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Kris Arbanas
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I am having trouble sourcing a large compost tea brewer in N. America. Does anyone have any sources of 200-300gallon (1000litre) compost tea brewer kits for a reasonable price? There seems to be only small 50gal versions around and anything larger I can only find on Australian websites. I know there are DIY designs out there but I don't have time to search around for all the individual parts and would rather buy an all in proven design.
 
R Scott
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http://vortexbrewer.com/products/vortex-brewer/

They say they have one, I know I have seen others. I have seed a kit, too, that included everything but the tank--the shipping on the tank is the killer. You have to call them to figure out shipping.
 
Frank Brentwood
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250 Gallon Tote Aeration System

A quick Google Search found that link. If you can locally source an IBC Tote, it might be a viable solution.

I have NO experience with or connection to that company and their website looks a bit sparse to me. As with anything on the intarwebz, 'Let the buyer beware'.
 
Kris Arbanas
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Thanks R Scott, I never seen those ones before. I was on that XLNT Scott and they only seem to have an empty IBC tote and a IBC tote full with compost tea but no brewer. I think they are more of a compost tea supplier than a brewer supplier. Thanks though.
 
Gary Strehlow
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Here is on tea brewer that is very good and comes in 500 gal. It is made in Cottage Grove, Oregon. You can also go to the Soil Food Web Site.

http://www.composttea.com/
 
Kris Arbanas
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Thanks Gary, another one I hadn't found yet and even in my area
 
norm graham
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Compost is not that complicated. The best compost I have ever seen and used, was created using simple chicken wire around a compost pile. That's it, it's not that complicated. No turning, etc. HE (Ernie Pisano), threw anything/everything organic into the area, and egg shells. Food scraps, fall Leaves. He also added some lime, and let it overwinter. He might throw a tarp over it to keep the fruit flys down, but not always. HE had two of these bins. After his death, I pulled the wire, and used his compost. Whoa. I had bags and bags of food from my garden, and ended up throwing way too much of it away (I could not get rid of it fast enough). The bulbs from the flowers, quadroupled and started chocking each other out. (So, I needed to dig then out and split/thin the bulbs). He had more leaves then food scraps in the bins.
I have also had good luck using freshwater seaweed under tomatoes, but the plants get huge, perhaps too big, although the crop was nice, the plants were six feet tall. Also had good luck using fish poop water. (Throw a dozen feeder fish in a tiny $35 lowes fish pond, and you have green fish poop water every few days.). Not a complete fertilizer, but it could not be simpler. This is what I use until the compost finishes it's yearly wait.
 
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