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Old 03-27-2008, 05:46 PM   #1
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My wife seems to think that there will be some benefit to throwing the hopps and trub onto her compost once our beer is in the secondary. Is anyone else doing this?

I just flushed the trub from the IPA (in secondary) down the toilet.

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Old 03-27-2008, 05:54 PM   #2
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As long as there is no way for a dog to get at the hops in the pile you're fine...A lot of people compost their goop....

Here's the info about hops and pooches.

http://www.fallbright.com/HopToxicity.htm
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Old 03-27-2008, 05:55 PM   #3
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My wife seems to think that there will be some benefit to throwing the hopps and trub onto her compost once our beer is in the secondary. Is anyone else doing this?

I just flushed the trub from the IPA (in secondary) down the toilet.

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Yes! Always. And if you are AG then compost the spent grain too or use it as a thin layer of mulch.

 
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Old 03-27-2008, 05:57 PM   #4
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Lots of nitrogen in trub.
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:18 PM   #5
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Lots of nitrogen in trub.
My thoughts exactly. That would make some primo fertilizer.
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:31 PM   #6
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I always empty my hop bag into the composter, and sometimes the fermenter trub as well. Of course the spent grain goes in there as well...I bet 1/4 of the compost volume comes from grain! It breaks down VERY fast, particularly if you've stocked your heap with earthworms.

 
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:38 PM   #7
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I compost all my waste, too...trub, steeping grains, spent yeast, etc.
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:55 PM   #8
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Even with fencing around it I just don't trust my dogs to stay out of the compost heap. I add all my grains and trub, but the hops go in the trash.
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:54 PM   #9
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As long as there is no way for a dog to get at the hops in the pile you're fine...A lot of people compost their goop....

Here's the info about hops and pooches.

http://www.fallbright.com/HopToxicity.htm
Very very true. For those that did not click the link, hops are HIGHLY toxic to dogs. Small quantities are lethal, and even if you notice quickly that the dog ate some, there's no guarantee the Vet can save the animal (and it will be costly).

Its essentially a kind of allergic reaction...usually fatal from what I've read.
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Old 03-28-2008, 01:30 AM   #10
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I've been been dumping my hops and trub, where my garden was last year. I'm planting my rhizome this year, right where its been composting. I guess it will be like recycling.
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