Nutrional Yeast

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Posted by: repobob Nov 19 02, 09:43 PM GMT
First of all I want to express my amazement at how far this board has come in such a short time. I am amazed at how much information is available here in only a few short weeks. Its a real tribute to Nan and the rest of you guys and gals with the XXXXXX under your name, and all the others that helped. Thanks you guys.

Now, I am trying nutritional yeast for the first time. I seen a post about it somewhere, but can't seem to find it. The only nutritional yeast that I could find was in "flake" form. I ground some in a coffee grinder and got a nice fine powder. Next I put some H2O in the microwave until it was boiling. I mixed 1/8 tsp into 1/2 pint H2O. The mixture is very cloudy, I would never be able to see the mycillium. I did this a a test just to see what would happen. I did not put in any kayro, but I don't believe that would make it any clearer. Did I buy the right stuff? What is the exact procedure for using Nutrional Yeast? All help is greatly appreciated.


Posted by: Chronic007 Nov 20 02, 12:48 AM GMT
Here is the info you requested, you can read it as long as I can keep my car wacko.gif

By Visions (Visions) on Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 05:31 pm: Edit

Hello everyone....I wanted to show you one of my experiments I have going...Let
me show you what happens when you take the Karo Tek and add Nutritional Yeast.

Nutritional Yeast
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Both Jars are Qt. and have 2tbls of Karo. Both were inoculated with 1ml of P.F.
spores from the same syringe and keep around 80deg for 7 days. The only difference is the addition of 1/4tsp of Nutritional Yeast to one of the jars.

There is one
drawback and that is Nutritional Yeast adds a carmel color. I have done this
before and the longer you let the mycelium grow the more clear the water gets.

P.F. & Karo side view
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P.F. & Karo bottom view
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P.F. & Karo & Nutritional Yeast side view
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P.F. & Karo & Nutritional Yeast bottom view
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P.F. & Karo with and without Nutritional Yeast
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The pictures don't do this justice. The
mycelium from the regular Karo jar has a very whispy cloud formation. The Karo jar
with the Nutritional Yeast has a very robust and dense mycelium and as you can
see must be 20-40 times larger. This opens up some more options like adding the
Nutritional Yeast to every substrate.

Some people might worry about contams because the solution isn't clear but for
me I have never had a problem with liquid culture or contaminated jars. The
contams for me come in after you open the jars and after you birth the cake.
Most likely the contams would be intoduced from repeated withdraws into the
syinges and not being clean.

While looking at the Nutritional breakdown
of this Yeast supplement I noticed that about 50% of the calories are from
Protien this may account for how Large, Dense and Strong the mycelium looks.
Whatever the reason the mycelium loves it!

My next experiment will be to see if
the entire growth cycle, all the way to fruiting, can be done only using
Nutritional Yeast and Verm. I really don't think the Karo is even needed in this
liquid culture. Well let me take that back...There couldn't be that much growth
on just .25tsp of Nutritional Yeast @ only 15 calories.

Anyone else willing to
experiment with this stuff would sure help to confirm or disprove my results.

Well, what do you think?

Serving size 1 heaping Tablespoon
Calories = 60
Calories from fat = 10
Total Carbohidrate = 6g
Protein = 7g
Vitamin A = 0
Vitamin C = 0
Thiamin = 8mg
Riboflavin = 8mg
Niacin = 40mg
Vitamin B6 = 8mg
Folic Acid = 100mcg
Vitamin B12 = 12mcg
Biotin = 25mcg
Pantothenic acid = 30mg
Calcium = 500mg
Iron = 5mg
Phosphorus = 400mg
Iodine = 100mcg
Magnesium = 150mg
Zinc = 2mg
Copper = 280mcg
Manganese = 500mcg
Chromium = 30mcg
Sodium = 0
Potassium = 320mg
In a base containing 30mg Para-aminobenzoic acid, 55mg Choline and 64mg Inositol

By Maliki (Maliki) on Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 05:44 pm: Edit

Good deal man glad to see you got the pictures up.
What was your solution ? to the error????
Not to meention the yeast idea seems like a very solid one.......

By Visions (Visions) on Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 06:13 pm: Edit

Thanks Maliki....I did a dianostic on IE and it had corrupted files...

Everyday the mycelium keeps getting noticeably bigger!

I am afraid if I take the lid off it might crawl out and get me!!!

About 8-10 months ago I grew mycelium in 3gal jugs that you make beer in with just Dextrose and it had mediocre growth so not being happy with it I opened it and dumped in some Nutritional Yeast...Well it went crazy...but when I did it I wasn't very careful and it contamed...and I had many experiments going on and sort of lost track of the idea...but here it is again! For those people that don't want to grow the accual mushroom and just the mycelium to harvest and dry this would be the way to go. And for just one easy payment of $29.95 I will show you how to do it step by step!!! LOL...Just Kidding

By Visions (Visions) on Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 06:37 pm: Edit

I have one more note: After I inject the spores I don't move the jars, I don't shake or stir them. I let all the spores mate on the bottom and connect and grow into one large mycelium. Now when it comes time to fill syinges I will shake the living hell out of it! I think they become stronger letting them grow together. And they want to do it...why would I try to stop mother nature...she has her reasons!

By Dr. Cubesis III (Newbieshroomer) on Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 07:09 pm:

Nice visions  

Tell ya tho... A lot of people take one look at all of that text you posted and run. LOL! I should know  

By Visions (Visions) on Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 08:17 pm: Edit

Dr. you're right....I do the same thing....and before I posted it I looked at it and thought--Damn that's long! LOL...I should have broken it up so it would be easier to read....But I think the pictures will make them put their reading glasses on.....if they can make it to the pics!

By Visions (Visions) on Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 08:52 pm: Edit

Hey Dr. as you can see I took that Novel I wrote and broke it up with Pretty Pictures...

By Dr. Cubesis III (Newbieshroomer) on Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 09:01 pm:


Breaking it up with the pretty pictures did the trick for me!! If they can make it to the pix?!!?
LOLOLOL!!! Visions! Have a great day!!

By Hippie3 (Admin) on Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 10:17 pm: Edit

you should enter this in our contest visions while there is still time.

By onediadem (Onediadem) on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 01:29 pm: Edit

Hey Zilla, keep hearing about those pics, lol, lookin forward to you posting them too.

By cowshitblues (Cowshitblues) on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 04:05 pm: Edit

have you used any to inocculate a jar???.. any differences... that looks awsome... have some karo water ... might try a few with N.Y...the ingredients look awsome for growth...

By cowshitblues (Cowshitblues) on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 06:05 pm: Edit

sorry bout the 2nd post.. but i noticed iodine in there... hmmm sounds like a good anti-bacterial too....sweetness... my friend is gonna add add some to a few brf different amounts.. i will post his findings for him findings when done...also my friend is gonna try a brf powdered cake spawned into wormcasing+yeast....

By Imok Urok2 (Imok) on Saturday, May 25, 2002 - 02:33 am: Edit

Hey visions,
If you want this to be moved to the contest thread just say the word.
Love the pics and the tek.
First, hippie invitro with chronic twist.
Then, cold shock/bleach dunk tek.
Now this.
We live in wonderful times folks  

By bill cogwell (Iphishphan) on Saturday, May 25, 2002 - 02:51 am: Edit

how much of the solution should you use to inoculate i have a few syringes i did karo style and some of them dont have as much mycelium in them as the others. Are their microscopic mycelium i dont see?

By xylem flow (Xylem) on Saturday, May 25, 2002 - 03:19 am: Edit

good question bill

i wanna know too.

By Hippie3 (Admin) on Wednesday, September 11, 2002 - 02:41 am: Edit

i just made a qt with 2 tsp of nut. yeast, we'll see what grows.

By Admin (Admin) on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 01:09 pm: Edit

here's mine-

Hope that helps Repobob


Posted by: TimothyLeary Nov 20 02, 02:09 AM GMT
any more questions, i am sure knows plenty about nutritional yeasts wink.gif

Posted by: repobob Nov 20 02, 09:30 AM GMT
smile.gif Thanks Chronic thats exactly the post I was looking for. Don't worry about your car payment this month. If they say anything just tell them I said it was OK biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

Mr Leary, thanks for the lead. Has Ion been successful with N.Y.? If your out there Ion any tips would be greatly appreciated.


Posted by: ion Nov 20 02, 09:40 AM GMT
It works. Use about a teaspoon or two in your half-pint cake formula. You can use more, but I think it works best as a supplement rather than a food.
Visions' stuff is for real.


Posted by: repobob Nov 20 02, 01:28 PM GMT
Thanks Ion. I'm gonna get some goin right now.
I plan on doing EQ's now, but what I am really hoping for is that this will work with Mex A. I don't see why it wouldn't. I'm very anxious to study scelatora as soon as I can find a print or syringe.
Again thanks for the help.


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