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Old 07-26-2007, 02:31 AM   #21
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Dumped grains in a pile by the fence. Weather got hot. Smelled really bad.


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Old 07-26-2007, 02:45 AM   #22
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I just dump mine in the garden. Never had a problem with smell. I wish I had a "real" compost pile. I supposed that's a project to add to my list of things I'll probably never get around to doing.


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Old 07-26-2007, 02:59 AM   #23
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I compost and have never had a problem with smell. Well it is a rather large pile for one house 6x4. I always spread out the pile put the grain evenly in the center cover and turn it in. I add grass clippings, potato peels, veggie and fruit peels, egg shells, coffee grounds. don't forget all the leaves I work in during the fall.

looking good really just started last year
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Old 07-26-2007, 05:37 PM   #24
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I dump my spent grains in my composter and mix them in. I only notice the smell when I open the lid. I don't seem to have any problems with unwanted pests, mammal or insect. They actually seem to accelerate the composting of the other materials in the composter. The vegetables and leaves seem to decompose rapidly once I get a batch of spent grains mixed in. My theory is that the grains provide a perfect environment for the microbes to multiply and this new workforce can then make quick work of the tougher ingredients.

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Old 07-27-2007, 02:17 AM   #25
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I call in my Spent Grain Crew and my yard gets fertilized by little brown pellets. It's gone by the next morning.

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Old 07-27-2007, 02:21 AM   #26
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I call in my Spent Grain Crew and my yard gets fertilized by little brown pellets. It's gone by the next morning.

The grain, or the little brown pellets ?
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Old 07-27-2007, 02:22 AM   #27
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The grain, or the little brown pellets ?
The crew exchanges grain for brown pellets.
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Old 07-27-2007, 02:36 AM   #28
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I just leave them out by the bird feeder....the little critters gobble them down, and I smell nothing!
Doing 10-gallon batches...I'd need to attrack a flock of seagulls.

I'm all for keeping the landfill operators employed. I mean...they have kids to feed too. Just like those aluminum farmers. That's why I don't recycle.
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Just like those aluminum farmers. That's why I don't recycle.

LMAO. I hate self-righteous recyclers.
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Doing 10-gallon batches...I'd need to attrack a flock of seagulls.




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