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Old 06-29-2013, 06:07 PM   #1
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I have been experimenting with the different flowers and bushes and ornamentals in my garden and I gotta say... My rose bushes absolutely love it when I dump the trub on them. They have been growing like crazy as well as a new crepe myrtle and other small bushes. Anyone know why? I'm thinking its got to do with the bacteria in the soil now but I'm no horticulturist.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:12 PM   #2
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Just a guess but it is a pretty dense organic slurry. I am betting the nutrients really beef up the soil. I would wonder about the alcohol but I guess it really isn't all that much compared to the organic content.

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Old 06-29-2013, 06:59 PM   #3
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I just planted roses, an the planting mix was designed to be acidic. Seems they like acidic soil. Wort & beer are acidic. That could be part of it, plus all the organic material & nutrients.

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Old 06-29-2013, 07:00 PM   #4
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When you say trub are you meaning the remains from your boil kettle or the remains from the fermenter (slurry)?

I would think if it is the remains from the boil that it is due to the high acidic content of the hops since roses like a higher acidity in their soil and do better with it.
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Old 06-23-2016, 01:06 PM   #5
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Glad to hear you're using your trub in a cool, creative way! Maybe I'll try dumping my hop kettle's leftover crap in my impatient pots tomorrow...

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Old 06-23-2016, 07:53 PM   #6
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I had an idea about using some of my leftover grains to make malted barley tea and homemade vinegar and found out organic gardeners will use wort as a type of fertilizer!

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Old 06-23-2016, 07:56 PM   #7
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I have used spent grains to make dog treats as well as dried some out for a buddy's chickens.

I just this week used some yeast cake from a freshly bottled batch of beer and poured it over a select few container plants so I can observe any difference from the control plants. So far none have died!

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Old 06-23-2016, 08:22 PM   #8
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I dump mine into my compost.

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Old 06-27-2016, 12:07 PM   #9
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I dump mine on my roses and grapes.
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Old 06-28-2016, 03:56 AM   #10
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I may be wrong but I think I remember home hop growers saying they dump the trub, and any boiled hops into the soil. Something about them being high in nitrogen or something like that.
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