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Matt3989 09-25-2012 11:51 PM

disposing of pbw water?
 
Hey, maybe this had been asked before but i couldn't find it in a few searches. how do you guys get rid of your brew kettle full of pbw? Do you just dump it in the grass? Or siphon it down a drain? Or lock it into hazmat crates and seal them under a mountain?

phenry 09-25-2012 11:54 PM

Definitely a listed RCRA C waste. You need to call the EPA to find out the proper disposal of that stuff.


Just kidding. Dump it down the drain. It would probably kill your grass.

jbaysurfer 09-26-2012 12:10 AM

I dump it in the grass all the time. No problems. I guess that gets into landscape technicals, but I've noticed the fescue doesn't hold up as well as the st. augustines, then again, those crab like grasses are stubborn as hell ;-)

Dumping it down the drain will keep your drain lines clean, especially if it's hot.

Matt3989 09-27-2012 12:04 PM

Off to the grass it is... what's the worst that could happen? I end up mutant ninja turtles growing in my back yard? Because I'm okay with that.

progmac 09-27-2012 12:17 PM

i've had this stuff almost kill shrubs. the drain is a better choice

NervousDad 09-27-2012 12:34 PM

I run it out of my kettle on to my driveway and it ends up in the grass nothing dies yet :) I dilute it as it runs out though.

unionrdr 09-27-2012 12:42 PM

I flush it. Lord knows that thing's pipes could use it now & then.:drunk:

ChuckO 09-27-2012 02:02 PM

The gravel in my driveway seems to take all beer related waste liquids with no complaints. My goats & chickens take solid waste except for hops, which the compost pile takes.

jbaysurfer 09-28-2012 03:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Matt3989 (Post 4448704)
Off to the grass it is... what's the worst that could happen? I end up mutant ninja turtles growing in my back yard? Because I'm okay with that.

Dude, Okay doesn't begin to describe how cool that would be!

I will say this. When I dump it on my lawn, I do try to spread it out and generally spray it with the hose briefly afterwards. If you dump it in hot mid day sun, and don't dilute it with the hose, and never mix it up, I'd bet a bundle you'll have a dead spot in your lawn-and even though I think the ninja turtles would be cool, I don't think you can count on that particular outcome ;)


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