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Compost Tea Recipe

Post  Razed Bed on 5/3/2015, 11:46 am

To me, compost tea is part of my composting addiction.  I think I love to compost so much, because I have to drag our trash container 200 feet down a steep hill on garbage collection day, and it is easier to drag a half-filled container than one filled over the top that does not allow the top to close (then the crows, squirrels, and other critters have a go at what's in there, making a mess before the truck arrives).

We have a rather large compost heap with two windrows of cold compost and three garbage cans using the 14-day hot compost method that I previously sent a link to.

Here it is again for those that cannot find it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDPAbkUUT-o

Again, we substitute ingredients in this method, choosing nutritional or brewer's yeast, succanat, and chicken poop in place of beer and soda.  We have just started replacing the ammonia with alfalfa.

This alone is a great compost tea in itself, but we are nuts for fortification, so we add the following.

A handful of humus scraped from our woods
Extra alfalfa meal
Kelp meal
Extra yeast
Extra succanat
Bragg's Liquid Amino's
Fish Hydrolysate
Worm Castings

We then fill our burlap bag (we got this from Boogie Brew when we ordered their compost tea 3 years ago).  I would estimate it is about 5 pounds of formula.

This goes into a 32-gallon garbage container filled about 80% full of water.

Because our water here is poisoned with chloramine, we use 2 grams of vitamin c crystals to separate the ammonia and chloride ions in the water, and we let it sit outside for 2 days to outgas. 

After not getting the best results with aquarium pumps and air stones in our 5-gallon buckets, we bought a stronger pump at Harbor Freight.  The baby is about 10 times more powerful than the aquarium pumps you see Youtubers using in their compost tea videos.

We cover the container loosely to keep the foam from going over the top, but leave it open enough for fresh air to get through.

Importantly, you need a temperature between about 68 and 74 degrees, so we brew this in our garage in the Spring and Summer, where the temperature stays about 65 degrees.  By opening a garage door, it raises the temperature up to about 72. 

We then brew it for two days, beginning about 6:30 AM on a Thursday so it will be ready at 6:30 AM on Saturday.

We fill a sprayer with full strength compost tea, and then we dilute the rest by adding one gallon of tea to 3 gallons of water and begin quickly using the tea on all our crops.  My wife pours the tea on the crops, while I follow behind to foliar spray with the sprayer.

It is important to fully clean all the parts so that bad organisms don't form on them.

Here is the guru that got me hooked on the process.  His name is Bruce Deuley.

http://dchall.home.texas.net/organic/teamaker/PDFs/brewer.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGISMHOCuhU&feature=player_embedded

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Promoting plant growth with Compost Teas

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Plant growth promotion with compost extract

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The Compost Tea brewing Manual

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Boogie Brew & YouTube Vloggers

Post  dstack on 9/20/2016, 8:23 pm

@has55 wrote:
Have you tried Boogie Brew?  I just started watching John's videos (GrowingYourGreens.com) and learned about Josh's BB.  I'm in the experimental phase of various ingredients along with my compost, and very much a newbie to compost tea.  BTW, I've learned so much from John, along with a few other organic gardeners on YouTube.
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Re: Compost Tea Recipe

Post  has55 on 9/20/2016, 10:19 pm

I like boogis brew one stop brewing. simple and easy to use. Let me know your results. I'm working with dr. Ingham program and seeing if I can cut back on tea brewing. will keep you updated this year. I decided I rather use boogie brew if I'm going to make tea. it 's product is alive.
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Post  dstack on 9/21/2016, 5:25 am

@has55 wrote:I like boogis brew one stop brewing. simple and easy to use. Let me know your results. I'm working with dr. Ingham program and seeing if I can cut back on tea brewing. will keep you updated this year. I decided I rather use boogie brew if I'm going to make tea. it 's product is alive.
Yes, please keep me updated.
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