i just mixed it up in a plastic bucket w/a lid & made a bubble can to sit on top. don't know if that was needed but i didn't want to take any chances since it was brewing indoors. didn't want that thing " 'spoding" or anything. ha! it stank like hell, but it sure did seem to work. gave them a tea at about 2weeks into flower & again at about 4 1/2 weeks. i don't know if that was right or not but i thought i read on some thread that's when u should. look on 420's journal. he knows alot more about teas than i do. i'm sure he has a recipe as good as mine, or prolly better.