Who's got a good idea for a 100 cake incubator?

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By Joe Mamma (Madscientist) on Sunday, January 13, 2002 - 06:42 am:


By An guy (Boomer) on Sunday, January 13, 2002 - 07:21 am:

upright freezer.

fan on top shelf in a bowl, drilled to disperse the fan effluent. keeps the air from stratifying too much.fan is like a 2500rpm or so, 15 watts or so, Dayton acial fan, like in graingers. Possibly a model 4C549A (manufact. number) or thereabouts. bowl would be a funnel shaped mixing-type bowl, with cutouts a little over halfway down it's sides, so the corners of the fan sit down in it, drilled with the holes around the bottom of it. fan pulls warmest air from top area, blows it back down, keeps it all mixed up better than if it was stagnant.

40 watt bulb in a metal box at the bottom. inside of box is all painted heavy flat white, except the lid, so the heat is focused mostly on diffusing from the lid. One of those little decorative bulbs, or a regular sized one. box deep enough to accomodate either size.

containers of water, some inside, some outside, maybe in your fridge, changed on a schedule- they act as ballast to cool it if it gets too warm- inside ones are exchanged for the cooler outside ones, which'll cool it off some. then at night, they're left in there for when it naturally cools off some, they give the heat back. Change them out during around midday.

might keep it right in the 80's, I don't know.

just off the top of my head.

By ggg (Ggg) on Sunday, January 13, 2002 - 09:29 am:

You could get a shit load of jars into a large Igloo cooler. They make them REALLY big. I've been on fishing boats with carry-on coolers that must have been 50 gal.

Build your own with plywood and sheet insulation.

By Pinhead (Pinhead) on Sunday, January 13, 2002 - 11:02 am:

if you have money, check out


I have begun to build mine here is some pics

pic of right side
pic of left side

this is a small version of what folks that grow mushrooms for produce around the world use
you can make it as big as you want.

By ShrooMaster (Shroomaster) on Sunday, January 13, 2002 - 01:49 pm:

if you have the high times to get info from theres a grow cube in there that would keep the temp about 80degrees. not hard to make. your gonna need 4 florescent lights as well

By Maliki vision seaker (Maliki) on Monday, January 14, 2002 - 03:27 pm:

I say set it up in a standerd fruit chamber , like an 35 gallon size and just make a tray that would hang in the middle of the chamber via wire hooks or whatever. this would efectiveley double your birthing camber size. in the 35 gallon i use it fits 40 cakes no problem.

By Maliki vision seaker (Maliki) on Monday, January 14, 2002 - 04:05 pm:


By Dr. Cubensis (Shroomzilla) on Monday, January 14, 2002 - 05:34 pm:

Upright freezer...

Seems over-kill for what he wants....

Build a commercial incubation/fruiting chamber...

To small for a hundred jars.,. Right?

Do it simply.

Go to a thrift store/k-mart wherever. Buy a large 1 chamber cheap cabinet of some kind. buy some pvc. get some lights.

take the pvc, cut into ... half inch or so pieces and drill some holes in the sides. jars will stack and still breathe on these. Stack to cieling of your cabinet. Add lights and temperature guages.
and you are in. Thats it. my friend does it that way in a particle board cabinet. Jars kept at 84 degrees, incubate easily in record times.

Good luck