Cheese wax is used to seal in mushroom plugs once the log has been inoculated with mushroom plug spawn. It can be dripped on or applied with a small foam brush, baster, cotton daubers or other such applicators. One pound of cheese wax will cover 8 – 16 logs @ 30 plugs per log. 1. Hammer/Tap the plugs into the holes in your logs. 2. Cover the plugs with the cheese wax. To do this, melt the wax in a pan which can be maintained at 300 F. An electric frying pan with a thermostat control works well for this. If inoculating away from electricity, using a camp stove, make sure that the wax is hot when you apply it; otherwise, the wax will not create a tight seal and can easily fall off. The wax can be applied with a foam paint brush or cotton dauber.
One Pound Cheese Wax
One Pound Cheese Wax to cover mushroom plugs once plugged into logs or stump. Apply a thin film on the spawn plug in each inoculation hole. This prevents spawn dehydration and insect damage. Sticks to the log and remains pliable even in coldest weather.