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Colorado Cultures Instructions

Below are instructions on how to use our grow kit and how to make our 3 different pre-mixes.

Full Flush Grow Kit

Colorado Cultures Full Flush Bin Grow Kit

Important: Put the substrate in a cool dark spot until ready to mix!!! Use within 10 months.

Step 1

Take your syringe filled with spore/LC solution (INCLUDED ) and wipe with one of the added alcohol pads, let dry. While the syringe is drying take another alcohol pad and wipe the injection port on your jar or myco bag( the gray piece), take your syringe and shake it to mix up solution then puncture the port releasing the solution onto the sterilized spawn/grain. We recommend at least 5-10ml of solution depending on spawn size.

TIP: Shake the jar/myco bag after injecting to spread the spore/LC solution around.

 

Step 2

Now find a nice dark warm spot like a cabinet above a fridge to store your jars/myco bag. After 7-15 days (days may vary) your jars/bags should have turned completely white.

TIP: To speed things up you could give your jars/bags another shake once they have turned 50% white. It helps to spread the now germinated mycelium around.

 

Step 3

At this point take your clear tank & lid and give them both a good rinse. The key is to make everything as clean as you can. You could use an antibacterial wipe (NOT INCLUDED) to wipe out for extra piece of mind.

 

Step 4

Now with the black trash bag that’s included, line the tank. There's a number of ways to line it, the key is to black out any light getting to the spawn/substrate mixture. Once the tank is lined, place the clean lid on until you're ready to mix.

Step 5

Take your now fully done spawn jars/myco bag and shake them trying to break up the grain as much as possible, don't worry you can't shake them up too much! Once you have broken up your spawn add it to your “Denver Dirt” bag. Now Re close your ziplock “Denver Dirt” bag with your spawn and mix togther as best as possible ( kind of like shake and bake!) Before adding mixture use a non breathable tape to cover your holes. Now take that mixture and add it to your CLEAN “Full Flush” mono tub and close your lid.

Step 6

Wash your hands with antibacterial soap then place your gloves on, wipe hands with one of the added Alcohol wipes. Lift the lid and spread your mixture as evenly as possible with your hands, trying to be as neat as possible while keeping it nice and even. Once mixed, close the lid and place in a nice dark spot for 5-10 days. Try your best to AVOID peaking! That means NO lifting the lid! After 5-10 days (days may vary) your tank should be 80%-100% white. It's time to Fruit! (Sometimes it takes a few days longer so please be patient, you will be rewarded kindly)

Step 7

Find a low traffic area with at least 12hrs of light a day. Windows work well if you don’t own a light.Now remove the non breathable tape and replace with your added filter patches (Ten 1" two 3" filters). After that cut your liner (trash bag) down below your small holes. The key is to leave it alone and let the mycelium create its own environment for your primordia to start pinning or growing baby mushrooms!

TIP: Clean spray bottle well and fill with cool water.

Step 8

After 7-20 days of patience you’ll see baby mushrooms (Pins) appear! As soon as your mushrooms mature pick them as needed ( you can cut early bloomers ). Only mist if your walls stay dry over 24hrs. You may not need to mist the whole 1st flush!

Step 9

Your mushrooms are ready to pick after the veil connecting the stem to the cap has just broken or when you start to see the gills. Every mushroom is different and will mature at different rates. Should take 10-20 days after fanning was started.

TIP: Pick before spores drop for best results and flavor!

Step 10

To pick, grab the stem of your mushroom and turn gently until you feel a little break, avoiding pulling up any substrate with it. Now eat right away or dry the product for later use! After all the mushrooms have been picked, replace the lid and set aside.

TIP: Don’t throw away just yet, you can start all over and grow another few crops of mushrooms!

Step 11

Take a large clean cup and fill with cold water, pour over top of the substrate, being as gentle as possible. Soak 3-6 hrs, drain and begin fruiting again!!!!

Step 12

Repeat 3-5 times until no more mushrooms have grown or you see other types of mold other than the normal white type growing on your substrate!

 

Step 13

Enjoy the splendors of your harvest! Whether it be in a great meal or to help you feel better, fungus can be used in so many different ways! Colorado Cultures would love for you to share your experience with us, so feel free to stay up to date with our social media accounts and look for our NEW PRODUCTS in the near future!

Colorado Cultures no fuss liquid culture plus pre-mix jar with label

No Fuss Liquid Culture Plus

Instructions on how to make:

  • Mix one tablespoon with 700ml of Distilled h20, adjust as needed

  • Stir or shake to mix

  • Sterilize @ 15psi for 30 mins

Instructions on how to use:

  • Inject solution into your new liquid culture. Place in a dark warm spot (70-80 Degrees Fahrenheit) and stir or shake once a day to oxygenate your solution for best results.

  • Wait until your jar is nice and cloudy, then apply to as much sterilized grain as you can or make more liquid culture

Malt Extract Agar Pre-Mix

Instructions on how to make:

  • Mix 20 Grams with 500ml of Distilled h20, adjust as needed

  • Mix well

  • Sterilize @ 15psi for 30 mins

  • Pour at 130-160 Degrees Fahrenheit

Instructions on how to use:

  • After agar cools to 130 - 160 Degrees Fahrenheit, pour as soon as possible in a sterile environment.

  • Allow agar to cool to room temperature until it has a gel like consistency. Then wrap and store in a sterile environment.

 

Pro Tip: Replace distilled water, use your grain run off water

Colorado Cultures malt extract agar pre mix jar with label
Colorado Cultures honey agar pre mix jar with label

Honey Agar Pre-Mix

Instructions on how to make:

  • Mix 20 Grams with 500ml of Distilled h20, adjust as needed

  • Mix well

  • Sterilize @ 15psi for 30 mins

  • Pour at 130-160 Degrees Fahrenheit

Instructions on how to use:

  • After agar cools to 130 - 160 Degrees Fahrenheit, pour as soon as possible in a sterile environment.

  • Allow agar to cool to room temperature until it has a gel like consistency. Then wrap and store in a sterile environment.

Pro Tip: Replace distilled water, use your grain run off water

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