New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Hopps and trub on the compost pile?




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-27-2008, 05:46 PM   #1
blancoh2o
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2
Default Hopps and trub on the compost pile?

My wife seems to think that there will be some benefit to throwing the hopps and trub onto her compost once our beer is in the secondary. Is anyone else doing this?

I just flushed the trub from the IPA (in secondary) down the toilet.

Thanks!



__________________
blancoh2o is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2008, 05:54 PM   #2
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: "Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,802
Liked 2671 Times on 1612 Posts
Likes Given: 3467

Default

As long as there is no way for a dog to get at the hops in the pile you're fine...A lot of people compost their goop....

Here's the info about hops and pooches.

http://www.fallbright.com/HopToxicity.htm



__________________

Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

Revvy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2008, 05:55 PM   #3
GilaMinumBeer
In yo' garage, steelin' yo parts.
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
GilaMinumBeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oblivion
Posts: 46,134
Liked 4528 Times on 4248 Posts
Likes Given: 52

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blancoh2o
My wife seems to think that there will be some benefit to throwing the hopps and trub onto her compost once our beer is in the secondary. Is anyone else doing this?

I just flushed the trub from the IPA (in secondary) down the toilet.

Thanks!
Yes! Always. And if you are AG then compost the spent grain too or use it as a thin layer of mulch.
__________________
GilaMinumBeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2008, 05:57 PM   #4
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,650
Liked 130 Times on 124 Posts

Default

Lots of nitrogen in trub.

__________________

Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2008, 06:18 PM   #5
mrkristofo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
mrkristofo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Behind the zion curtain
Posts: 941
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by david_42
Lots of nitrogen in trub.
My thoughts exactly. That would make some primo fertilizer.
__________________
Coming Soon:
Primary: Stone Vertical Epic 08.08.08
Secondary: Oaked Arrogant Bastard
Conditioning: Dead Guy Ale clone, Double-Dubbel
Drinking: Not for a while
mrkristofo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2008, 06:31 PM   #6
BlindLemonLars
Conqueroo Brew
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BlindLemonLars's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,445
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 31

Default

I always empty my hop bag into the composter, and sometimes the fermenter trub as well. Of course the spent grain goes in there as well...I bet 1/4 of the compost volume comes from grain! It breaks down VERY fast, particularly if you've stocked your heap with earthworms.

__________________
BlindLemonLars is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2008, 07:38 PM   #7
Moonshae
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Moonshae's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Helmetta, NJ
Posts: 418
Liked 6 Times on 3 Posts

Default

I compost all my waste, too...trub, steeping grains, spent yeast, etc.

__________________

"You never can tell with bees." --Winnie the Pooh

Moonshae is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2008, 09:55 PM   #8
scottthorn
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: STL
Posts: 208
Default

Even with fencing around it I just don't trust my dogs to stay out of the compost heap. I add all my grains and trub, but the hops go in the trash.

__________________
Primary:
nothing
Secondary:
nothing
Drinking/Aging (bottles):
American Stout, Breakfast Stout clone, Rye IPA, Braggot, Roggenbier, Pale Ale, Oat Stout, Apfelwein, Pliny Clone
scottthorn is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2008, 10:54 PM   #9
malkore
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
malkore's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 6,922
Liked 32 Times on 30 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Revvy
As long as there is no way for a dog to get at the hops in the pile you're fine...A lot of people compost their goop....

Here's the info about hops and pooches.

http://www.fallbright.com/HopToxicity.htm
Very very true. For those that did not click the link, hops are HIGHLY toxic to dogs. Small quantities are lethal, and even if you notice quickly that the dog ate some, there's no guarantee the Vet can save the animal (and it will be costly).

Its essentially a kind of allergic reaction...usually fatal from what I've read.
__________________
Malkore
Primary: English Mild
On tap: Pale Ale, Lancelot's Wheat, English Brown Ale, Steam Beer, HoovNuts IPA
Bottled: MOAM, Braggot, Raspberry Melomel, Merlot, Apfelwein, Pyment, Sweet mead, Cabernet
Gal in 2009: 27, Gal in 2010: 34, Gal in 2011: 13, Gal in 2012: 10
malkore is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-28-2008, 01:30 AM   #10
Dave the Brewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Dave the Brewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Nederland, TX
Posts: 253
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts

Default

I've been been dumping my hops and trub, where my garden was last year. I'm planting my rhizome this year, right where its been composting. I guess it will be like recycling.



__________________
My Single Tier HERMS "The Monk"
Dave the Brewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dumping Yeast Slurry on the Compost Pile??? Donasay General Beer Discussion 12 06-17-2013 10:22 PM
Cheeto's Stock Pile Cheeto's_Chick Home Brewing Photo Forum 27 10-18-2009 02:18 AM
anyone have a hi res pic of a pile of hops scottfro Home Brewing Photo Forum 8 02-06-2008 11:28 PM
what to pile on? grrtt78 Recipes/Ingredients 5 02-27-2007 01:14 AM
Hopps substitute Onedon Recipes/Ingredients 1 02-09-2006 11:20 PM