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Old 06-12-2009, 05:04 AM   #1
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Default What do you do with your sediment?

I just transferred my first batch of brew to my secondary glass carboy. I was aware to expect sediment, but dear lord. So much of it. Severely unprepared for this I put it into my compost bin.
So what do you do with yours? Can I expect as much sediment with my carboy, If so what will I do with it? Looking froward to ideas and personal stories.

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Old 06-12-2009, 05:10 AM   #2
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I dump it down the drain into my septic

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Old 06-12-2009, 05:42 AM   #3
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:07 PM   #4
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I dump it down the drain into my septic
I thought I read that yeast can upset the balance of power in a septic system leading to an expensive (and stinky) problem.
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Down the drain for me. I sometimes put it on the compost pile. I thought yeast were good for septic systems? I'm on sewer anyway...

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Into the compost it goes.

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Down the drain, into the sewers. I figure it must be yeasties heaven down there...

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Into the toilet for the next person to flush. One time, it happened to be the neighbor...she was horrified

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+1 for compost.

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I dump it down the drain into my septic
+1 I stopped paying for Rid-X after I started brewing again.
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