* MycoFreak- I skipped the soaking step for my rye berries today. I simmered them until they were soft and drained n' steam dried the outside layer, then put them in quart jars. I added gypsum to the simmer to keep them from clumping up later on. Now, they're pressure cooking @15psi going on 2hrs now. I'm about to turn off the heat and let them cool. I hope skipping the soaking step doesn't ruin things. I just don't see it being necessary as endospores will be killed in the PC, germinated or not, LOL! And as for the moisture part, the simmering got that done pretty well. Next step, tomorrow I'll be inoculating the 7 quart jars with agar wedges and a couple with MS spores which I checked out clean on agar last week. Hoping a couple wedges per jar is enough, as I only have 2 colonized plates to work with but that should be plenty don't u think? Wish me luck! How do u guys do your rye berries?