By - DirtyHarry133
I don’t know about rehydration but such a small volume jar that has such a big vent on the top is bound to dry up. Try using pint or quart sized jars and a much smaller breathing hole on the lid.
Oh the GE hole is tiny, that's just extra polyfill that i didn't cut. The actual vent is like 1/4" or smth like that.
I usually use 750ml jars like the ones in the last pictures but i ran out of those and just used what i had
Thanks for the input though, i didn't even think of the role the holes play in dehydrating the jars
That’s like a 4 oz jar. It’s tiny and bound to dry faster.
That does look dry.
If when it fully colonizes, you can soak the grain for about an hour before S2B.
So nothing i can do before then?
I guess you could try to inject some sterilized water into there, but I think it's a contamination risk so I wouldn't.
My advice, do some new jars, I like to keep a bunch of stuff in the pipeline - use new lessons learned, and hopefully it'll come out better.
This hobby has a lot of opportunities for failure and lessons learned, but it's really rewarding.
I agree and i don't rly mind starting fresh. I learned how i must refine an important step in the proccess so that's more valuable than a few lb of grain.
Unfortunately i have 20 quarts and 15 pints of these dry rye already inocculated so i need to try to make it work somehow
I'll try injecting some sterile water and maybe try some lc medium too and compare how they evolve side by side
The only time I tried this it turned green. I think your best bet is to soak before s2b like previously mentioned