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Old 10-16-2010, 06:45 PM   #1
Feb 2010
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Does the gape seed, skin and pulp have any redeeming qualities for fertilizer or other use or should it just be discarded in the trash?
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Old 10-16-2010, 11:00 PM   #2
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Most certainly can be put to good alcoholic use but topic forbidden here!

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Old 10-16-2010, 11:11 PM   #3
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is your soil alkaline?

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Old 10-17-2010, 02:56 AM   #4
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Compost pile!

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Old 10-17-2010, 03:15 AM   #5
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I made a zin and once I removed the skins/seeds I froze them. I'm thinking of using them in a sour ale, but I'm sure other ales could benefit from a grape/wine influence.

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Old 10-17-2010, 03:41 AM   #6
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It also has redeeming value in the making of a second wine.
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:37 PM   #7
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We usually just feed it to the chickens! they seem to like it.

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Old 10-18-2010, 09:58 PM   #8
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You could throw it at someone and get a satisfying *plop*
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:59 PM   #9
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Toss them to the ckickens. They will eat almost anything.

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Old 10-20-2010, 11:00 PM   #10
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Save the nuts to make a fiber rich, crunchy breakfast cereal.
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