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What to do with scavenged bread: make biochar

 
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My chooks don't much care for bread.
They must be getting plenty of food, because they will usually snub their beaks at it.
But I will sometimes dive a dumpster, and bring home bread, rather than leave empty space in the car.
So I tried it in my charcoal retort, and the results are excellent!
It breaks up easily, packs in to the retort if its fresh, or wet, and it diverts a waste stream.
Also, I promised my wife no more fermenting things, so bread beer/vinegar is out of the question.

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You can save some in the freezer, use to make breadcrumbs for other recipes, or maybe bread pudding. I just got around to emptying out the downstairs freezer a few weeks ago, there was still bread from the panera dumpster from 2005 in there. So... don't put it in an obscure freezer nobody uses maybe.
 
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Nice all that's left to do is inoculate it and put it into the ground.

If you grow "potted plants" (I prefer containerized plants for the term) you can use inoculated biochar as 1/6 th of your soil mix and get great results from those plants.
It also seems to keep the soil fresher smelling because of the microbiome.
 
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You could probably just run it through the toaster with it turned on high!  * grin *

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Nice! Bonus points for ingenuity!
 
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