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 Post subject: Barley in compost?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:02 am 
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I have friends who are starting a distillery here in Waco. Production should start in a week or so and once they get going, they will have probably over a 1,000 lbs. of spent barley each week. They are looking for solutions to recycle this.

I suggested composting and some other friends in town at a farm called World Hunger Relief are looking at the potential of taking it for composting.

From homebrewing beer I have had about a 5 gallon bucket worth of barley in the past that I've put in my compost. The animals (donkey, goats) will munch a little, but not very much because it begins to ferment quickly since it is wet.

It also gets a sour smell within a couple days and attracts a certain kind of butterfly.

Any ideas on the benefit of composting something like this, especially in these quantities? Other ideas?

Thanks,

Justin Clark
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Waco, TX

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:41 pm 
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Sounds like a great high nitrogen green source for composting!

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