Wheat bran can be transferred into airtight containers and stored up to 30 days without refrigeration. It is ideal however to store your bran in containers then in your refrigerator. The reason for this is you want to assure two things.
The Wheat Bran does not get attacked by any bugs or other pests. Bugs love grains. Just like it is very nutritious for us bugs love it for the same reason. Many mushroom growers transfer their grain into mason jars once they receive their order. Keeping any unused portion sealed in an airtight container.
Secondly, you do not want the grains to go rancid. For mushroom growers limiting the chance of contamination is also critical. The reason you have chosen grains to work with is that other things love to grow in your grain. The key is keeping them safe until you are ready to use them. If ordering in bulk you should have a storage plan in place when you make your purchase. That way you are ready when your shipment arrives.
Fast Fruiting Pellets (aka Masters Mix) are 50% Oak and 50% Soy Hulls blended together as fibers and compressed into pellet form. This provides an ideal substrate for growing many varieties of mushrooms, while reducing labor and measurement involved in mixing sawdust and supplements together.
If you are making your own ideal substrate mix you know there are two key ingredients. 100% Oak Sawdust and Soybean Hulls. These pellets are easier to handle, move, mix, and measure than loose hulls. They also break down with water very quickly.
As with our 100% Oak and 100% Soy Hull pellets, you can order our Fast Fruiting bags individually, or use our request a quote form for larger quantities.
The power of this mix as a substrate can not be over estimated. For many varieties of mushroom this is the best growth medium imaginable. Also, for every operation consider the cost savings of not having to weight and mix your substrate. All you do is add water and mix, then ad this to your favorite grow bag.
Please be aware that 30# bags are currently shipping in recycled bags stating Pioneer Eco. New bags are on order and will be white with the corresponding label.