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We make our own spirits and I would like to know if I can use the leftover brew on the garden. It seems such a waste to throw it down the sink. Its just water, sugar and yeast, all the alcohol has been taken out. Also, could I put the used carbon filters on the garden?


I see no reason why you shouldn't recycle water, sugar and yeast in the garden. The only problem I can see is that the yeast will smell as it rots and may attract vermin.

I suggest that you decompose the yeast and sugar in a compost heap, making sure that you have a good mix of twiggy, fibrous material with your rich brew so you don't end up with a foul-smelling mess.

The carbon filters, assuming they are just carbon, should be fine in the compost heap as well.

UnitecAdvice by Dr Dan Blanchon from Unitec's Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture and Bachelor of Resource Management.

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