|By wycrobro (Newman) on Thursday, December 13, 2001 - 07:10 pm: The Nook|
I just cased 2 pint jars but when i opened them they had a bad orange smell. they were 99% colonised . what is the scoop should I pitch it?
I dont want to, should I wait to see?
|By jared (Jared112) on Thursday, December 13, 2001 - 07:26 pm: The Nook|
If it was 99% colonized and there were no signs of contams like different colors and stuff, then you're probably fine. However if you have any exposed BRF when you birthed it probably will contam. Always wait until your mycelium has fully covered the substrate.
|By Brettiejams (Brettiejams) on Thursday, December 13, 2001 - 07:35 pm: The Nook|
If it smells like bad citrus..i.e. rotten/ prolly has some bacteria going.
In which case, it is best to just throw it out.
Any smell, other than a mild, mushroomy smell, is a bad thing, and should be considered suspect at best.
|By wycrobro (Newman) on Thursday, December 13, 2001 - 08:08 pm: The Nook|
Yea I figured it was some sort of wet contam.
Oh well I will toss it out thats too bad but Thats the life of a newbie shroomer.
think my substrate (rye was too wet ?)
|By quote: (Quote) on Thursday, December 13, 2001 - 08:53 pm: The Nook|
probably, excess water is a real killer with grains, as bacteria strike fast and hard.
you usually will not 'see' bacteria, maybe a wet spot or two, but the smell is tell-tale.
|By plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420) on Thursday, December 13, 2001 - 11:54 pm: The Nook|
i hate that damn bacteria... they think they are so sneaky!! rotten bastards!!!!... no good... dirty.... aahhhh!!..... why i outta!!!!!!