The new lab building

The new lab building

We have power!  Almost this entire panel is dedicated to the new lab and incubation space…  We did a lot more planning this time as we have a better idea of what we need.  We are also building a very large root cellar that will have a dedicated space for spawn. ...
The new lab

The new lab

The new lab! The workbench is in, the flow hoods installed, and the fridges in place.  It should be a lot easier to keep this space clean!   The air is filtered and along with the flow hoods, it should ensure very low contamination rates and higher quality spawn. ...
The blue room

The blue room

The “blue room” is the new incubation space.  Lots more room!  Although we are already wondering if there is enough shelving space. 😉  We used to be able to incubation about 200 bags at one time.  We should be able to have at least 3 times that now. The...
The chute…

The chute…

The chute!  The “old lab” is now the sterilization area…  All the sterilizers are in there and that’s where we now prepare the grain and sawdust bags.  To get them to the “new lab”, we built a chute!  Just started using it this...
Shiitake!

Shiitake!

We fruited some shiitake this summer.  Shiitake are a very time consuming mushroom to fruit but very pretty! This block was inoculated in June and we finally got mushrooms (after the brown in bag phase) in September.  (That makes about three months in the incubation...

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