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How to make effective microorganisms EM1

How to make effective microorganisms EM1

Tommy Cowett the Real Alien Tom from Outerspace Landscape shows you how to make a natural organic product that works in many ways to improve your garden your household your pets and your life!

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By |2017-12-28T14:45:40-08:00December 28th, 2017|Categories: Gardening Videos|49 Comments

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  1. Lydia Deetz 2017-12-28 at 2:46 PM - Reply

    EM-1 is combination of approximately 80 different microorganisms !! This organic product is combination of all 80 effective microorganisms, aerobic and anaerobic????

  2. Tommy Cowett 2017-12-28 at 2:48 PM - Reply

    Sounds like you got it right.  Just separate the fluid between the curde on the top and the whey on the bottom, add molasses and its ready to use.  Great Job.  A contaminated batch would have fungal hyphe or mold growing in it.  It should all be sort of creamy to clear in color.

  3. Joe Warren 2017-12-28 at 2:48 PM - Reply

    So correct me if I’m wrong but from my understanding this is how to make Lactobacillus Serum (LABS) not EM1. EM1 contains lactic acid bacteria (LABS) but also includes yeast & purple non-sulphur bacteria! Besides that great video for LABS.

  4. TheBaRolExperience 2017-12-28 at 2:48 PM - Reply

    plastic is bad news

  5. Faten Naseha 2017-12-28 at 2:49 PM - Reply

    Thank you for the video. I saw you put your rice water in a boxy container. But I put my rice water into a 1.5 water bottle. Can I just filter the curde and the whey using normal kitchen filter? Would it affect the quality of my EM solution?

  6. mdssdp 2017-12-28 at 2:49 PM - Reply

    would it work in kitty litter boxes?

  7. Jonathan Phillip Mission 2017-12-28 at 2:50 PM - Reply

    When you mix it with water like 1:20 is it ok to use chlorinated water? or u have to irrate it first?

  8. Tommy Cowett 2017-12-28 at 2:52 PM - Reply

    sure Roland,  any sugar source should work as a food source,  Molasses is used because it is available and inexpensive,

  9. gojilandromania goji 2017-12-28 at 2:53 PM - Reply

    good informative video thx 4 sharing!

  10. Tommy Cowett 2017-12-28 at 2:54 PM - Reply

    Karim, you can use any starch source. Potato, casava, is the easiest, A Wheat or bran warmed up should produce some lacto bacillus growth. With pure starch sources like rice you limit what bacteria grows. you want to isolate down to pure lactic acid bacteria. I would be interested in seeing how small grains would work. Thanks!

  11. Tommy Cowett 2017-12-28 at 2:58 PM - Reply

    Yes, you can keep using your curds and whey to make more.  its is pure.  add molasses, rice.  You have the serum the mother batch.  keep it going forever.

  12. Mick Tree 2017-12-28 at 3:00 PM - Reply

    Hey Tom, what happened to all Brain McGraths YouTube videos ?

  13. Rocky___ 2017-12-28 at 3:02 PM - Reply

    Tommy, have you looked at the serum in a microscope ?

  14. Singersongwriter7 2017-12-28 at 3:03 PM - Reply

    cause i think that EMA if will help the plants it will halps for humans too….cause i read that 80 % or the imunsystems are in the GUT

  15. Tommy Cowett 2017-12-28 at 3:03 PM - Reply

    Rocky, your frozen serum should be fine. It freezes all the time in nature, That is the beauty of a natural product.

  16. JustAnn 4 2017-12-28 at 3:07 PM - Reply

    So 3 years have passed. would you please share the results of your comparisons on your garden, compost pile etc of the 2 innoculants? Any new info you can share?

  17. Rocky___ 2017-12-28 at 3:09 PM - Reply

    i have 1000ml of pure serum.

    How much molasses should i add to the serum ? ( i will store the EM1 in the fridge )

  18. Jagan Naathan 2017-12-28 at 3:10 PM - Reply

    Understand the culturing of Biomass in the Treatment Plant used to treat Effluent

  19. 44Thump 2017-12-28 at 3:11 PM - Reply

    Are there any uses for the leftover curds????

  20. Tommy Cowett 2017-12-28 at 3:12 PM - Reply

    RockyFBB,I would advise you to start over since your culture, the rice water and atmospheric microbes are probably contaminated.  step one make your rice water,  step 2 breathe into it for 0ne second or leave open in your room for one minute and cover with a paper towel,  three days later you should see a film on top and sediment in the bottom.  this is mostly lactic acid bacteria.  Transfer to the 9X6 Tupperware container add milk and cover.  not air tight.  put in nice warm place, top of refrigerator.  2 weeks to curds and whey and pure lactic acid EMI.  separate the curds and whey from the EM1 serum in the middle and use it as directed. 1to 2 ounces per gallon water.   The process is very forgiving and you really cant mess up.  But to make a good clean batch,  Do Over!  Thanks for watching!

  21. Tommy Cowett 2017-12-28 at 3:14 PM - Reply

    I have not looked at my own but have seen it under a microscope in the labs at NCSU when I was in Grad School. Plant Pathology. Rod shape bacterium.

  22. Tommy Cowett 2017-12-28 at 3:15 PM - Reply

    Rocky, ther e is much latitude when making an organic product like EM1. Very Forgiving!  If your going to use it all today you do not even need the stabilizer.  However, you can add about 10%, 100 ml molasses and your stable for at least one year.

  23. Tommy Cowett 2017-12-28 at 3:15 PM - Reply

    Dilute in water 50 to 1

  24. ManifoldSky 2017-12-28 at 3:16 PM - Reply

    A far quicker method to generate lactobacillus culture is simply to make yoghurt! The yellowish whey in yoghurt cups is actually identical to the serum you generate in the EM-type process. And if you make your own, you can finish the whole batch in a few hours as opposed to a a couple weeks. And you get a useable "waste product": yoghurt.

    Simply start with milk, heat to about 185°F for about 30 minutes in a double boiler, remove from double boiler and let cool to 110°F, add two or three tablespoons of yoghurt starter (just regular yoghurt) cover with a towel, and let sit for about 7 hours. Done!
    Strain off the serum and add sugar source and refrigerate, and eat the yoghurt.

    Or you can just get a yoghurt maker.

  25. Van Joernsen 2017-12-28 at 3:16 PM - Reply

    hey tommy. im doing some experiments with lacto acid bacterias as well and i found out, that their are used for making pickled cabbage (Sauerkraut). So what i did, i bought a glas of pickled cabbage, squezzed out the sauerkraut-juice and sprayed it on my bokashi as a compost starter. smells good so far. fresh and acidly. do you think its enough to just add lacto acid bacterias as a compost starter or are there some components missing?
    ps. i think the sauerkraut juice contains a bit of salt.
    have a nice day and great video 😉

  26. Rocky___ 2017-12-28 at 3:17 PM - Reply

    well, lets say that i was goin to feed my plants with 1000ml. ok

    with your way it will look like this: 90% serum

    with Gil C way it will look like this: 0.7% serum

    there are so much difference, i am just a little confused.

  27. Rocky___ 2017-12-28 at 3:18 PM - Reply

    there were no cheese on my serum after i waited 2 weeks ( rice water kept for 2 weeks ) …. the smell is ok i think it is not that bad, but there are some stuff on the bottom. I did not wanted to quit so i took the serum and put it in the milk. So my question is… Is it necessary to get the cheese on top ?

  28. Rocky___ 2017-12-28 at 3:21 PM - Reply

    This is what i did.

    I took the 5 week old rice water and added milk, 3-4 days ago.

    today i got HUGE curde on top, the odor is good, like milk odor.

    something like litle curds cubes on bottom, not many though.

    i have it in air tight container but it will not blow up b/c i am pussing the air out every 8 hours or so.

    Tommy do you think this is ok,how will i know if it is contaminated ?

  29. TSIRHC SEVAS 2017-12-28 at 3:22 PM - Reply

    Do I have to thin that finished product em1 for bokashi?

  30. Achmad Supriyoto 2017-12-28 at 3:22 PM - Reply

    good for hous garden

  31. Tommy Cowett 2017-12-28 at 3:23 PM - Reply

    Yes Maria,  I made the IMO by collecting the microorganisms from a giant cane, Arundo Donax.  I posted a video of the process.  I learned the technique from Brian McGrath.  His videos are all deleted from You Tube.  I made IMO 1,2,3.5,  But never made the granular product IMO 4.  I prefer using liquid products.

  32. Tommy Cowett 2017-12-28 at 3:24 PM - Reply

    thanks jude i.appreciate your opinion and though i am not a professional actor i would like to script some videos.

  33. Maria Busse 2017-12-28 at 3:24 PM - Reply

    have you made IMO 2?

  34. Noahs Ark 2017-12-28 at 3:24 PM - Reply

    I have whey. Can I use just that to add the rice to?

  35. Rocky___ 2017-12-28 at 3:26 PM - Reply

    Thanks for quick replay Tommy 🙂

    I have 5 week old rice water, could i put milk in that ??

  36. John Gerstmann 2017-12-28 at 3:28 PM - Reply

    It’s my impression that the fermented rice wash is just to help the milk to form the lactobacillus serum.  I have the idea that the bacteria that does this is already on the rice, it has nothing to do with capturing anything from the atmosphere.  Perhaps I am wrong, if so, sorry.

  37. Roland Taing 2017-12-28 at 3:29 PM - Reply

    Roland
    I would like to know is there any other form of sugar used in mixing em other than molasses eg palm sugar?

  38. Jude Irwin 2017-12-28 at 3:30 PM - Reply

    Tommy, you no doubt know your subject, but you are really rubbish at communicating it. You need to script this presentation and then stick to the script to avoid all the annoying repetitions, seeming contradictions and personal mannerisms that get in the way of a listener’s understanding.

  39. Rocky___ 2017-12-28 at 3:32 PM - Reply

    1000ml serum + 100ml molasses = use that on plants, foilar feed or feed to the soil. Right ? that is what you and some other people say.

    But why does guys like Gil Carandang and his crew teach people to do it like this….?
    1000ml serum + 1000ml molasses= 2000ml.
    ok now from this 2000ml you take
    1-2 tablespoon and put that in to 1 gallon of water and use that on plants , foilar feed or feed to the soil.

    There is a big difference between those methods.

  40. Tommy Cowett 2017-12-28 at 3:32 PM - Reply

    There is no right or wrong way to do it.  It is a living product that actually can be recharged and recharged with molasses.

  41. Frank Wildingway for Artists and Friends, Inc. 2017-12-28 at 3:36 PM - Reply

    Hi Tommy, Thanks for the videos! I just made a batch, and it has a sour milkish smell. Is that normal? Thanks

  42. Ayako Ozaki 2017-12-28 at 3:39 PM - Reply

    Thanks for the video. Looks like a fun project.
    However, EM1 is a mix of lactic acid bacteria (lactobacillus), yeast, and photosynthetic bacteria. Not just lactobacillus. EM has been proved to have amazing usages in agriculture, health, environment etc due to the conbination of these different types of bacteria working together.  EM is developed in Japan.  Just to clarify things.

  43. Tommy Cowett 2017-12-28 at 3:39 PM - Reply

    The cheese on the top will form after you add the milk.  The rice water by itself should take about thee days for it to be ready to add the milk,

  44. Tommy Cowett 2017-12-28 at 3:40 PM - Reply

    Yes! The molasses is a food source for keeping it over a long period of time.  Just use it soon after making!

  45. Robert Smida 2017-12-28 at 3:43 PM - Reply

    I was taught to take the oxygen away while fermenting I am not saying this way is wrong I just don’t understand this method interesting

  46. Tommy Cowett 2017-12-28 at 3:43 PM - Reply

    I do not know what happened to brians videos Mick!

  47. Rocky___ 2017-12-28 at 3:43 PM - Reply

    Tommy, i am using Bloom nutrient on my pant and it has NPK ratio of 2-7-4.

    So the P is 7 . Is that good for the Lacto ?

    I have read that phosporus is not good for the good bacteria.

    Thanks Tommy

  48. Singersongwriter7 2017-12-28 at 3:43 PM - Reply

    woww cool Video bro……i take EMA for my GUT…….what do u think it can heal the GUT?

  49. Karim Chaker 2017-12-28 at 3:44 PM - Reply

    Hi Tommy is it possible to change rice with other product? rice is not availble or expencive in my country, somthing like wheat or bran! thank you

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