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Mushroom growth on "waste" effluent

John Gilles jgilles at waite.com
Sun Jun 23 17:55:12 EST 1996

I'm aware of some research at Sonoma State University on growing
shiitake mushrooms (Lentinus edodes) on grape skins discarded by
wineries after the crush. The pH would have to be adjusted because
grapes are far too acidic, but that's pretty easily done. There's a
huge oversupply of such "waste," so it would be nice to utilize it
rather than take it to the landfill. Good luck.

SLeopold at gnn.com (Todd Leopold) 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
>sleopold at gnn.com

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