50 + How wet should it be? [Re: primal_future]
    #853680 - 08/30/02 06:43 PM (15 years, 7 months ago)

Thev Raccoon doesnt use the same reciept. Anyway, sqeeze casing material fairly hard with your hand. If only a few small drops SQUEEZE out. You have it around the right moisture content. SixTango

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Re: 50/50 + How wet should it be? [Re: primal_future]
    #854151 - 08/31/02 12:22 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

This moisture thing is not really important as far as your mix is not mud leaking into the substrate. As long as it keeps in your hand and doesn't leak alone, it's fine. I've noticed that even dryer soil can be used as you can spray it later once cased. However, you must spray it before you see mycelium, or on parts where there is none yet, otherwise you risk to sceal the mycelium surface.


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