Step 1: Clean work area
Clean your work area and bags with 70% isopropyl alcohol. It is important to ensure that everything is sterile to avoid contamination and a failed batch of mushrooms.
Step 2: Mix spawn with substrate
Once you have a clean working area, you will need to mix the substrate and colonized grain bag together. This can be done by opening up the grain bag and pouring it into the substrate.
After mixing the substrate and grain bags together, it is important to ensure that the mixture is evenly distributed. This can be done by mixing the mixture with your hands or if using bags, seal the bag and shake it vigorously.Make sure that there is no clumping or uneven distribution of the mixture.
Step 3: Seal bags
Once the mixture is evenly distributed, The bags should be sealed tightly to prevent any contamination from entering the mixture. This can be done by using an impulse sealer or with bag clips by folding over the bag multiple times and clipping it.
Step 4: Wait patiently
Now that the bags are sealed you will wait until the bags have fully colonized, they will be completely white when they are ready to receive regular fresh air exchange.
Step 4: Open Bags for fresh air
Now that the bags are fully colonized you can open them up a couple times a day to fan them so the air in the bag can be exchanged with fresh air. This is a critical step in assuring a good flush of healthy mushrooms.
One important thing to keep in mind is to always use high-quality substrate and grain bags, such as Zoo-Doo or MycoProcess OATS. Using low-quality materials can result in a failed batch of mushrooms. Additionally, cleanliness is key when it comes to growing mushrooms. Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly and use sterilized tools to prevent contamination.