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Old 06-12-2009, 05:04 AM   #1
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I just transferred my first batch of brew to my secondary glass carboy. I was aware to expect sediment, but dear lord. So much of it. Severely unprepared for this I put it into my compost bin.
So what do you do with yours? Can I expect as much sediment with my carboy, If so what will I do with it? Looking froward to ideas and personal stories.

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Old 06-12-2009, 05:10 AM   #2
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I dump it down the drain into my septic

 
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Old 06-12-2009, 05:42 AM   #3
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:07 PM   #4
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I dump it down the drain into my septic
I thought I read that yeast can upset the balance of power in a septic system leading to an expensive (and stinky) problem.

 
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:14 PM   #5
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Down the drain for me. I sometimes put it on the compost pile. I thought yeast were good for septic systems? I'm on sewer anyway...
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:15 PM   #6

Into the compost it goes.

 
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:08 PM   #7
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Down the drain, into the sewers. I figure it must be yeasties heaven down there...
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:20 PM   #8
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Into the toilet for the next person to flush. One time, it happened to be the neighbor...she was horrified

 
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:37 PM   #9
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+1 for compost.

 
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:41 PM   #10
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I dump it down the drain into my septic
+1 I stopped paying for Rid-X after I started brewing again.

 
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