Honestly it wasn’t hard at all. Once way back I tried to do rbf cakes but the syringes I used were so old nothing happened and I gave up. Last winter was my first attempt since and I said fuck the cakes, let’s go for the glory!
I did a grain tek using corn I got at bulk barn (fuggin expensive but it worked really well), and did a simple coir tek for the substrate and a version of a monotub. 5 tubs, 5 seperate types, 5 jars of grain for each. Only one tub failed on me and it turned out it was a contaminated syringe. Figured that out when I put some left over onto agar.
The other tubs yielded about a half elbow dry each. Sooo much. And I only microdose 200mg a day lol.
This time I used the same supplier for syringes but they were liquid culture rather than multi spore. And I know for a fact now, they are not what they were labelled. Won’t use that person again. But I have spore prints from the first round. One of the tubs produced wayyy more potent fruits than the others, the others were what you would expect.
Also I went with rye this time. Everything else the same. It could be the change or the different genetics but my yield has been much lower, about half, much smaller fruits but still more than I need. I had one tub fail after the second flush and two fail right off the bat this time. Biggest thing I can say is follow the teks very closely with whatever small tweaks fit you, but make sure everything is super extra clean and sanitized. I mean bleach and alcohol. The more effort you put in being clean the better off you’ll be.
Have you ever extracted dmt? Should add that to your list. It’s not difficult, just takes time. And depending on how pure you want to make it, your return might be fairly small from what you put in. I’ve only done it once but it produced the cleanest finest fragile snowflake like crystals. Pretty neat!
Edit: I really need to spell check better, all fixed