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What are "bubblers"?

 
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Hi Eric. My husband is from up around Milwaukee and all these references to "bubblers" has me a bit confused. Is this like something that aerates the tea, or mixes it?
 
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Hi Eric. My husband is from up around Milwaukee and all these references to "bubblers" has me a bit confused. Is this like something that aerates the tea, or mixes it?



Hi Lee,

You are correct in that it is something that aerates tea. Set-ups start from around 5 gallons. It is part of a way of making compost tea that encourages microorganisms (AACT) - Actively Aerated Compost Tea. The set ups are usually composted of some bubbling device like you might get in ponds, a bucket and then various ingredients being added, the main one understandably being compost. Some people suspend the compost in muslin or a stocking in the bucket. Hope that clears it up.

If you are doing it I would recommend you stir also. I have included a photo self-plagiarised from my book.
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