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Old 04-01-2013, 10:03 PM   #1
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I was informed that putting yeast down the drain after fermenting into a septic tank is a big no-no. Has anyone else heard this?


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Old 04-01-2013, 10:09 PM   #2
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You'll end up growing new organisms like the flesh eating bacteria.
Maybe a poop monster.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:09 PM   #3
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I would think the more bacteria in there the better. I put some roadkill in mine every time I get it pumped. I don't know if it works or not but that's what my grandfather always did!
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:51 PM   #4
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I always dump my yeast into the septic. But I'm curious what knowable folks have to say about this.

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I'm a wastewater engineer. I dump mine into the septic system. Worst case is they become more nutrients for the bacterial cocktail down in there.
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On a similar/serious note...I switched from Iodine to Starsan for my septic's sake, since it becomes a nutrient once it's diluted.
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I would think the more bacteria in there the better. I put some roadkill in mine every time I get it pumped. I don't know if it works or not but that's what my grandfather always did!
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Been dumping my for 10+ years when we refinanced it had to be pumped out. We removed the cover and in the grey water side we could see the bottom it was so clear guy couldn't believe we hadn't had it pumped since we moved in. It must do something + most of are detergents are biodegradable.
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If you put your yeast into a septic system, you are now fermenting a macro brew (fill in name of least favorite macro here).
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I do it too. I also make wine. We have the septic pumped once every three years. The last time the guy came his eyes bugged out and came back saying, "well, one things for sure!! You've got a TON of bacteria down there doing what they're supposed to".

I have also heard others say not to do it... not sure why and would love to hear someone explain the issue, if there are any.


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