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Is it possible to dunk a bulk casing grow?

by | Wednesday, March 20, 2019 |

This question come up a lot. Monotubs or Bulk Casing grows (where you break up your jars or bags and mix with casing in a container or tray) Is there a way to dunk this? Yes but with risks. In theory it sounds like a good idea but there are some reasons not to attempt. We have done plenty of experimenting and trials and the results only yielded around 10%-15% additional growth on average. Dunking a bulk casing has to be done with precision. (There are a few methods which we will discuss in...

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Cold weather is your friend!

by | Thursday, January 24, 2019 |

Another polar vortex has its grasp on most of the country this week, we just want to mention that this is actually the best time of year to order. All our substrate will arrive extra fresh courtesy of mother nature. We always get emails this time of year with people worried the cold will ruin their kit or substrate. The only problem we see during these cold spells are cracked containers. The cold causes plastic to become extra brittle. We've doubled up on extra foam padding and bubbles so...

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Storing fully colonized grain substrates!

by | Wednesday, September 5, 2018 |

Many people don't realize that you can store fully colonized spawn bags and grain jars for 2-3 months after they are colonized. If you need to wait or delay a bulk growing project, keep reading! This doesn't work with the standard half pint BRF jars, but any whole grain substrate. Place the fully white (colonized) bags or jars in a cool dark spot. Ideally 50-65 degrees. The mycellium will enter a dormancy phase and will not die. We recommend a cool basement or root cellar. When you are ready to...

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Dunking Tips

by | Wednesday, March 7, 2018 |

To dunk or not to dunk that is the question we get all the time. To clarify, you should always dunk your cakes after each flush. Dunking is critical in getting the most out of your grow. Each time you dunk you are mimicking a rainstorm that saturates the ground. Ever notice in the summer that few days after a heavy rain you see mushrooms pop up all over your yard? Everyone has a personal preference when it comes to dunking after birthing the cakes or not. There is no right or wrong answer to...

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