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10-14-2006, 11:54 PM
Hi, i just sprouted some buckwheat and dehydrated for a while in the dehydrator, myabe about 12 hours, it has been a few weeks, but it started to grow mold, it was in a tin container.. has anyone ever have it happened??
10-15-2006, 12:43 AM
How well did you rinse it before dehydrating? And how well did you dehydrate and at what temp?
10-15-2006, 12:09 PM
thanks for the reply.. well i am not sure.. i rinse it before i put it in the dehydrator, and then i think i overdehydrate, maybe for too long but i wouldnt think that would matter...and i put it in tin instead of glass.. i am not sure.. are there rules to this??
10-15-2006, 12:49 PM
Buckwheat tends to get slimy. It needs a LOT of rinsing during the sprouting process. Also, if you dehydrate at too low a temperature, it'll probably start molding then, when you put it in a container, it continues. They need to be really dry and crispy. Mine kept in plastice forever....
10-16-2006, 08:30 AM
not dry enough IMO. IMO 12 hours could not be over-dehydrating as you put it.
also gab cousens says don't even sprout your buckwheat, just soak and use.
also what Revvell said about how well did you rinse it, how sanitary the sprouting process, is your buckwheat good to begin with, etc.
tin will be darker than glass, but I think the cause is also other factors as above, especially that you didn't dry it enough.
10-16-2006, 08:48 AM
i have buckwheat here
and spelt berries......... or just spelt
i am new to the sprouting process.........
how many times do you have to soak, rinse ??
i soaked overnight......... then rinsed......left out to dry for several hours (how many hours is this exactly??)
then i did the same process twice more??
IS THAT RIGHT??
not sure........the site doesn't explain it well
it does look like it is beginning to sprout....but DO I HAVE TO DO THIS SEVERAL MORE TIMES OVER THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS??
CONFUSED??? PLEASE HELP........... :eek:
10-16-2006, 10:49 AM
I can see one of the sites you might be using.
All I did was soak the buckwheat for about 6 hours. During that time, I rinsed maybe every two or so. Rinse until the water runs clear. If you don't it gets nasty. IF you want some tails, then, after the final rinse, let them sit in whatever container you are using yet, be sure to rinse every couple of hours or they will spoil.
The site I'm looking at tells you to dry in the sun. You are using a dehydrator so no, you don't have to rinse and soak as they say. Once you're done soaking ~ and rinsing... (and sprouting if you choose to) then put in the dehydrator. The LEAST you want to go is 120 degrees. (The food never gets as hot as the dehydrator temp). You do NOT want the buckwheat to sit in there fermenting.
I don't recall it taking all that long to dry.
This is why I don't sprout anymore. Too much time. I did buckwheats in an automatic sprouter and even then had to change the water a couple of times.
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