|Simple PF tek|
step 1. get spores, prefer syringes. try http://www.thelittleguy.com
step 2. buy a dozen half-pint canning jars with lids.
step 3. drill 4 holes equidistant around the rim of each lid.
step 4. buy some brown rice and grind it into flour using a coffee grinder, blender, etc.
step 5. buy a bag of vermiculite at garden store. [note:there are very few good substitutes]
step 6. buy a bottle of spring water at grocery store. [note:any water, even tap, can be used, in a pinch.]
step 7. get a large mixing bowl and put 1/2 cup of vermiculite in the bottom, level out.
step 8. cover the vermiculite with 1/4 cup of the ground rice flour evenly.
step 9. sprinkle on 1/4 cup of spring water.
step 10. mix well.
step 11. load mixture into a jar, until level with the bottom of the lid's threads, discarding/recycling excess.
step 12. carefully clean the rim of jar of any material.
step 13. fill jar rest of way to rim with plain, dry vermiculite.
step 14. screw on lid, and cover holes/lid with aluminum foil.
step 15. repeat until you have all jars filled.
step 16. place jars into a large pot, add enough water to reach 1/3 up the jars' sides, cover with lid, and boil/steam 45 minutes.
step 17. remove from heat and cool to room temperature.[note:overnight is safest]
step 18. inject 1 cc. from the spore syringe into each jar, splitting it evenly between the 4 holes.
step 19. keep in warm, clean area for 2 weeks, or until the jar is completely covered with white growth.
step 20. expose to light several minutes a day until you see little shroom-like growths called pins.
step 21. buy some perlite at garden store.
step 22. buy rubbermaid storage bin, with lid, large enough to hold your 'cakes' at walmart, etc.
step 23. thoroughly moisten the perlite, but drain off excess water.
step 24. place enough perlite in the rubbermaid to cover the floor at least 1 inch, level.
step 25. remove cakes from jars and place on foil then sit foil on perlite.
step 26. put on the rubbermaid's lid.
step 27. keep container warm and exposed to light.
step 28. air out container at least once daily, misting the sides of container with water after opening it.
step 29. pick shrooms when caps flatten and the veil under the cap tears.
step 30. dry them if you want, or eat them fresh