Autoclaves at Rhode Island Mushroom Co.

By Lucia July 5, 2015


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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