View Full Version : Which is your favorite method to sprouting?
02-27-2005, 01:24 AM
What is the method you use to sprout? What equipment?
03-02-2005, 01:44 PM
A few years ago during my first try at sprouting I bought these plastic greenhouse thingies called a "sprouthouse." They were about the size of a hat box and cost about $25. They turned out to be a pain bc I had to rinse them out in the tub, which was cumbersome and drippy -- lot of walking back and forth from the kitchen to the bathroom -- and they got moldy a lot.
Stopped sprouting for several years.
Just recently, I bought a couple of "easy sprouts" at sproutpeople.com. These are great bc they are about the size of a Starbucks mug and you can soak the seeds, sprout them AND store the sprouts in the same container in the refridgerator. I haven't messed up a batch yet. They are easy to clean and I would definitely recommend them. So far I've made mung beans and buckwheat sprouts. I just ordered some alfalfa and lentil seeds so I am going to try those next.
03-03-2005, 05:14 AM
I do know which ones your speaking of, had my eye on them when I first started looking, but knowing someone that recommends the product is a plus. I will order a few.
03-03-2005, 05:38 AM
I've just made my own "sprouter" from the plastic 1kg buckets that I buy my honey in. Just got DH to put lots of little holes in the lid and bottom with a nail (yes, I could have done it myself, but somethings are just BLUE JOBS in our house...lol!). I can wash them and use the handle to hang it over the spout of the sink, so it drains there. Then can put them in the fridge when the sprouts are done. Have only used them for alfalfa & lentils so far though...
03-03-2005, 12:02 PM
Gives me some ideas...very cool
03-03-2005, 08:04 PM
I have been sprouting ala Alissa, in bowls. It works just fine and dandy. I have a mesh strainer that I use to rinse them 3x a day..... I just did Wheat and Rye. Worked like a charm. :D
03-03-2005, 11:21 PM
I sprout in two different ways,
I have a tiered sprouter that has four tiers, each one stacks on top of the other, you pour water in the top part,and it trickles ever so slowly down through the middle two tiers, and then ends up in the bottom one, which is only to catch the water, no sprouts in there.
It has little tiny ridges in it, so the seeds are always a little wet.
I love it, it works great for smallish seeds, like alfalfa, mung beans etc.
I rinse them 3 times a day.
The other method I use for larger sprouts, like rye, barley, wheat, kamut etc.
I use my nut milk bag.
I put the seeds in my nutmilk bag, and turn the water on, get the seeds really wet, then tie the bag up onto one of the knobs on my cabinets and put a bowl to catch the dripping water under it.
I rinse about 3 times a day.
The nutmilk bags are really nice for the larger seeds, and you can see the little sprouty tails growing, they are so cute.
The tiered ones are nice, they take up hardly any room, and cost about $30 when I bought it, I bought a clear one, but they also have them in green.
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