I have been wanting to try used beer mash in my compost for a while now. I saw first hand how good it worked at Growing Power and I was on a quest to find some. Well, calling around to several different brewery's, I found 5 Seasons Brewing Company restaurant.
So yesterday, I took my lunch loading up my four - 25 gallon containers full of the stinkiest stuff I've smelt in a long time. I had to leave the windows open on the way home it was so bad. Not to mention I was not feeling well, which I can tell you, when you have a stomach ache never mess with used beer mash! Well, after getting home late in the afternoon, the stuff was so heavy it nearly gave me a hernia trying to get it out. Rolled it down to the compost pile (you didn't think I was that stupid to carry it down there?) with my hand truck.
Now convincing the kids to help. I should win a trophy for this one. I was a little worried that my old, tired line, " Hey boys, you want to help Dad scoop this stuff on the compost pile?" wouldn't work this time. It was only 100 degrees and no wind with nice stinky smelling stuff to boot. So I had to resort to something drastic. Maybe, just maybe, threatening laps and push-up might do it. (I would give them water. I'm not that bad.) Well, change of heart or more importantly, saving mine. Heat, dehydration, stomach ache! I decided to wait till the weekend. Just too hot!
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