Brick Cap holds off showing up until late autumn when you stumble across your logs and notice a long-legged red head at your feet. Grow it as you would Maitake or Chicken of the Woods, in hardwood logs that have been pre-treated. The pretty brick-red clusters peaking through the forest duff next to the buried inoculated logs are a delight to find when you think you have wrapped up all your cultivation projects for the season. Brick Cap has mild, sweet flavored firm caps with long tender stems. Logs will fruit in the fall for multiple years. We recommend oak as the wood type, though it will probably grow on a variety of hardwoods much like Shiitake does.
The large kit includes a large bag of Brick Cap sawdust spawn (5.5 lbs.) and a set of 12 autoclaveable bags, collars and foam plugs. Perfect for inoculating 12 log sections using the pressure cooker method. Instructions included.
The small kit includes a small bag of Brick Cap sawdust spawn (2.5 lbs.) and a set of 6 autoclaveable bags, collars and foam plugs. Perfect for inoculating 6 log sections using the pressure cooker method. Instructions included.