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Old 03-27-2007, 11:06 PM   #1
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Anyone have any cons to disposing of spent grains in a garbage disposal?

I don't have a septic.
I don't have a yard, so I can't use it for fertilizer.
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Old 03-27-2007, 11:09 PM   #2
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I bet it'll still clog your drains. Just throw it away in its own garbage bag with a knot at the top.
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Old 03-27-2007, 11:14 PM   #3
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what if ya let it drain out as much as ya could then "dry" it out in the oven set as low as you can get it then use it as bird feed?
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Old 03-27-2007, 11:16 PM   #4
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I wouldn't want to risk having to use the snake or call the plumber. Just chuck it. Does your town seperate the garbage into different bins? (Black for garbage, green for yard clippings etc.?) My spent grain goes in with the grass and other yard debris.
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Old 03-27-2007, 11:40 PM   #5
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any farms nearby? Give it to a farmer to feed to pigs, etc...
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I was trying to avoid throwing it out...no need to make the trash mans job more difficult by adding 30 pounds of wet grain to my deposit.

Do spent grains make good fertilizer for growing hops? I have a couple of planters with some ground cover in them. I was thinking about tearing them out and maybe planting a rizome or two. Not a complete solution, but at least I am getting some additional use out of them.

As far as the birds, I don't feel like dealing with the poop. I live in a townhouse with a community association, so I can't hang stuff off the community trees.

I'll probably wind up pitching it.
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Old 03-27-2007, 11:41 PM   #7
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I've been dumping my spent grain down the drain using the garbage disposal for the last five batches, slowly chucking some grain into it while the water is on full blast. I haven't had any issues (yet).
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Old 03-28-2007, 12:24 AM   #8
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Spend grain makes excellent fertilizer.


After it passes through the birds.
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There you go. Use it as Mulch!
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Old 03-28-2007, 01:13 AM   #10
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Flush it. Those pipes are bigger and won't get clogged. Just put as much as you think your toilet can hold and flush away.

 
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