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Wasted beer and alcohol to produce what?

 
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Hello permie community,

I am currently in college and as happens at almost all colleges, there is a significant amount of drinking that happens. Party after party, I've seen hundred of half finished cups, bottles, and cans of beer, sugary cocktails, and wine been left to be poured down the drain by the poor hosts of the party. My question is, what can I do with this leftover alcohol? I love the idea of composting (regular, vermi-, and with black soldier fly larvae); using waste product to grow or feed something else. Beer and the aforementioned drinks have a ton of sugar and other carbs that could be used to grow something productive, I just do not know what. I've done a little research and haven't found much. The idea of using it as a starter for a compost pile is interesting but there is a loooootttttt of wasted beer on campus, enough to start hundreds of compost piles I do not have.

Looking for any suggestions...thanks!
 
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Add it to wet composting barrels a la David the Good's Fetid Swamp Water:  
 
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Feed it to the pigs!
Makes them happy, calm, and fat.
 
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William Bronson wrote:Vinegar.



I'm curious to know what would happen if it all was just poured onto the ground. Would the alcohol be bad for the soil life, or would they like it?

If not good, and the person dealing with all this leftover alcohol is not permie-minded enough to make plant-based fertilizer out of it and/or doesn't have enough applications for it, would letting it sit in a bucket for a while, then pouring it out on the lawn, be a possible solution?


 
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I came across this link with details of what you can do with leftover beer: http://allaboutbeer.com/article/beer-around-the-house-and-garden/

Briefly:
- make traps for flying bugs
- use beer to polish metals, or to soak rusty nails or other metal parts
- slug bait (probably the best-known use of leftover beer)
- composting
- use to water plants (adds nutrients too) - so yes, in answer to your question, it's fine to pour the leftovers onto the ground
- may be used for cooking (base for sauces, liquids in crockpot, etc. - perhaps best used for dregs in poured bottles, rather than cups people have been drinking from!)
- cleaning bathtubs and other surfaces, mixed with some salt and/or baking soda
- pale beer may work as stain lifter for fabric
- hair rinse (another classic use)
 
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Andrea Locke wrote:I came across this link with details of what you can do with leftover beer: http://allaboutbeer.com/article/beer-around-the-house-and-garden/

Briefly:
- make traps for flying bugs
- use beer to polish metals, or to soak rusty nails or other metal parts
- slug bait (probably the best-known use of leftover beer)
- composting
- use to water plants (adds nutrients too) - so yes, in answer to your question, it's fine to pour the leftovers onto the ground
- may be used for cooking (base for sauces, liquids in crockpot, etc. - perhaps best used for dregs in poured bottles, rather than cups people have been drinking from!)
- cleaning bathtubs and other surfaces, mixed with some salt and/or baking soda
- pale beer may work as stain lifter for fabric
- hair rinse (another classic use)



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