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Mushroom cultivation => Cultivation => Topic started by: randyoflaramie on April 02, 2013, 07:41:18 PM

Title: grain substrate
Post by: randyoflaramie on April 02, 2013, 07:41:18 PM
I have grown several experiments with purchased grain substrate.  I want to try sterilizing my own.  I have followed instructions from a book but the grain looks way too moist.  When I buy it it almost looks dry. 

Are there any good instructions on how to prepare grains before sterilization?
Title: Re: grain substrate
Post by: Cacophonyhead on April 02, 2013, 09:27:56 PM
I rinse the grains 3-4 times. Soak for 24 hrs. Then bring to a rapid boil and time it for 10 mins. Put grain in strainer and shake every 15 mins for 1 hr. Works for me! :mellow:
Title: Re: grain substrate
Post by: psilocybin warrior on June 29, 2013, 09:08:35 PM
I rinse them until the water is clear. Put it in a pot and fill it up with water an inch or two above the grains, bring to a boil and simmer until you see a noticeable increase in size.
Title: Re: grain substrate
Post by: fmrc on September 14, 2013, 05:06:07 PM
Here is a little trick when using corn.  Just buy a can of cooked corn at the food Store.  Its alread well sterilized.  Just pour off liquid, and put it in sterile jars.  slp/fmrc
Title: Re: grain substrate
Post by: anno on September 23, 2013, 12:05:25 AM
Did you actually try this? The canned corn is salted, can mycelium cope with that?
Title: Re: grain substrate
Post by: fmrc on September 24, 2013, 08:07:28 AM
Been doing it for years.  It has always worked with many different species.  You can buy health food brands without salt if that worries you.  slp/fmrc