Home made "Carolina Mix" I now sell this mix. Click Here for more info.
by Christina Hanson
Normal Amount Large Batch
1 cup of powdered sugar
4 teaspoons Methyl paraben
8 cups potato flakes
1/2 - 1 cup of brewers yeast.
Makes approx. 30 1/3 cup cultures.
3 cups of powdered sugar
1/4 cup Methyl paraben
6 quarts cups potato flakes
1.5 - 3 cups of brewers yeast.
Makes approx. 2 gallons of media (approx 100 1/3 cup cultures).
Sift the powdered sugar and the Methyl paraben into a gallon or larger ziplock bag or container.
Add brewer yeast and shake again.
Add the potato flakes and brewers yeast to the ziplock bag and shake well.
Use the same amount as the Carolina Biological Mixture. I normally use 1/3 to 1/2 cups of media mixed with equal amounts of hot water in a quart jar. This is the media I most frequently use.
The cost is approx. $0.08 per culture
Methyl paraben, also called Tegosept is a mold inhibitor. It can be purchased from Carolina Biological 800-334-5551 / http://www.carolina.com
. The following are the catalog numbers, amounts, and prices.
ba-87-6161 - 30g - $7.25
ba-87-6163 - 100g - $14.50
ba-87-6165 - 500g - $28.50