Originally Posted by Pyg1506
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!
I can't think of any other way that to be blunt about this, but does your sh!T adhere to the drains and propogate in such a way that would leave you to believe that something even LESS thick would? Why would you think this would act any different that your own waste products?
If you're smelling something musty, I would look for mold or mildew forming somewhere else in the bathroom. Are you in a house or a condo? Is there another water source above you that could be leaking under the wall paper or into the wall board? Could you have a leak behind the toilet under the linoleum? Could something be growing in the gaps of the bath under the bath tub?
Now that the weather's warming up in most of North America, things are starting to "bloom" and that includes molds, mildews, pollens outside. It could very well be a dozen things.
But unless you're getting a toilet backup it's doubtful that your trub anywhere in the system once you flush.
It's really not much different in viscosity to our own poop...that's pretty much what trub is, just from a different creature.