[Ganoderma tsugae] Myco-tek Wild Find

Discussion in 'HUNTING & IDENTIFICATION' started by Professor PinHead, May 23, 2012.

  1. rogue

    rogue ♥ Hooked on Mycelium ♥ Moderator Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    I have a friend with one of these that I could use if I had enough to warrant it.

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  2. Javadog

    Javadog Moderator Moderator Mushroom Doctor Cannabis Doctor

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    Oh! Cool!

    I googled "cement grinder"...this show only disk grinders so far.

    I am checking that site. Great stuff. Thanks for sharing.

    JD

    P.S. TBH Rogue, I would want someone to actually use that thing to grind
    Reishi before I considered ponying up the dough to buy one. Could you please
    arrange a trial with your friend, for all of us to know the result? Thanks in any case.
     
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  3. Wonder Girl

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    I have used one similar to this before. They are so heavy. I was at work and I actually thought I had broken it one time because I simply could not twist the top back off. Thankfully I didn't break this very expensive piece of machinery, but the pressure from running it was self sealing it. We had seven or eight people trying to unscrew it and actually had to wait till the UPS delivery man came to pick up the days shipments to pop off the lid. Very heavy duty.
     
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    Is Reishi that hard? I cant wait to try my first project with it
     
  5. kbg1977

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    as hard as a damn rock!
     
  6. Javadog

    Javadog Moderator Moderator Mushroom Doctor Cannabis Doctor

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    Worse....it is as tough as a block of leather.

    Can you post a URL for that device WG?

    Thanks!

    JD
     
  7. Wonder Girl

    Wonder Girl Active Member Moderator Supporter

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    I found a better image which is the closest to what that Doctor had. He purchased his while traveling in China but, you can find just as many online nowadays. I also uploaded a picture to try and show you what the grinder should look like on the inside. It had two blades like the picture but i don't believe it's the same product. If your interested I could try and get in touch with him to ask what brand his was. When I started working there it was at least 13 years old and looked and worked like new.
    http://www.diytrade.com/china/pd/6364417/300g_chinese_medicine_grinder.html
     

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  8. GroboClone

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    For powdering small amounts of Reishi a simple coffee grinder works well, the kind with spinning blades, not a burr grinder.
    Haven't tried it with a burr grinder, but I can tell you that a standard food processor won't work.
    Dry the fruit bodies thoroughly in a dehydrator, then cut them up into small chunks with scissors.
    Fill the grinder to normal capacity and have at it. You can shake it to help distribute the chunks and get an even grind.

    I've just started experimenting with solid state fermentation.
    I found that a meat grinder worked well to powder the myceliated sorghum.
    A word of warning though, don't send it through a second time for a finer grind.
    The powder jammed it up good and snapped a gear (cheap plastic), now I'm on the hunt for a new grinder.
    I found one with a transmission that just needs a new engine but I think it's too big.:hehehe:

    Some other options: hammer mill, grain mill, wood chipper :p
     
  9. kbg1977

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    can you still brew an active tea by just cutting them into chunks,and not grinding them to a fine powder?I'm stating to get quite the collection here,and want to start soon:)
     
  10. LuckOfTheFryish

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    Yes. I just cut mine up, and simmered thin chips for 2 hours. they were cut pretty thin though. (i got em fresh so i was able to with just a kitchen knife)
     
  11. kbg1977

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    right on,Thanks fry:)
     
  12. GroboClone

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    It would still work, but would take longer and won't get as much of the actives.
    For personal use a $10 coffee grinder is all you need.
     
  13. kbg1977

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    there is a coffee grinder around here,but I don't want to break the hell out of,it's not mine!
     
  14. GroboClone

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    Yes, Reishi will break it eventually. Best to find one with and all metal chamber.
     
  15. Javadog

    Javadog Moderator Moderator Mushroom Doctor Cannabis Doctor

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    "Doctor"?

    ...uh, "Doctor T"?

    LOL, I am thinking that I need some clarification.

    Thank you for the time, in any case.

    JD
     
  16. Wonder Girl

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    haha he would get a kick out of that joke. He's a practicing Dr. of over 20 years from my area. He also has his masters in nutrition and herbal medicine. His clinic was for Alternative Health care working with new age medicine. Pretty interesting stuff. He used to sublet the spare office rooms out so we always had acupuncturists, nutritionists, life coaches and other people in the alternative field in and out. He would let them use the machine if they needed anything they ordered raw grind-ed. The nutritionists loved it.
     
  17. Javadog

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    Cool. Thanks.

    If anyone finds a usable looking grinder, then please post a link here.

    We need to determine if anything reasonably price exists.

    Take care,

    JD
     
  18. Professor PinHead

    Professor PinHead Lost in the Tek.... Administrator Mushroom Doctor Cannabis Doctor Supporter

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    I don't think we are doing too good in that department now a days. ..... I'm not just talkin' grinders here. That statement applies across the board.
    :ugh:
     
  19. Jeff

    Jeff Well-Known Member Moderator Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    Working with the genetics that Prof cleaned up. Looking good so far. Hopefully I will get this on grain in a week or so.

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    The wife was doing the labeling for me so.......just ignore the H.
     
  20. Professor PinHead

    Professor PinHead Lost in the Tek.... Administrator Mushroom Doctor Cannabis Doctor Supporter

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    You could easily turn that H into an A, :wink:

    I have my wife label too. My penmanship is awful.