Autoclaves at Rhode Island Mushroom Co.

By Lucia July 5, 2015

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We didn’t expect to see autoclaves at the mushroom farm. But they are one of the most necessary and expensive parts about running a high-volume mushroom operation.

Autoclaves use steam to create a high temperature environment to sterilize the wood blocks that the mushrooms grow on.

One thing Mike learned is that there is such a thing as a too-sterile environment. They had to bring in a piece of sterilized Maine hemlock to add back the positive fungi into the grow room.

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