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bigfatmouthj

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casing my grains with??
« on: February 22, 2010, 10:10:59 AM »

im torn on the best way to case my grain bags, the rye grain bags are almost reading to go into the FC but i am having trouble picking the best casing. cor/verm? straw/manure? plain old potting soil? any suggestions?

i am trying to acheive a decent bulk grow from the 2LB grain bag. im a little hesitent to use straw as it seems to contaminate easy from what ive read. im also a little confused as to weather i should lay down the grains then just top with casing choice? or mix grains w casing medium THEN a top layer? couldnt find a detailed tek that compares.
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moorhS

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Re: casing my grains with??
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2010, 11:17:31 AM »

well you definitely don't want to use straw/manure for your casing material, straw manure goes on bottom. . .  I use peat/verm/oyster shells/lime flour for casing material, I heard verm/cor works well to. . . probably just your preference. . . . 
 - yes you do want to lay out your grains then top with casing. . . 
  good luck
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Re: casing my grains with??
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2010, 02:09:37 PM »

casing material should be non-nutrative.  straw-poo is not a casing. if you were to mix your grain with straw-poo you would be spawing to a bulk substrate.  i use peat moss/verm 50/50 mix for casing. verm/coir or potting soil will both work. check here
http://www.shroomery.org/20/Casing-Procedures
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Re: casing my grains with??
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2010, 04:54:33 PM »

Might just try a bulk grow, i have some manure/straw already pasturized and ready to go. do you guys think a small tote w lid? also if anyone knows a good bulk tek id love to hear it. -_-
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Re: casing my grains with??
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2010, 10:10:07 AM »

Use dirt/verm.

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