Author Topic: Lentil or pulse growing substitute for wheat  (Read 432 times)

Offline Bullcurphey87

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Lentil or pulse growing substitute for wheat
« on: April 15, 2017, 11:53:45 PM »
Hi,
Just a thought, can dried legumes or pulse type seeds be used as a substitute for wheat grains  when spawning mushrooms. My train of thought was that a lot dried bean and lentils have a very stern and smooth seed coat allowing less competitive fungi or bacteria to hide thus making them easier to pasturize or sterilize. Maybe I'm just thinking crazy.Any thoughts or has anyone tried this with failures or successes.
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Offline filyep

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Re: Lentil or pulse growing substitute for wheat
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2017, 02:46:07 PM »
It's better that the grain you use has an outer shell so it can retain water on the inside for the mycelium.  It also holds it together making it easier pressure cook and break apart the spawn later.

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Re: Lentil or pulse growing substitute for wheat
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2017, 10:26:50 AM »
Thank you you for explaining, really appreciate it :)