Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > disposing of pbw water?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-25-2012, 11:51 PM   #1
Matt3989
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 452
Liked 48 Times on 39 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default disposing of pbw water?

Hey, maybe this had been asked before but i couldn't find it in a few searches. how do you guys get rid of your brew kettle full of pbw? Do you just dump it in the grass? Or siphon it down a drain? Or lock it into hazmat crates and seal them under a mountain?


Matt3989 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2012, 11:54 PM   #2
phenry
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Clemson, SC
Posts: 1,222
Liked 117 Times on 73 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default

Definitely a listed RCRA C waste. You need to call the EPA to find out the proper disposal of that stuff.


Just kidding. Dump it down the drain. It would probably kill your grass.


phenry is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2012, 12:10 AM   #3
jbaysurfer
Former future HOF Brewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 2,947
Liked 583 Times on 426 Posts
Likes Given: 1026

Default

I dump it in the grass all the time. No problems. I guess that gets into landscape technicals, but I've noticed the fescue doesn't hold up as well as the st. augustines, then again, those crab like grasses are stubborn as hell ;-)

Dumping it down the drain will keep your drain lines clean, especially if it's hot.
__________________
Batch counter: 123 batches (11/29/11-7/22/15).
jbaysurfer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 12:04 PM   #4
Matt3989
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 452
Liked 48 Times on 39 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Off to the grass it is... what's the worst that could happen? I end up mutant ninja turtles growing in my back yard? Because I'm okay with that.
Matt3989 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 12:17 PM   #5
progmac
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Cincy, OH
Posts: 1,969
Liked 277 Times on 221 Posts
Likes Given: 344

Default

i've had this stuff almost kill shrubs. the drain is a better choice
progmac is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 12:34 PM   #6
NervousDad
BFM
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
NervousDad's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: City of the Steamer
Posts: 1,147
Liked 235 Times on 156 Posts
Likes Given: 278

Default

I run it out of my kettle on to my driveway and it ends up in the grass nothing dies yet I dilute it as it runs out though.
NervousDad is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 12:42 PM   #7
unionrdr
struggling author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 35,101
Liked 3017 Times on 2603 Posts
Likes Given: 2135

Default

I flush it. Lord knows that thing's pipes could use it now & then.
__________________
My sci-fi & home brewing books on amazon-kindle now! New additions coming!
NEW, REVISED EDITION of book one of Time Lords 2034 series now on Amazon Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
My homebrewing book "Tippy Tippy Tappy" on Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
unionrdr is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 02:02 PM   #8
ChuckO
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ChuckO's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Keyrock, WV
Posts: 979
Liked 113 Times on 88 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

The gravel in my driveway seems to take all beer related waste liquids with no complaints. My goats & chickens take solid waste except for hops, which the compost pile takes.
ChuckO is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 03:28 AM   #9
jbaysurfer
Former future HOF Brewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 2,947
Liked 583 Times on 426 Posts
Likes Given: 1026

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt3989 View Post
Off to the grass it is... what's the worst that could happen? I end up mutant ninja turtles growing in my back yard? Because I'm okay with that.
Dude, Okay doesn't begin to describe how cool that would be!

I will say this. When I dump it on my lawn, I do try to spread it out and generally spray it with the hose briefly afterwards. If you dump it in hot mid day sun, and don't dilute it with the hose, and never mix it up, I'd bet a bundle you'll have a dead spot in your lawn-and even though I think the ninja turtles would be cool, I don't think you can count on that particular outcome


__________________
Batch counter: 123 batches (11/29/11-7/22/15).
jbaysurfer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools



Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS