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Old 04-08-2006, 07:22 PM   #1
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I was doing some spring clean up and decided to move the mound of spent grains that have been piling up this winter. Oh my gosh rotting malt stinks! the stuff in the bottom along with some leaves is black!
I think I'll be spreading this stuff on the garden.

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It sure does make fine compost. Good horse feed too (fresh (but cooled) from the tun that is!)

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Old 04-08-2006, 07:25 PM   #3
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I was doing some spring clean up and decided to move the mound of spent grains that have been piling up this winter. Oh my gosh rotting malt stinks! the stuff in the bottom along with some leaves is black!
I think I'll be spreading this stuff on the garden.
Yep. I just put some of that gunk on my hop plants yesterday.
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Works even better on the hops plants if you run it through a horse first. I just let the deer spread it for me.

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Old 04-09-2006, 02:52 AM   #5
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I will have to get a horse I guess. Man that seems like quite an expense just for the manure...

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I was doing some spring clean up and decided to move the mound of spent grains that have been piling up this winter. Oh my gosh rotting malt stinks! the stuff in the bottom along with some leaves is black!
I think I'll be spreading this stuff on the garden.
Where were you keeping it? Did your neighbors kill you?
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I looked at the pile on top of the snow left in my backyard and man is it gross smelling. I shoveled a little more snow on top for now. When all the snow melts and it turns warm I'll have to till it into the ground.

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Where were you keeping it? Did your neighbors kill you?
It was in a pile next to the fence. It didn't smell until I disturbed it then WHEW!
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I give it to the farmers wife. Her pigs and chickens love it The grain that is.

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I give it to the farmers wife. Her pigs and chickens love it The grain that is.
I'm glad you clarified that statement.
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