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Old 09-19-2010, 05:26 PM
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The rain last week forced about 100 of our Shiitake logs to fruit at the same time.
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thats nice..... what do you do with the shrooms? did you try to grow those? i'm not a mushroom man myself, my wife does like them on her burgers though...

my sister just sent me this picture of the mushroom that grew in her bathroom wall.
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Yes, we inoculated 200 logs about a year and a half ago with the spawn. We sell some to local resturaunts and at the county farmers market.
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thats pretty cool. how do you innoculate the logs?
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Andrew, We drilled 120 3/8 inch by 1 inch deep holes in the logs and filled the holes with sawdust containing the Shiitake Myceleum. We use food grade cheese wax (organic certified) to seal the sawdust into the holes. Then we just let it cook and monitor the moisture content of the logs while the myceleum spreads. To make the logs fruit we soak them in cold spring water for 48 hours and 5 days later we pick a bunch of delicious mushrooms.
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thats pretty crazy how that works, i'm glad you explained it though, i'm pretty interested. you should call mike rowe up and be on dirty jobs.
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Mike Rowe needs to be at your sisters house when they pull the moulding in the bathroom LOL. If it is making mushrooms the myceleum has spread throughout the wood. It will be ugly. I could not believe what it did to solid, virgin White Oak logs in 18 months.
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very interesting on how the process works, Had never given it much thought, but explained very well. Now, if can just find the spot!
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Originally Posted by oneill469 View Post
Mike Rowe needs to be at your sisters house when they pull the moulding in the bathroom LOL. If it is making mushrooms the myceleum has spread throughout the wood. It will be ugly. I could not believe what it did to solid, virgin White Oak logs in 18 months.
i can see your point their too... cleaning her house would be a very dirty job...

but prior to your post and explination of your mushrooms i only thought that people grew muchrooms in underground gaves on table full of cow poop... i like this method better, seems like it would smell better
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I used some shitake mushrooms in a fish dish yesterday. Start with black sea bass. Sprinkle hot paprika, salt and pepper on the fish. Put a few tablespoons of olive oil and dry white wine in a glass baking dish. Add minced garlic to the dish and lay the fish on top of the oil/wine/garlic. Cover the fish with fresh, moist sliced shitakes, bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, use the juice to cover the mushrooms, put back in oven for 5 mintues. Remove dish, add thinly sliced green onions to fish and serve.
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Originally Posted by ARLawrence View Post
i can see your point their too... cleaning her house would be a very dirty job...

but prior to your post and explination of your mushrooms i only thought that people grew muchrooms in underground gaves on table full of cow poop... i like this method better, seems like it would smell better
LoL...different type of mushrooms..but I'll take a few of yours over some shitake anytime...
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Tireless, Sounds delicious!
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Do you guys dry them or sell them fresh?
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Tireless, Sounds delicious!
It was. It would taste even better with some of your absolutely fresh mushrooms in it. I never would have guessed one could raise shitakes like you do. Very interesting.
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How do you pronounce that????...

Yeah, sounds like the ones we would go after out in the fields in the cow poop..only tried that once. Couldn't stop laughing...for days....
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BSMIT, We usually sell them fresh. I do have a 12 tray dehydrator and it is running now.

Rick. not that kind of shroom. LOL
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Peyote!!!!
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looks good
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Originally Posted by cmercado View Post
Peyote!!!!
No...psilocybin....
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Originally Posted by triumphrick View Post
How do you pronounce that????...

Yeah, sounds like the ones we would go after out in the fields in the cow poop..only tried that once. Couldn't stop laughing...for days....
I had a nice shitake this morning, maybe they are related.
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