Quantcast

Beer yeast and septic systems

HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

xpoc454

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 21, 2005
Messages
144
Reaction score
0
I usually dump my excess yeast down the sink after primary fermentation and have a septic tank.

Since , baker's yeast has always been claimed by "do-it-yourself" books as a great and cheaper substitute for septic system treatments like RID-X( i think thats the name).

If thats true, wouldnt dumping down a large volume of active yeast from the bottom of your primary, be even better for a septic system?

It might be another good selling point or brewing your own beer. :)
 

AleJoe

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 20, 2005
Messages
72
Reaction score
2
It certainly can't hurt. Rid-X etc is merely enzymes which pretty much is what yeast is, anything biodegradable down there is going to feed the yeast

You probably have a very healthy septic tank :D
 

OBX

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 3, 2005
Messages
65
Reaction score
1
Location
Outer Banks, NC
xpoc454 said:
I usually dump my excess yeast down the sink after primary fermentation and have a septic tank.

Since , baker's yeast has always been claimed by "do-it-yourself" books as a great and cheaper substitute for septic system treatments like RID-X( i think thats the name).

If thats true, wouldnt dumping down a large volume of active yeast from the bottom of your primary, be even better for a septic system?

The bleach or sanitizer would do more harm than the yeast. The old yeast is also great for the flower garden or compost pile too.
 
Top