|Some info..||1||01/04 04:28am||The Silly Scybe Scribe|
|By Hatcher (Hatcher) on Thursday, January 03, 2002 - 08:09 am: The Nook|
Mainly for our newbies...
A six quart aluminum is good to start with, and will keep the price under $30. Go w/the Presto over the Mirro if ya find ya can find either one--it's taller rather than wider, i.e., can stack wide-mouth 1/2pts. It also has a pressure indicator, and, more importantly, runs at 15lbs. psi rather than 10 for the Mirro.
|By big slick (Baddaboom) on Thursday, January 03, 2002 - 02:41 pm: The Nook|
Wish I had read this post before I bought a mirro at k-mart for 39 bucks, sucks I can barely squeeze 6 jars in. Been wondering how long to sterilize at 10 p.s.i., I did 40 min and no contams yet. Found this site after buying pressure cooker oh well
|By Dr. Cubesis III (Newbieshroomer) on Thursday, January 03, 2002 - 04:39 pm: The Nook|
You sly dog, edumacating Newbies on pressure cooker aesthetics... Or whatever..!! LOL!!
For the newbie with a car and without much dough.
Hit the second hand stores. Hit the yard sales, look in the paper, the swap meets... All the time I buy jars from different places and the lady selling them to me always tells me that she has one, and doesn't use it...
And of course, Ebay... Type in Pressure cooker or Pressure Canner or even one after the other.
If you are serious about this hobby you are going to need something big enough to handle some tough loads. Case in point. CHeck out Chronics post thats got the pretty pictures of the invitro stuff... To get those kinda flushes he needs to sterilize a LOT of jars.
And if you are using a 6 quart canner.;... Well, it will be a long time in sterilizizing....
If you are growing for yourself, the lil ones are fine. But If you have a whole army of people banging on your door, begging for shroomies, best get something bigger So you can fill all of those hungry bellies with less work
|By Kevin Smith (Canshroom) on Friday, January 04, 2002 - 04:07 am: The Nook|
I'm looking into a pressure cooker now...too much work steaming a few at a time. How may half pint jars can you stack while still sterilizing them all? Are you only limited by the size of the cooker? Also, forgive my ignorance, but how do they work? I know they use pressure, obviously, but could someone give a small description of how they function? Thanks.
|By Kman (Kman) on Friday, January 04, 2002 - 05:28 am: The Nook|
SO whats the step up from the basic PC? whats the biggest available?
|By Hatcher (Hatcher) on Friday, January 04, 2002 - 06:03 am: The Nook|
big stick, I went 20-25 min. at 10lb., doin' the same w/15lbs. First lot of jars I ever cooked, (Mirro, 10psi.,) I did for only 15 min., and things went fine. Me thinks psi and a lot of minutes are sometimes over-done outta caution, hell, I do it. Stick 'em in a pressure cooker for awhile, it'll be okey-dokey, most likely...
Dr. Cube my man...yea, I keep it small. Got two 10 gal. units that fit in a closet. I never even posted here til after I had done it. My first real hobby, for fun and a lil' profit.. Actually, the plan was to grow 'shrooms to pay for the now ex's pot habit, which was daylight to dark. Don't cha love it when a plan comes together. Got some music in this place now, and the Sony boombox has a remote and a woofer. Fuckin' A.
Mr. Smith, when all else fails, read the directions..
Six quart Mirro four, Presto six 1/2pt. wide mouths comfortably.
Peace my brothers.
|By Dr. Cubesis III (Newbieshroomer) on Friday, January 04, 2002 - 05:43 pm: The Nook|
I'm looking into a pressure cooker now...too much work steaming a few at a time. How may half pint jars can you stack
while still sterilizing them all? Are you only limited by the size of the cooker? Also, forgive my ignorance, but how do they
work? I know they use pressure, obviously, but could someone give a small description of how they function? Thanks.
Hey Mr. Smith
How a pressure cooker works??
"Mr. Smith, when all else fails, read the directions.."
Basically, you boil the water until steam pours from the petcock, then close the petcock, pressure will build in the cooker at a rapid pace. Once ideal pressure is achieved turn the heat down, a lot. Pressure will still be maintained in the cooker. And the pressure gets inside all the grains, in every nook and cranny, and destroys any little organisms that might pop up later to turn your jars multiple colors.. You then let the cooker cool before you remove jars. If you don't and the cooker is still hot, and the jars are hot..... You can sometimes actually hear the jars hissing as they draw fresh air.
How many jars? Stack them to the ceiling, but don't let them rest on the inside of the cooker or you could dry your jar out. In fact, most bigger cookers come with racks to hold jars. As quote said. As I said, The cooker I have will stack about two dozen half pints. Never tried it though, Mostly stick to quart jars as they hold so much more.
Well, my buddy wanted to keep his small to, but he is all excited with his new
hobby. And two ten gallons.. Not bad, lotsa cakes... My buddy had a dream of farming mushrooms after he once visited a house in oregon with an artificial rain forest.... Living his dream, ain't it grand??? As far as the extra bucks... * grin! * never hurts to be in demand AND making dough Wonder how many other posters here are busy on the weekends visiting " friends "?
Looking into an x-box soon... LOLOL!!! Beats the hell outta collecting stamps!!
Hey guys! Have a great weekend if'n we don't chat again
|By Hatcher (Hatcher) on Saturday, January 05, 2002 - 10:01 am: The Nook|
Dr. Cube! I got into this hobby for practical reasons, but it turned into something just short of a passion real quick! Love it. Don't even care for partaking(usually..) myself. Now ten years ago...
Would love to see that room. Thinkin' about relocating-how is Oregon? Know they got OMI and euthanasia..
Yea, my two ten gal. units can support 30 1/2pts., good enough for me, and about my lazy-ass speed.
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