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Old 02-23-2014, 08:05 PM   #51
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Alright since everyone is complaining about week old spent grains. I am about to make the jump to all grain in the next few weeks. How well do the spent grains compost? I have heard of using them for rabbit/chicken feed but my wife is a gardener so why not help her out.

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Old 02-23-2014, 10:00 PM   #52
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Old 02-23-2014, 11:40 PM   #53
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I would bet they compost pretty well, however you are going to have to deal with the smell when you go out to turn your compost pile...

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Old 02-24-2014, 01:50 AM   #54
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I would bet they compost pretty well, however you are going to have to deal with the smell when you go out to turn your compost pile...
She has a compost tumbler. Walk up and spin it a couple times and run away. That thing will make 50lbs of compost in about 2 weeks.
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:57 AM   #55
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Let me tell you that I've been in some pretty smelly situations ..... However not brew related. Those have sweet smell of malty hoppy goodness.
Try the smell of dead body for a week in a 90+ degree apartment...... Talk about knock you down smell..... Commence vomiting
What if the dead guy had just finished filling a trub- and hop-laden carboy with oxyclean before dying?
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Old 02-24-2014, 04:31 PM   #56
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What if the dead guy had just finished filling a trub- and hop-laden carboy with oxyclean before dying?

Omg this thread has taken on a life of its own...... For the record I'm a firefighter/ paramedic........ And sure does give one a unique perspective of life and humanity...

But yeah if "she" was mashing out and left her grains too oh ....... Yack!!!!


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Old 02-24-2014, 08:38 PM   #57
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My pregnant wife would say the smell of liquid yeast is the worst. She can't even be in the room with an open package.

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Old 02-24-2014, 10:41 PM   #58
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I have noted the spent grains that smell like a over-eager corpse. Just to be original though. My buddy gave me his old homebrew equipment and it had a small bag of non-nitrogen flushed hops in there. I wanted to open them to see how they were. The smell was like rotting hops x100 and made me gag from just 1 oz. I couldn't drink any IPA or even go near hops for a couple weeks.

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