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hey hey hey!!!!
    #9867910 - 02/26/09 08:27 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I've had my first flush with tha casing, I'll post some pics very very soon!

I've picked the shrooms up as they had already opened, and I put them on a grill with some salt under it. Do they need to stay away from light? I don't want them to lose any potency.

And I'm going to put the casing in water for 8 hours for the 2nd flush, is that OK? I don't need bottle water do I?

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Re: hey hey hey!!!! [Re: Hiei]
    #9867919 - 02/26/09 08:34 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I always dry mine with a dehydrator @125f for 6-8 hours usually does the trick.

As for the dunking, yeah that's fine and no, tap water is fine. I personally use mineral water (well water! :-D) with good results.

Make sure you drain it well before putting it back into fruiting.  Let it drip dry for a good 30 minutes or so.


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Re: hey hey hey!!!! [Re: Hiei]
    #9867923 - 02/26/09 08:35 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Salt as your drying agent? Ive never heard of that. Light will be ok as long as the mushrooms arent in direct intense sunlight. Any loss in potency would be unnoticeable. My fav way of drying would be a fan. I dont know how well the salt will work...

For the dunk you could use distilled water if you so desire, but it probably isnt totally necessary.


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Re: hey hey hey!!!! [Re: iskinbash]
    #9867962 - 02/26/09 08:51 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Salt is supposed to absorb moisture.

I use tap water to dunk.


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Re: hey hey hey!!!! [Re: neopet nub]
    #9867985 - 02/26/09 09:01 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I did quite a mess dunking the substrate, it broke up in two parts. Now they're both in fresh water though.

And I've already used salt as a drying agent, it worked quite well. I may add a fan next to them anyway...


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Re: hey hey hey!!!! [Re: Hiei]
    #9867992 - 02/26/09 09:03 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

wow. i wouldnt have suspected salt to actually achieve cracker dry, but sweet! Learn something new everyday.


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Re: hey hey hey!!!! [Re: iskinbash]
    #9868049 - 02/26/09 09:21 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)



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they are quite few but I can't complain, it's my 2nd grow. (first doing all by myself) :tongue:


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Re: hey hey hey!!!! [Re: Hiei]
    #9868080 - 02/26/09 09:33 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

nice! a china used for mushrooms. sweet.


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Re: hey hey hey!!!! [Re: iskinbash]
    #9868816 - 02/26/09 01:04 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Nice!

Are you going to weigh them while wet?


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Re: hey hey hey!!!! [Re: iskinbash]
    #9869011 - 02/26/09 01:35 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

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wow. i wouldnt have suspected salt to actually achieve cracker dry, but sweet! Learn something new everyday.




havent you ever seen rice/crackers in salt shakers anywhere? 

because salt absorbs moisture, dont know if its better than kitty liter/silica gel or damp-rid, but it will work.

yeah, a fan would deff speed things up in drying.


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Re: hey hey hey!!!! [Re: 13shrooms]
    #9869036 - 02/26/09 01:41 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

nope, i have never seen rice or crackers in salt shakers...lol


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Re: hey hey hey!!!! [Re: iskinbash]
    #9869068 - 02/26/09 01:46 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

a lot of restaurants do it to avoid clumping and the shaker holes getting clogged.  just some FYI.  lol  I had to refill a lot of shakers back in the day working a buffet.  lmao.


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    #9869105 - 02/26/09 01:51 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

haha. my restaurant never used that method.


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Re: hey hey hey!!!! [Re: iskinbash]
    #9869182 - 02/26/09 02:06 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

probably a better quality one. lol 

a lot I would go to change the shakers and the rice/crackers were moldy.  add moisture to a grain and watch the mold grow.  it happened to the crackers more often.  I avoid almost anything in a shaker since then when I go out to eat.  mold. none to appealing.


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Re: hey hey hey!!!! [Re: neopet nub]
    #9869283 - 02/26/09 02:25 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

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Nice!

Are you going to weigh them while wet?




Thanks! But no, I haven't weighted them wet, sorry!

Do you guys think it's OK like this?






PS: there's one of these, kinda, under the shroomies



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Re: hey hey hey!!!! [Re: Hiei]
    #9869324 - 02/26/09 02:32 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

good to go!


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Re: hey hey hey!!!! [Re: 13shrooms]
    #9869333 - 02/26/09 02:34 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I want them dry


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Re: hey hey hey!!!! [Re: Hiei]
    #9869364 - 02/26/09 02:40 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

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I want them dry




it could take 2-3 days depending on your ambient humidity.

mine are good in 2 days but crunchy in 3.


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Re: hey hey hey!!!! [Re: 13shrooms]
    #9869375 - 02/26/09 02:42 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I have one question for the substrate which is dunking at the moment. I know cakes need 24 hours, bulk substrates need just some hours...

I have a casing... (broke the cake in many pieces and covered with a casing layer)...

so how long should it dunk?


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Re: hey hey hey!!!! [Re: 13shrooms]
    #9869377 - 02/26/09 02:43 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

do the shrooms have to be rinced under tap water before drying ?


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