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Old 09-08-2008, 08:41 PM   #1
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Do some luandry with the chiller water.
1 scoop of oxyclean a few dunks and changes of water and it's done.

Hang out the stuff in the washer as well and it's happy days all round.



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Old 09-08-2008, 08:44 PM   #2
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I just hook up my outlet hose to the sprinkler and water the lawn/garden. I waste nothing. It's easier to justify using the IC in the hot summertime when your lawn is dying because there's been no rain in a month.
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:49 PM   #3
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Rain fills water butts. Water butts fill pond. I pump pond water to water the garden. Rain fills water butts again. When I get my set up in the garage, wort chiller will fill pond too.

I hate waste too! Good tip Orfy!

 
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:55 PM   #4
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I usually water the plants from the outflow of the chiller. Either that or use it as I am cleaning mash tun, carboy, etc.

 
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:01 PM   #5
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I just hook up my outlet hose to the sprinkler and water the lawn/garden. I waste nothing.
I did that one time this summer and I got a written warning because I was not watering my lawn on the designated day during the summer when my town sometimes has "water sprinkling policies". Basically if your address is an even number, you can water on even days and vice versa.

I tried explaining to the guy that I'm brewing and I'd just have to dump it down the drain then and would be wasting water which is kind of the whole purpose of the water policy. He told me he was just doing his job. It was kind of weird though that he was doing his job on a Saturday afternoon driving around with his wife in his town issued work truck.

I went online later that night to the town's website because I hadn't seen any signs posted and found out the Sprinkler Policy went into effect 5 PM the day before. It hadn't even been 24 hrs yet! So to this day, because of that moron, I waste water if its an odd numbered day because this code monkey will come back and hand me a $100 dollar fine for a second time offense and a $200 fine and a termination of water services for a third offense.

 
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:47 PM   #6
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I did that one time this summer and I got a written warning because I was not watering my lawn on the designated day during the summer when my town sometimes has "water sprinkling policies". Basically if your address is an even number, you can water on even days and vice versa.

I tried explaining to the guy that I'm brewing and I'd just have to dump it down the drain then and would be wasting water which is kind of the whole purpose of the water policy. He told me he was just doing his job. It was kind of weird though that he was doing his job on a Saturday afternoon driving around with his wife in his town issued work truck.

I went online later that night to the town's website because I hadn't seen any signs posted and found out the Sprinkler Policy went into effect 5 PM the day before. It hadn't even been 24 hrs yet! So to this day, because of that moron, I waste water if its an odd numbered day because this code monkey will come back and hand me a $100 dollar fine for a second time offense and a $200 fine and a termination of water services for a third offense.
So now you can only brew on even days.
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:48 PM   #7
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What morons. To keep you from wasting water, you have to waste water...

 
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:22 PM   #8
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I think if you really don't want to waste water you need to really commit and brew continually, just use the water from your chiller in your next batch, the rest of the water can then be used to water hops and barley
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:39 PM   #9
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Why don't you write to them.
When they reply with a foolish answer then send it to the local paper and show them how ungreen they are.
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:44 PM   #10
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I run my chiller in the laundry room, which makes it easy for my cfc output to go right in the washer.
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