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Old 06-24-2013, 04:08 PM   #11
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No! They'll never get one bottle. They're always noseyin on the cell phone & causing me grief because I didn't spend $20,000 on my damn yard.

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I'd rather spend 20K on my brewhouse.

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Old 06-24-2013, 07:55 PM   #13
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No! They'll never get one bottle. They're always noseyin on the cell phone & causing me grief because I didn't spend $20,000 on my damn yard.
I would tell them if they don't back off you will kill the grass and weeds so you don't have to mow anymore
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:06 PM   #14
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No! They'll never get one bottle. They're always noseyin on the cell phone & causing me grief because I didn't spend $20,000 on my damn yard.
If I was going to spend $20,000 on my yard it would be to cover it in astro turf. Then I could just pressure wash it a couple times a year. Home Depot even sells different looking kinds just for the purpose.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:48 PM   #15
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This is why I hate homeoners associations. It does nothing more than give the busybodie's the power they crave to make the rest of us live THEIR WAY.
I keep telling them when they're paying the bills,then they can tell me what to do with my property. And yeah,a 20k brewery would be somethin to see. Let's get back to the question at hand. Guess I distracted y'all again.

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Thanks for the replies. I pretty much just quit using sanitizer anyway. Now I just wash everything the same as I do the dishes, and haven't gotten an infection yet. Even my rice wine never gets any infections. I'm at 8,000 feet in the desert mountains, 10% humidity, and seemingly no bacteria.

My septic had good oxygen numbers, and nitrites, but was a little off-color, and I was trying to figure out why. I don't use bleach, but was wondering about the sanitizer. Sounds like that can't be an issue.

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My septic had good oxygen numbers, and nitrites, but was a little off-color, and I was trying to figure out why.
I just have to ask. What constitutes "off color" in a septic tank?
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I just have to ask. What constitutes "off color" in a septic tank?
The technician pulled the sample, and said he wants to see it as clear as water. Instead, it had a slight tan color, but still pretty clear. In this type of septic, I run a fan 24/7 that recirculates water and air.

He said all the systems around here work well, except for two. One of these is a cancer patient, and their meds kill the bacteria. The other he thinks is probably a meth lab.
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The technician pulled the sample, and said he wants to see it as clear as water. Instead, it had a slight tan color, but still pretty clear. In this type of septic, I run a fan 24/7 that recirculates water and air.

He said all the systems around here work well, except for two. One of these is a cancer patient, and their meds kill the bacteria. The other he thinks is probably a meth lab.
I learn something new every day. I was thinking back to helping pump out septic systems and everything about that is "off".
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You might want to listen to this podcast: http://thebrewingnetwork.com/shows/T...Charlie-Talley

They have an in-depth talk about sanitation with one of the guys from Five Star (who make StarSan). Very informative, he even talks about septic systems.

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