Thanks for the feedback. I had a feeling there was too much water and already decided to make incisions in the bag with my syringe needle (about 3 holes - i felt the holes would be small enough to minimize contam)
However i think the scalpel idea you had would be alot more efficient - i was just worried about making the holes too big.
I thoroughly bleached down the bags before making the holes. Its hard to sqeeze out the last bit of standing water so im letting it drip for now.
Right now im just waiting for the last bit of moisture to escape before i seal it back up.
Basically my process involved just adding 60% water to the bag, sealing the bag and pressure cooking it.
Mixing ingredients. 5L sawdust (600g), 100g wheat bran, 40g of gypsum and biochar
I added 2.5L - 3L of water per bag. (I think 1.5 or 2 liters will suffice in the future)
I watched a video where someone on large scale just added water and didnt even bother getting it to field capacity. This is why i thought id give it a try.
I did not premix the water and the bag. I just adapted a pre-existing recipe to the quantity i wished to work with
Pressure cook at 10psi for 3 hours
Wait to cool down and inoculate with 1Liter (500g) of Reishi, Ganoderma Lucidum, grain spawn
Thankfully the biochar and water mixed up nicely so the water should stay fresh for longer while it drains. Later i will patch up the holes, every hour or so i spray down the bags just to eliminate any bacterial build up from outside - that may travel inside.
After its drained i will either patch up with tape, micropore tape or plastic cling wrap
In the future, i think i shall premix everything in a clean tote before packing into grow bags.
Doing all the mixing in the grow bag was difficult and messy.