Grow Mushrooms Using Grow Bags
Grey dove oysters growing on wheat straw
HARD WOOD FUEL PELLETS
Hard wood fuel pellets (HWFP) are probably the choice of most mushroom growers. They also can be used for almost every mushroom culture that we sell, including Oyster Mushrooms.
The benefit of using HWFP is that, especially with supplementation. They can produce more abundant fruits and possibly multiple fruits.
Hard wood fuel pellets are basically compressed hardwood sawdust used in pellet burning stoves for heat.
When exposed to water they absorb the water and expand to many times their original size.
To make these cultures you will need your colonized grain cultures, pressure cooker, water, autoclavable mushroom bags and HWFP.
The formula I use to hydrate my pellets with water is relatively basic. Add water until when squeezing it in your fist, you can barely force a drip of water out of it.
Growing Oyster Mushrooms
PASTURIZED WHEAT STRAW
There are some species of mushrooms that not only can be cultivated on wood but also can be cultivated on wheat straw. One of these straw eaters being the Oyster Mushroom. One advantage of growing on wheat straw (as opposed to HWFP) is that wheat straw can be pasteurized in a hot water bath, where HWFP's needs to be sterilized in a pressure cooker.
You will need your colonized grain jar cultures, wheat straw (cut to 1-3 inches long), a large pot, water, a meat thermometer and bags to put the pasteurized straw in. These bags will be what you fruit your mushrooms from. I recommend Unicorn Style 14A Mushroom Grow Bags with the air exchange filter patch.
Bears head tooth growing on hard wood fuel pellets
As mentioned above, you can supplement your fuel pellets with other nutritious things like wheat or soybean hulls to increase yield. For more information please look up Mushroom Growing Masters Mix.