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Old 07-24-2007, 02:45 AM   #1
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1. Put them in the "Green" recyclables can.
2. Forget they are in there.
3. Go away for a couple of weeks.
4. Leave the can out in the hot sun.

The stench was unbelievable. The can has been emptied, but I still find myself checking the bottoms of my shoes and cursing the neighborhood dogs every time I walk past the can.


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Old 07-24-2007, 03:22 AM   #2
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Oh yeah, I hate it when the only parking available at the local brewery is in the back where the spent grain stored is. The smell is pretty bad, but not bad enough to stop me from going inside to enjoy the tasty offerings on tap.


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Old 07-24-2007, 04:15 AM   #3
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Dude, tell me about it! I brewed on a Sunday and the trash man didn't come til Friday. We live in the desert. It was worse than when the raccoon got in the copier.

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Old 07-24-2007, 08:08 AM   #4
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Try mulching around a rose bush with dogs! My SWMBO loved how spent grain mulch revived a potted rose bush. Jake our Boston terrier was suddenly dropping these nice fluffy poops-easy to clean up. Upon closer examination it was all barley husks!

He was none worse for the wear. Dogs really have iron stomachs. The next non-wheat grain will go into dog biscuits. There are recipies on this forum somewhere

 
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Try mulching around a rose bush with dogs! My SWMBO loved how spent grain mulch revived a potted rose bush. Jake our Boston terrier was suddenly dropping these nice fluffy poops-easy to clean up. Upon closer examination it was all barley husks!

He was none worse for the wear. Dogs really have iron stomachs. The next non-wheat grain will go into dog biscuits. There are recipies on this forum somewhere

 
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Old 07-24-2007, 04:25 PM   #6
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Trash? Really? Doesn't everyone compost? Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. And for Pete's sake reduce some landfill and compost. We share a 4'x4'x4' bin with the neighbors. It's basically 4 pallets tacked together. i turn it every other month or so and the compost is great for my hops and garden.
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Old 07-24-2007, 07:31 PM   #7
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I throw them around on my grass in the back yard - no piles, very evenely done.
I never smell anything, so I guess they're just helping the grass.
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Old 07-24-2007, 07:47 PM   #8
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when I throw mine into a pile outside it turns into a mushroom farm.
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I throw them around on my grass in the back yard - no piles, very evenely done.
I never smell anything, so I guess they're just helping the grass.
Thats what I do now. It seems to be helping my grass a lot. My first brew they sat in the trash for a few days. I came home one day and thought someone died.

 
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Old 07-24-2007, 07:56 PM   #10
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Thats what I do now. It seems to be helping my grass a lot. My first brew they sat in the trash for a few days. I came home one day and thought someone died.
I'm going to have to try this. I don't compost and my lawn is a wreck, so it can only help.



 
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