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    Quote Originally Posted by Burl Source View Post
    I bought some organic cornmeal because I wasn't sure if the regular stuff might have chemicals that would inhibit the fungus growth.
    Sad but true. The things we feed ourselves.


    How long you think it needs to sit??

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    It's like Shake N Bake!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurkeCutlery View Post
    How long you think it needs to sit??
    It is supposed to take about a month.
    I will be checking on it weekly to see how it progresses.
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    The Yogurt Treatment

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    I have a friend in CA who harvests a lot of buckeye - he swears by yogurt and kefir to get the coloring. I'm excited to see how these turn out!
    For this next batch I am going to try the yogurt treatment.
    If it doesn't turn out I can always blame Aaron.

    This piece is about double the size of the chunk I used for the cornmeal batch.
    So I had one of the guys cut it into slabs on the pole mill.



    Now for the yogurt.


    I used a paint brush and painted on a thick coat of yogurt on both sides of the slabs.


    I stacked the slabs face to face inside a couple black plastic bags.


    Now I placed the bags in a spot where they will have exposure to sunlight for most of the day.
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    Well, if the moisture content stays up in the cornmeal batch, you may end up with some burly whiskey!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepCSweede View Post
    Well, if the moisture content stays up in the cornmeal batch, you may end up with some burly whiskey!!

    I am afraid of what it will smell like not to mention how it would taste.
    Sounds like you are a lot more adventurous than I would ever be.
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    It's Alive!

    And it smells disgusting!
    This is the corn meal batch.



    Next I will scrape off the gunk and cut a piece to see what is inside.
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    Ha ha can just imagine how disgusting it smells. Will be interesting to see how it turns out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burl Source View Post
    Dang, limbo just turned into an extreme sport.
    [FONT="Microsoft Sans Serif"][I]-"we're gonna make gluten free lasagna"[/I][/FONT]

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    When I cut a piece of the corn meal batch, not encouraging.
    No new color inside.


    Next I opened the yoghurt batch.
    It was growing as well but did not have the bad smell like the corn meal.


    When I cut it I saw some color starting to spread inside.
    Looks kind of olive green right now. Who knows what it will evolve into.
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