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Old 03-27-2009, 05:04 PM   #11
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Just make sure to run the water long enough to flush your lines out. Mine go to a septic and I've dumped yeast down the drain as long as I've brewed.

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Old 03-27-2009, 05:06 PM   #12
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Hmmmm...

Is your plumber a homebrewer with first hand experience?

Or maybe a pipe fitter for a local brewery?

Or maybe he's had a lot of house calls to homebrewers.

I'm just curious how he'd pic up on this tidbit.

I'm inclined to believe that tons of stuff sticks to cast iron pipe.

As for me...PVC. And I use 135 degree water to rinse my shop sink out. 100 plus 10-gallon batches and narry a clog. (knock on wood)

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Old 03-27-2009, 05:08 PM   #13
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Just make sure to run the water long enough to flush your lines out. Mine go to a septic and I've dumped yeast down the drain as long as I've brewed.
I dump mine my slurry in the kitchen sink and the dishwasher runs daily so I am assuming the hot water helps flush the pipes. Hope I'm OK but I use one of the balloon pipe cleaners when I have any problem with the drain.
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Old 03-27-2009, 05:42 PM   #14
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Oh God, now you've gone and done it...

*leaves the thread running*
Which is better at reducing yeast clogging, stainless or aluminum?
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so can't dump it down the drain cuz it will clog your pipes; you cant dump it in the yard cuz it will kill your dogs and cats.

What are we supposed to do with hop/yeast sludge?

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As for me...PVC. And I use 135 degree water to rinse my shop sink out. 100 plus 10-gallon batches and narry a clog. (knock on plastic)
Fixed that for ya.

The grain and hops go to the backyard-dog still alive (and a hyper PITA).

The hops in grain socks from DH go to the trash, after I cut out the SS ball bearings.

I have plastic drain lines, a septic tank, and pour all primary and corny waste down the kitchen sink, using the garbage disposal and a bunch of warm water.
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:13 PM   #17
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I go down the toilet with it. My toilet has flushed much worse. Trust me.

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Old 03-27-2009, 06:45 PM   #18
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I have a creek to dump all things organic in maybe the shrimp will eat my spent hops and become infused for the season this year

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I go down the toilet with it. My toilet has flushed much worse. Trust me.
You go down the toilet???!!!! Damn...you must be skinny as Hell!
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so can't dump it down the drain cuz it will clog your pipes; you cant dump it in the yard cuz it will kill your dogs and cats.

What are we supposed to do with hop/yeast sludge?
Well DUH! Just dump it in the storm drain at the curb with the used motor oil. You can't clog those things up!
And if a cat or dog dies from hops consumption, the body just washes away the next time it rains!
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