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Re: What to do with post boil hops?
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2015, 03:18:46 PM »
For me, it depends.  Certain varieties of hops that I know my wife doesn't like go into the trash.  Others go into the compost, but our bin is completely enclosed and no dogs around it.
I didn't quite get the decision making process. Are you punishing the hops your wife doesn't like?  ???
Pretty simple.  My wife usually deals with the compost bin while I'm dealing with cleanup.  So, at the point of mixing in the new compost material, she's going to be the one to smell it.

I was wondering the same thing.  Your wife can differentiate composted hops? Impressive.
lol nope, but she can certainly differentiate the hop aromas she likes or doesn't like straight out of the boil.
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Re: What to do with post boil hops?
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2015, 07:20:43 PM »
For me, it depends.  Certain varieties of hops that I know my wife doesn't like go into the trash.  Others go into the compost, but our bin is completely enclosed and no dogs around it.
I didn't quite get the decision making process. Are you punishing the hops your wife doesn't like?  ???
Pretty simple.  My wife usually deals with the compost bin while I'm dealing with cleanup.  So, at the point of mixing in the new compost material, she's going to be the one to smell it.

I was wondering the same thing.  Your wife can differentiate composted hops? Impressive.
lol nope, but she can certainly differentiate the hop aromas she likes or doesn't like straight out of the boil.

That's still pretty impressive!
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Re: What to do with post boil hops?
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2015, 09:21:42 PM »
Compost or trash. Depends on whether it is whole hops and if a lot were used. More hops increases the likelihood of the compost bin and if I use grain that also gets composted.

I use hop bags so it's easy to dump hops out.
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Re: What to do with post boil hops?
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2015, 10:00:22 PM »
Compost or trash. Depends on whether it is whole hops and if a lot were used. More hops increases the likelihood of the compost bin and if I use grain that also gets composted.
On which occasions would you use hops and not use grain?  ;)

Yeah, spent grain here almost always gets composted.  The occasions where it doesn't it either gets turned into bread or dog treats.

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Re: What to do with post boil hops?
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2015, 12:51:08 AM »
Compost or trash. Depends on whether it is whole hops and if a lot were used. More hops increases the likelihood of the compost bin and if I use grain that also gets composted.
On which occasions would you use hops and not use grain?  ;)

Yeah, spent grain here almost always gets composted.  The occasions where it doesn't it either gets turned into bread or dog treats.

Ah. I don't eschew the use of malt extract.
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Re: What to do with post boil hops?
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2015, 02:42:13 AM »
The spent hops are bagged and put in the trash. I don't want to be responsible for the demise of someone's pet.
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Re: What to do with post boil hops?
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2015, 02:51:21 AM »
Ah. I don't eschew the use of malt extract.
Ah, well that makes sense.  I guess I've been AG long enough to not even think of that.  Not quite sure how I feel about that.