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Mushroom growth on "waste" effluent

mspear mspear at telerama.lm.com
Sat Jun 22 13:26:10 EST 1996

Todd Leopold (SLeopold at gnn.com) wrote:
> My name is Todd Leopold, and I am the Brewmaster for the Ann Arbor 
> Brewing Company.  We are in the process of designing an 
> environmentally sustainable brewery in Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.

> I am writing to your group to ask if anyone has experience with 
> growing edible mushrooms on solid wastes.  I know from my readings 
> that Hericium Erinaceus and Lentinus Edodes grow rather well on a 
> mixture of soil, used brewing grains, and solid brewing wastes, but 
> I was hoping that someone may have conducted in-depth research in 
> this area.

> Please accept my sincere apologies if my question is outside of the 
> normal scope of your discussion group.  From what I can read this 
> is a forum for serious mycologists, and my question may not be 
> appropriate.  Thank you all in advance for your time.

> Best Regards,

> Ann Arbor Brewing Co.
> Todd E. Leopold
> Brewmaster
> sleopold at gnn.com

Agaricus compost can include brewers grain.  Also, growers of the
common supermarket mushroom (Agricus bisporus) would be more likley to
be able to use the quantities you probably have.

Hm, don't some antibiotic fermenters use brewers grains?

    ---- Mark

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