Sgfc or monotub for cakes?

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  1. Monika Monet

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    How about putting ice cubes on the perlite to cool the temperature? What about adding the occasional hot steamy water glass to sgfc to increase humidity? Lastly, I wasn’t having luck with my sgfc so I put the perlite in a monotub. Put the cakes on perlite with foil of course. Are these good or bad ideas? Polyfill in top holes nothing in small holes going around bottom every 2 inches.
     

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  2. Space.ape

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    Thats not a shotgun fruiting chamber. Holes on ALL 6 sides of the box
     
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    probably not enough FAE or evaporation happening.
     
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    I just took it out of the sgfc and put it in a monotub. I thought it was getting too much air, not enough humidity...
     
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    Just keep misting the perlite and the cakes and give them plenty of air 3x a day... it can be tricky, but you have to keep spraying them too! I've had more success with monotubs than brf cakes, they can be sensitive
     
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    try resoaking them if you aren't getting any growth, they may have dried up on you, I've had it happen.
     
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    Thanks. Amazingly I have 3 of 4 cakes fruiting like crazy! The forth cake was waterlogged and I threw it out. It’s my first successful grow. I have a question. How easy is bulk compared to cakes?
     

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    I've had much better luck with bulk than cakes. Read up, watch some videos, give it a try. I started out with a smaller tub (39qts) my first few tries just to get a feel for it.
     
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    I ordered sterilized grain and sub the first few times just out of fear of contamination from my inexperience. Overall cost goes up significantly. But overall mushroom production goes up too.
     
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    Thank u. I have a shoebox tub I’m about to try to fruit. Do I really just invert the lid and mist and fan a few times a day?
     
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    It literally cost me 700$ to get this far. First I bought many of the wrong types of products ( straw, wrong size jars, etc) and I just FINALLY bought a good pressure cooker. I’ve been steam sterilizing for the past 3 mths. Lots of contamination problems. Hey what do u think about injecting water in the cake mid grow?
     

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    Mist the walls and fan... I started using a small fan after misting. I did the same thing buying the wrong supplies... patience is key tho!
     
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    Thank u. I just ate my first flush. 22 g . Feeling triumphant
     
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