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Old 05-16-2012, 03:52 PM   #1
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Does anyone know if the used mash from making beer would help in a vegetable garden? And what values it would give to the soil

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Old 05-16-2012, 04:51 PM   #2
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I am not positive but I would think it would need to be composted first.

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Old 05-16-2012, 04:56 PM   #3
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if you don't compost, it gets rank and buggy.

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Old 05-16-2012, 04:59 PM   #4
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if you don't compost, it gets rank and buggy.
Yes, we compost ours. It would be a stinky wad of "stuff" until it's composted. It doesn't take long, though, if you stir your compost pile and add some other organic material.
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If you spread it thin enough, it'll dry out before it stinks. But it's a rodent magnet, so my vote is composting.

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Old 05-16-2012, 07:24 PM   #6
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Composting FTW!

I hope I can get caught up around the house to get back on that composting barrel project I started.. oh a few YEARS ago...

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Old 05-16-2012, 07:40 PM   #7
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Mix it with some grass clipping and compost it. Spent grain is very high in protein (AKA nitrogen).

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I usually till some into the ground in the fall after pulling the garden and again in the spring prior to planting.

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