I use two 10 gallon buckets with lever lock lids that I bought at a place that sells a whole bunch of metal barrels and big plastic pickle barrels and such. I don't know if there are any special requirements for a bokashi bucket other than that it be air tight.
yup, i do the same, but with one bucket with a tap in the bottom (and a screen around the intake to stop clogs). bought it at the beermaking supply. With the tap (instead of 2 buckets) it is more important to remember to drain the liquid every day, you have less forgiveness.
Tereza Okava wrote:yup, i do the same, but with one bucket with a tap in the bottom (and a screen around the intake to stop clogs). bought it at the beermaking supply. With the tap (instead of 2 buckets) it is more important to remember to drain the liquid every day, you have less forgiveness.
can you share more of your process? I am about a year into using bokashi to deal with our kitchen scraps and what I have come up with involves filling this 10 gallon bucket with layers of kitchen waste and bokashi, then transferring the bucket to a 55 gallon barrel. When that is full (seems to take about 4 months) I build a large compost pile and layer the fermented food scraps into that. The compost gets super hot and within 10 days there is essentially no visible kitchen waste left.
I'm curious what the liquid draining is for? Also what does your 'finished' product look like out of the bucket and what do you do with it?
i skip your 55 gal drum step but the rest is the same. I'm still discovering what works- i read that mixing the bucket waste with an equal amount of dirt would make good dirt in 2 weeks, that did not happen (stayed rotten). this week i will be burying that experiment along with the bucket contents in a bed that will be planted in a few weeks. my bucket is a stopgap in the summer when my tiny garden doesn't have space to waste on a compost bin.
the liquid i dilute well and use on my plants as a fertilizer. it stinks to high heaven.
I'm already out on my weekend but when i get back I'll take pics.
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