Originally Posted by Weedwell
Not currently. But looking to start for the same reasons. Just started reading up on a pf tech.
Right on, I used the BRF/vermiculite (pf tech) for years. Still doing cakes, but using wild birdseed now. The birdseed just produces more for longer, but takes a little longer to get started. I have found The Hawks Eye to be a reliable source of spores, and I personally like the B+ strain. I'll order 4 syringes, at a time, and cook up about 16 jars, then store the other 2 syringes in the fridge for 6 months, before I do another batch of jars. So for about 50 bucks a year, I have enough boomers for me and a few friends to dose at least a half dozen times a year. One piece of advice, get a pressure cooker, period. The pressure cooker is the secret sauce, have never seen much need for other equipment such as glove boxes and the like, you just have to keep things clean. Good luck and be safe, if you see anything that looks or smells bad, pitch it.
Edit: It looks like there have been major changes at The Hawks Eye, and prices have gone up.... that sucks... but the shipping address is still the same, so I assume it is still the same people.