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Old 08-07-2011, 10:07 PM   #1
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Default Any good uses for trub?

I've got 3 batches in primaries currently. Needless to say I'm going to have a bunch of trub. Is there anything it can be used for?

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Old 08-07-2011, 10:09 PM   #2
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drain clenser! haha, no really though... i dont think i could think of anything good besides composting

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Old 08-07-2011, 10:16 PM   #3
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Wash and harvest the yeast. Go look at the "yeast washing illustrated" stickey.

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Old 08-07-2011, 10:23 PM   #4
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If you have a septic tank you can stop buying treatment if you dump it down your drains, this is according to the guy who cleaned out my septic tank awhile back.

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toss a tablespoon worth in your boil for some yeast fuel.

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Old 08-08-2011, 12:34 AM   #6
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It also goes great in the garden. I have the biggest tomatoes ever from spreading it around my garden.

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really...septic system huh. I'm about to move to a house that has one....so just dumb it all down the drain then?

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Old 08-08-2011, 01:03 AM   #8
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It also goes great in the garden. I have the biggest tomatoes ever from spreading it around my garden.
+1 Here. I've been throwing it in the yard and the grass is VERY green. I'll be throwing it on my tomatoes next year.
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:06 AM   #9
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I pour it around in the yard and claim it as a fertilizer to others in the house. I sure hope it is.

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For trub from the fermenter, what Revvy said. Check this out:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/yea...strated-41768/

For gunk left behind in the kettle, you can pour that into a growler, let it settle, pour off the clear unfermented wort, and use that wort for fermenting starters with your washed yeast. Cheers!

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