New Improved RS Steam Heat Pasteurizer

After using my Richard Simmons Steam Heat Pasteurizer  a few times I could see some room for improvement. For one steam leaked out around the steam unit and heat was escaping all over. I found another bin at the Salvation Army and put the hole thing inside it and insulated with low expanding spray foam.

Substrate now heats up to 164F in about .5 of an hour with three elements on.  Then after .5 hour on one burner, the temp was 180 F. At that point the unit was turned off and left the substrate temp was still over 165 F over a hour later.

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    • I replied on your FB post re: the growth.
      As to finding oysters, I saw some growth on some of my logs yesterday and variety of mushies fruiting in the woods, so the pleurotus could be out in the wild, but the snow will probably put an end to that.

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