How to build a pressurized hot water extraction system at home for extracting mushroom Answered
I am currently looking to build a system that will allow me to boil medecinal mushroom under pressure. Why you ask? Because studies have shown that high temp under normal pressure will destroy the chitin( the building block of mushroom as opposed to cellulose for plants), but will also destroy most of the medecinal compound.
What is needed here is a system that can sustain pressure of around 55 psi minimum. My first guess is to get a pressure vessel that can whitstand more than the required 55 psi in order to limit the risk of failure and explosion. See an example here ;
I do not need more than 1 liter for the pressure vessel but it seams that they don't make them smaller than a gallon.
Now the big question is, how do I get the water boiling using one of those tank? I can't just put it on a stove! But if you know of something can could safely reach 55 psi and go on the stove please let me know.
Also I was wondering what keeps the pressure inside the container? Does it need a water pump to maintain pressure by pushing more water in the vessel or does it merely builds pressure with steam until it reaches his capacity?
Thanks to anyone who's willing to give me some pointer, I truly appreciate.