[Tastebridge] Coffee grounds for mushrooms

Rikke Rasmussen rikke.c.rasmussen at gmail.com
Thu Oct 13 15:13:36 PDT 2011


This looks great! Dana, did you see any difference between the bags we
pressure cooked and the ones we didn't?

I'm working on a wiki for the project - should be up sometime this weekend.

/Rikke

On Oct 13, 2011 1:51 PM, "Roger H" <domitron at yahoo.com> wrote:

> That looks like great development.  In the picture it seem to be more dense
> than what I remember seeing in the sawdust-based medium, but that probably
> is an illusion owing to the relatively high contrast of dark brown coffee
> grounds to white mycelium.   It'll be interesting to see how fruiting
> compares.  Oysters are known to fruit prolifically on many substrates, so
> it would not surprise me if this turns out great!
>
> Roger
>
> *From:* Dana S. <dsniezko at sonic.net>
> *To:* Roger H <domitron at yahoo.com>; Dan Willhite <willhite at gmail.com>;
> Tastebridge <tastebridge at lists.noisebridge.net>
> *Sent:* Thursday, October 13, 2011 1:12 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [Tastebridge] Coffee grounds for mushrooms
>
>  It's getting there!
>
> Taken a few moments ago: http://i.imgur.com/zWzmI.jpg
>
> - Dana
>
>
> On Thu 13/10/11 10:51 AM , "Roger H" domitron at yahoo.com sent:
>
> Has anyone noted the level of colonization in the coffee grind bags?  I am
> curious if they are coming along as well as the sawdust bags did, which were
> basically 100% colonized in about five days.
>
> Roger
>
>
>  From: Roger H
> To: Dan Willhite ; Tastebridge
> Sent: Monday, October 10, 2011 12:36 PM
> Subject: Re: [Tastebridge] Coffee grounds for mushrooms
>
> If we go with wet grounds, we must adjust the moisture with vermiculite,
> which I have several cubic feet.  Even if we must use 50% vermiculite per
> volume, I think we'll be fine if we supplement with the Spawn Mate II, which
> I will bring. I will also bring bags, hydrogen peroxide, digital scales, a
> syringe, oyster spawn, and sealer.
>
> Roger
>
>
> From: Dan Willhite
> To: Tastebridge
> Sent: Monday, October 10, 2011 11:00 AM
> Subject: [Tastebridge] Coffee grounds for mushrooms
>
>
> Hi mushroom growers,
>
> I committed to delivering 10-20 pounds of dried, used coffee grounds
> tonight. Unfortunately, the weather was unsuitable for drying the grounds
> this week on the days that I would have been able to dry them. The weather
> outlook looks good for this week but unfortunately I won't be able to have
> them for tonight. I could still try to obtain some grounds today but I won't
> be able to dry them. I'm not sure if it makes sense for me to bring more wet
> grounds tonight since someone else has already committed to bring them but
> I'm happy to try to obtain them if someone thinks they'd be useful.
>
> --Danny
>
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