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Old 08-08-2011, 12:46 AM   #11
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toss a tablespoon worth in your boil for some yeast fuel.
Wow I nevre thought of that. I usually bottle while my boil is going on. Great idea...

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Old 08-08-2011, 12:00 PM   #12
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If you wash and harvest the yeast, you'll wind up with enough free yeast to ferment your next four batches.


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Old 08-08-2011, 01:07 PM   #13
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From 1976 to 1992, my family and I lived in a house with a septic system. The company that pumped it out annually always told me to simply dissolve a "brick" of yeast in some warm water and pour it directly into the septic. I wasn't brewing back then, but I do believe that beer yeast is quite similar to other yeasts, and it will be good for the septic system.

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Old 08-08-2011, 01:21 PM   #14
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...The company that pumped it out annually...


wow, pumped annually? I've lived in my house 10 years and never pumped my tank. On the other hand, I've been brewing 10 years and always dump the trub down the drain...
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From 1976 to 1992, my family and I lived in a house with a septic system. The company that pumped it out annually always told me to simply dissolve a "brick" of yeast in some warm water and pour it directly into the septic. I wasn't brewing back then, but I do believe that beer yeast is quite similar to other yeasts, and it will be good for the septic system.

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... so, you kinda make it sound like it didn't work...
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:44 PM   #16
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Sorry, I didn't intend on speaking out of both sides of my mouth! The septic system worked just fine, but to prevent any problems, we had it pumped out annually. The soil in the area did pass "perc" tests, but many leech beds were replaced. I wanted to avoid that expense. The yeast kept it going.

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