GIY Material Instructions
Step 1: MIX
Add Flour and Water
Cut open the bag above the filter patch.
Mix 4 Tbsp flour and 3 cups water (4 cups water if kenaf substrate) into a
slurry then pour into the bag.
Seal and Shake
Reseal the top of the bag above the filter patch.
Shake it! Mix the bag for 1 minute to hydrate thoroughly.
Grow for 3-4 days
Let grow until white in a clean area, out of direct sun, with a room temperature at 72° F.
Allow an additional day of growth if not wellgrown after 4 days.
Step 2: Grow
Break up material
Add material to a large bowl and break up all the chunks. We call this step “regrinding.”
Add 4 Tbls flour and mix well for 1 minute.
**If adding a Mix-in, add during this process.
Pack the Form
Add material to the growth form and pack down as you continue to add more layers.
Place a sturdy flat sheet on top of the form and tap all over to smooth the fill surface.
Grow for 5-6 Days
Cover the form with plastic wrap or a lid and poke a few small holes for respiration.
Grow until fully white again in a clean area with the same growth conditions as step 1.
Step 3: Pop & Pod
Flip the growth form upside down and tap until the grown part “pops” out of the form.
Seal part in a roomy plastic bag with a cup of water to grow for 1 day to create a white, fuzzy overgrowth on the mycelium part.
The following step is optional...
Step 4: Dry
Prepare to dry
Remove from the overgrown part from the pod and place on a baking sheet.
Dehydrate the part at 180° F for 4-8 hours or until fully dry. The part will shrink in size!