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Old 04-25-2005, 07:42 PM   #1
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I usually dump my excess yeast down the sink after primary fermentation and have a septic tank.

Since , baker's yeast has always been claimed by "do-it-yourself" books as a great and cheaper substitute for septic system treatments like RID-X( i think thats the name).

If thats true, wouldnt dumping down a large volume of active yeast from the bottom of your primary, be even better for a septic system?

It might be another good selling point or brewing your own beer.

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Old 04-25-2005, 10:26 PM   #2
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It certainly can't hurt. Rid-X etc is merely enzymes which pretty much is what yeast is, anything biodegradable down there is going to feed the yeast

You probably have a very healthy septic tank

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Old 04-25-2005, 11:55 PM   #3
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let us know if the fermenting tank blows and upload some pics

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I used to flush mine down the toilets for the same purpose.

I'm on city water now, but I use it for the sinks.

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I usually dump my excess yeast down the sink after primary fermentation and have a septic tank.

Since , baker's yeast has always been claimed by "do-it-yourself" books as a great and cheaper substitute for septic system treatments like RID-X( i think thats the name).

If thats true, wouldnt dumping down a large volume of active yeast from the bottom of your primary, be even better for a septic system?

The bleach or sanitizer would do more harm than the yeast. The old yeast is also great for the flower garden or compost pile too.
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Old 04-27-2005, 05:20 PM   #6
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I'm on city water now, but I use it for the sinks.
So what does yeast do for pipes and sinks? Would it help clean out deposits, or grease or something?
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