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GGAllin

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Mixing different grains together
« on: March 22, 2010, 09:48:32 AM »

anyone try or have any luck with mixing grains?  rye and wbs, rye and barley, oats or any other kind of combination?

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Re: Mixing different grains together
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2010, 10:34:57 AM »

yea, been doing  WBS/Barley  even have popcorn/wbs/barley  although I know now to do the barley and wbs separate. . .  the barley gets moist a lot sooner...  I have around 8 that are 90%+ colonized
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GGAllin

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Re: Mixing different grains together
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2010, 01:42:25 PM »

good to know.  any elite methods utilizing rye grain and a comapanion grain for maximum nutrition?
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Re: Mixing different grains together
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2010, 02:12:05 PM »

Ive never tried it but this is supposed to be great.  I just don't see the need to do so much work on my substrate mix, when regular grain works so good.

http://www.shroomery.org/9036/Alien-Substrate-Formula
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Re: Mixing different grains together
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2010, 06:23:17 PM »

Hey GGAllin, i've never done any Grains myself, so I can't really help you. Just wanted to let you know that Malabar and Fattrout have a few mixes that they love. I think Malabar prefers Millet and Fattrout prefers Popcorn. They both have tried a few mixes though, so wait for them to post a reply. They will have some GREAT info for you i'm sure.    :mellow:

Good Luck GGAllin, hope this helps a bit.
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Re: Mixing different grains together
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2010, 06:54:52 PM »

I wouldn't worry about "maximum nutrition", you'll get plenty from just about any grains you use.
    Wild bird seed is great "mostly millet" fast colonizer, Malabar likes 50/50 Millet/Brown Rice mix. I like just Millet sometimes. Basically millet will speed up anything you add it to. Other grains like oats and barley work too.
    All the grains soak up the water a little differently so don't just throw a few together and think the moisture content will be right, you have to get a feel for the different grains. That's why it's easier to just stick with some grains you like working with and get it down to second nature.
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Re: Mixing different grains together
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2010, 08:03:43 PM »

WBS works well for me. It is fairly inexpensive and readily available here. Also, like dub said it is mostly millet which colonizes rather rapidly.
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Re: Mixing different grains together
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2010, 02:30:08 PM »

Damn you rajiv, at least give me credit if you are going to use my post for your spam.
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