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Old 05-03-2013, 12:46 PM   #1
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New brewer here--8 extract brews in and I have an odd question: Is there anything wrong with disposing of the trub in the toilet (city sewers not septic) ???

I ask this because we are getting a very earthy smell coming from that bathroom (yes--make any jokes you want). I was wondering if the yeast could be adhering to the drains, culturing, and causing the smell or actually be doing something that could result in damage.

Thanks in advance for any legitimate answers!


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Old 05-03-2013, 01:14 PM   #2
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Sounds like a pretty plausible issue to me.


I do not dispose of any yeast in my home for this potential problem as it is highly possible for the yeast to propagate in these environments


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Old 05-03-2013, 01:19 PM   #3
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No joke. You may be smelling sewer gas leaking past the wax ring between the bottom of the toilet and the soil pipe flange on the floor. Sewer gas is POISON!!! Get it fixed!
I have been dumping trub down the kitchen sink with HOT water for years with no issues.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:42 PM   #4
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I dump mine into my compost; works great on keeping the pile healthy.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:44 PM   #5
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I dump mine into my compost; works great on keeping the pile healthy.
Same here!!!! In the green bin it goes. I have a 53 year old sewer in my house. I don't put anything down there but human waste and TP.
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:41 AM   #6
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Thanks for the info! Will get in it-
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:05 AM   #7
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I do kitchen sink in cold weather months and the grass in the back yard when warm so I can use the garden hose to clean. Why the toilet, btw?
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:26 AM   #8
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Got a garden? Like others have said - lots of nutrients to keep plants happy. If not I'm sure you have a friend or neighbor who has a garden or even just a few planters.
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down the garbage disposal for me. options are limited in an apartment.
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Yeast eat organic compounds, so if anything, they are probably good to help clean up the plumbing. As mentioned, traps keep the odor from coming back up.


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