Shroomin with Dick

Discussion in 'Hallucinatory Substances' started by Richard Drysift, Jun 21, 2018.

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    meangreengrowinmachine

    meangreengrowinmachine Well-Known Member

    Thanks man! I did not use a pressure cooker but sterilized with a canner basically, as i understood it that was the only need for the pressure cooker? Ill go check out that thread!
     
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    Richard Drysift

    Richard Drysift Well-Known Member

    Simple monotub...pretty sure it's a 50 gal bin with polyfill holes at 1-1-1/2" diameter; 4 located at one inch from the bottom of the tub and 2 located at each end centered at 1 inch below the top. The sub is just coir verm and gypsum.
     
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    Richard Drysift

    Richard Drysift Well-Known Member

    Pressure canner / cooker is same thing I think
     
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    Richard Drysift

    Richard Drysift Well-Known Member

    2nd flush just starting to pop off...
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    First flush total dry weight = 95g
     
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    Srirachi

    Srirachi Well-Known Member

    Hi Dick~ I just thought I'd stop in and say hi to the other shroom people on the site. I've had great luck with mushrooms com. It's run by one of the oldest hands in the game.

    Anybody do PE or stones?
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    Richard Drysift

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    What ya got there? looks like Cracker Jack
     
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    Richard Drysift

    Richard Drysift Well-Known Member

    Came back from vacay to find my tub a total mess. Contaminated with trichoderma I believe...pics coming soon. I picked all the shrooms I could before I left and dried them but left the pins. They all grew out and dropped spores; a few of them apparently rotted because nobody picked them and that I think is where the contams began. Oh well got a nice bunch of fruits from that tub.
    Luckily I have a second tub that is now colonized. Just started it into fruiting conditions so stay tuned for more boomers y'all
     
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    Srirachi

    Srirachi Well-Known Member

    Sclerotia from Ps. Mexicana... Sort of a nutty taste but in the way you'd expect squirrel vomit probably tastes. But you can literally knock up jars of wheat and not do another damn thing for six months, and harvest the stones... or use bags if you don't want to tie up your jars.
     
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    Richard Drysift

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    Ahh yes sclerotia. Always wondered what they were like. I actually don't mind the taste of fresh shrooms but it's the texture when dried that gets me. That's why I usually opt for sippin on tea instead of direct ingestion. Are the psycho-effects of stones similar to shrooms? Do you put siracha on them? I put that shit on everything....
     
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    Richard Drysift

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    psychedelicdaddi

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    Richard Drysift

    Richard Drysift Well-Known Member

    Ok so after that disturbing pic of a grossly contaminated sub here's a fresh clean one with some lovely pins just coming up. Looks to be a nice first flush for tub numba too...

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    Richard Drysift

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    Guess I caught these a bit late; they already started dropping spores but a nice flush nonetheless....
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    Check out the size of these fruits!!! Filled up this entire roaster pan after washing them; into the dryer they go..
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    Richard Drysift

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    IMG_5211.JPG These popped up the very next day and more pins are still growing....the caps are so fat the trays in the dehydrator won't even stack together. I had to place trays right on top of the shrooms to smoosh them down
     
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    deej2

    deej2 Well-Known Member

    What's your recipe for tea? Looking for something a little more gut friendly when I get some harvested. I've got 2 popcorn jars going(out of 10, lessons learned) fruited in the jars. First attempt, training wheels you know. I've got one more jar fully colonized I'm going to try outside for shits and giggles. On tap are 10 BRF cakes moving along nicely, just to try the PF tek. Next will be a bulk monotub. I can see this hobby turning into a real rabbit hole.
     
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    Richard Drysift

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    Growing them is almost as fun as eating them. Tea recipe is as simple as it gets:
    I use about 10g dry shrooms per quart; maybe that's about 8-12 decent size fruits if using fresh mushrooms.
    Cut them into tiny bits; for dry shrooms I use scissors but you can just crumble it up by hand if using fresh ones
    Bring a quart and 1/2 of water to a boil and drop your shrooms in. Add a bit of lemon if desired
    Boil your dried shrooms for 20-30 mins or until they turn to mush and drop to the bottom; fresh shrooms only need about 15 mins of boiling or you can even just steep them in cold water overnight
    Strain the shrooms through a metal strainer or colander; squeeze off all the good stuff as best you can with a spoon or something. Be sure to get every last drop.
    Toss the spent material or eat it; yuck!
    Return the strained tea to the stove and add more water if needed; usually you lose some from boiling. reheat until "hot" again and drop in 3 teabags. Squeeze out the teabags and add honey or sugar if desired...I don't tho I like it kind of bitter but some prefer the sweet taste. Store it in the fridge for up to 3 weeks or freeze for indefinite storage. You can also makes ice cubes with it and drop a few in your water whenever you wanna trip out.... enjoy!
     
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    Richard Drysift

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    Monotub grows are the way go bulk. Lemme know if you need any help. Research no pour agar; it is the best way to start off from spores and easy AF once you got your sterile tek down pat.
     
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    deej2

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    Thank you. I should be able to give it a try in a couple weeks.
     
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    deej2

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    Planning ahead here: after the first flush with cakes, how would you recommend proceeding? I've seen conflicting opinions on prepping for later flushes. Some people say dunk and roll, others say dunk but don't roll. Either way should I scrape off the old verm? Also some say to let the cake dry out for several days. What are your thoughts, Dick?
     
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    deej2

    deej2 Well-Known Member

    Also, apologies for noobing up your thread.
     

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