Easy Supplemented HWFP

Discussion in 'MYCO-TEKS' started by muskie, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. Jack Rabbit

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    Thanks for the confirmation. I went ahead and ordered a Mirro 22 qt for $60. There were some mixed reviews on it, but at $30 less than Presto I think it's worth a try.
     
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    muskie Myco-Backpacker Mushroom Doctor Expert Identifier

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    Right on.

    You'll be happy with it. I have an old Mirro 22 qt and it's still going strong.
     
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    legendary post thats making my life so much easier. thanks so much.

    Q. would not using hydrated lime make a noticeable difference? i forgot to add to my list so i have none until maybe spring gardening centers open but if its a big difference then i can shop around.
    thanks
     
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    muskie Myco-Backpacker Mushroom Doctor Expert Identifier

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    You could get by without it. Go for it!
     
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    Been using this 'tek' for all my edibles, with great success. @muskie ROCKS!!!
     
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    same ^^^^
     
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    @muskie, I am gonna put a picture of you just beside that of my wife...purpose is different though :)

    Just a two questions:
    1. Why put both the lime and the gypsum?
    2. What type of gypsum do you use? I only find the construction grade plaster which I am not sure is good for using to supplement bags.
     
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    muskie Myco-Backpacker Mushroom Doctor Expert Identifier

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    Lime ramps the pH up a bit which can aid in the avoidance of contamination during colonization. It also adds a bit of calcium.

    Gypsum adds calcium and sulfur which improve the yield and quality of fruit bodies.

    Agricultural Gypsum is what I use but I've heard of people using crushed drywall/sheetrock. I'm sure the gypsum that's added to plaster is the same but I'm not sure about
    its cleanliness.
     
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    Nichrome Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yes in fact that is my concern also. Having limestone in Malta makes gypsum unneeded in agriculture so I have to see where to source it from.
     
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    LOVE this recipe, tek, method, whatever.........
     
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