First time using bags

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  1. Mainframe

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    So this is my first attempt at bags. Did two with soaked and simmered organic rye berries. Two bags no prep wbs just dry grain and water into the bags. I used .5 filter patch bags. Didn't realize how long it takes the cooker to heat up vs using 7 jars. Anyways after it was up to temp for 30 mins me and the lady went to the bar for a drink. When I got home the weight had been nocked off... So idk what happened with that. I think they expanded too much in the cooker. I put all 4 in a pillow case and ziptied that shut. Ziptied the bags prior to cooking and that seemed to work out pretty good. The bags were almost like melted shit after cooking. So we'll see if I have better success this way. IMG_20190922_180655752.jpg IMG_20190922_180702753.jpg IMG_20190922_212757332.jpg IMG_20190922_212804258.jpg
     
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    I wouldn't leave a pressure cooker unattended especially with bags in it; the bag could block the steam port and overpressure the cooker. Sounds like that may have occured momentarily then became unblocked causing a release of steam that blew the jiggler off. I'd inspect that cooker very well before using it againb it may have deformed or been damaged. Never leave pressure cookers unattented bro.
     
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    You came home and jiggler was off ? Damn. Ive never seen that happen before. Does anyone have access to that area or pets ? Anyway. I cant say im not guilty of running errands while im pc'ing. I try to be around in the area but shit happens. I use dinner plates on top of bags to hold them down. It is great advice to never leave pressure cookers unattended.
     
  4. Mainframe

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    Lesson learned, I'll never do it again. Luckily nothing was damaged etc... But those bags ended up being sterile but didn't end up geminating. Got a sealer now and I can get air out and wrap them up nice and tight. Then I wrap aluminum foil around each bag to keep moisture out and separate with rings and an oven safe plate on top. Now i have 6 bags of corn that I hit with PE.
     
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    wrap in foil works great no melted bags i do it all the time
     
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    I wrap in foil now.
     
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    you all suck salty balls for you all suck salty balls for leaving your PCS unattended. Trump will totally send you to a different country for that or she will put your kids in a cage. I would never ever leave my PC unattended. Except for those 500 times I did it I am totally exempt from this rant by the way. PS we talked about it but really we should never leave our pieces on a tendon specially if we have kids pets where other people are going through the house
     
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    my text-to-speech isn't that great. LOL
     
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    Also if your bigs are expanding you're not folding the Tyvek sleeve into the bag correctly make sure there's enough sleeve before the fold inside the bag hold tightly and make sure that there's some Tyvek on the outside of the bag as well