I'd like to try and grow some shiitake mushrooms. I've acquired some fresh logs (birch, not oak, but I hope it will work) and the dowels should arrive soon... and then I hit an unexpected snag with the wax. What kind of wax can I use to seal the plugs?
Around here (Latvia) I can either get generic beeswax or various other (soy, palm) waxes... meant for candle making. The Internet seem to suggest that "food grade soy wax" is a good one, but I can't find anything like that around here. In fact, I can't find anything that would be labeled "food grade wax" (What even is that? Who eats wax?)
- Would beeswax or candle waxes work?
- What do I need to look out for when picking the wax?