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Topic: Chaf down the garbage disposal? (12 msgs / 321 lines)
1) From: Phil Bergman Jungle Music
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Simple question:  Do others put chaf down the garbage disposal?  I've been
doing it for a while with no obvious ill effects.  But, I've heard grounds
are bad for the sewer and better thrown into the garden.  Chaf seems so
light and thin, I would think it shouldn't be a problem.  Comments?
Phil

2) From: Dennis Ryan
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Never. It goes in the garden, lawn or compost pile along with all  
spent grounds.
On Dec 28, 2007, at 8:38 AM, Phil Bergman Jungle Music wrote:
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Never. It goes in the garden, =
lawn or compost pile along with all spent grounds.
On Dec 28, = 2007, at 8:38 AM, Phil Bergman Jungle Music wrote:
= Simple question: Do others put chaf down = the garbage disposal? I've been doing it for a while with no obvious = ill effects. But, I've heard grounds are bad for the sewer and better = thrown into the garden. Chaf seems so light and thin, I would think = it shouldn't be a problem. Comments? Phil = --Apple-Mail-1--644248911--

3) From: Allon Stern
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On Dec 28, 2007, at 7:38 AM, "Phil Bergman Jungle Music"  wrote:
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I've been saving the chaff from my meager roasts. So far, it doesn't  
amount to a whole lot; I figure at some point I'll release it into the  
wild as biodegradable confetti. :-)
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On Dec 28, 2007, at 7:38 AM, "Phil Bergman Jungle Music" <phil.bergman> wrote:
Simple 
question:  Do others put chaf down the garbage disposal?  I've been 
doing it for a while with no obvious ill effects.  But, I've heard grounds 
are bad for the sewer and better thrown into the garden.  Chaf seems so 
light and thin, I would think it shouldn't be a problem.  
Comments?
Phil
I've been saving the chaff from my meager roasts. So far, it doesn't amount to a whole lot; I figure at some point I'll release it into the wild as biodegradable confetti. :-)
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4) From: Brett Mason
I use an organic chaff distribution method:
  The popper puts it all over the back porch.  The wind carries it to
the lawn, garden, and my wife's furniture.  Sometimes I sweep to
assist, but I use a traditional broom, nothing plastic EVER touches
the chaff...
  My BBQ drum is emptied into cooling trays that lay on the cool
cement, or the ice/snow in the backyard.  The wind again does a
natural distribution, and eventually the snow and ice will melt,
taking much of the chaff with it.  I do have to vaccuum indoors when
we track the stuff in, but that's in addition to the mud and debris
that 7 sons track in from playing in the woods....
Some chaff does make it to the grinder, but is not recognizable beyond
that step...
Brett
On 12/28/07, Phil Bergman Jungle Music  wrote:
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5) From: Bob
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It blows in the wind from my house. EXCEPT for the Gene Cafe and that =
gets dumped in the waste basket.
Bob ~ Denver'sh

6) From: Justin Marquez
Occasionally when the weather is very dry (sort of an uncommon thing in the
Houston, TX area), leftovers of ground chaff will adhere via static
electricity to the plastic catchbin on my grinder.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
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7) From: Aaron Scholten
I throw mine down the disposal it hasn't hurt a thing yet to behonest.  
I also throw grounds down there too, just make sure you run water 
through when done, like you should with any load down a disposal.
Aaron

8) From: raymanowen
"It blows in the wind from my house.
EXCEPT for the Gene Cafe and that gets dumped in the waste basket."
Not a very good recommendation for the $500, 12oz GC, methinks... -ro
On Dec 28, 2007 10:56 AM, Bob  wrote:
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9) From: MSMB
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I figure they make good compost.  If you do not have a compost pile consider
starting one.  Even if you live in an apartment in NYC there must be a way,
though I have to admit I am not sure how.  My wife has told me that Mike
McGraff on NPR's "You bet your garden" said that coffee grounds were bad for
your compost.  But I think I heard him say recently that they were; he has
recanted.  We continue to use them and think they are great for the garden.  
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Subject: +RE: Chaf down the garbage disposal?
Simple question:  Do others put chaf down the garbage disposal?  I've been
doing it for a while with no obvious ill effects.  But, I've heard grounds
are bad for the sewer and better thrown into the garden.  Chaf seems so
light and thin, I would think it shouldn't be a problem.  Comments?
Phil

10) From: John Despres
Apartment composting is possible by using worms. My wife has been 
looking into it and a neighbor does it in his basement. There is no 
odor. Plenty of material available on the 'net. Worms, however do not 
consume coffee grounds. Neither do I for that matter, so I don't expect 
them to. But I don't know if worms digest chaff.
JD
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11) From: Aaron
Coffee grounds are bad for the environment,  they contain caffeine.  I 
used to throw them into my compost heap, but one day I dug out a few 
worms to go fishing with... The pole bent over, and when I finally got 
it reeled in, it was too late, the worm had already eaten the fish.
Seriously though, I used to have a compost pile but gave it up for the 
time being.   Your chaff you can actually just spread on top of the soil 
around your plants if you want.  I generally chunk mine down the drain, 
but occasionally throw it around the plant pots.  Coffee grounds are 
good too, though not in large quantities.  They will also help with 
drainage too I am told.
For what it's worth, every day I take a cup of coffee in the car with me 
for the drive to work.  Since I use a swiss gold, the cup ends up with a 
bit of sediment in it.  Generally I don't suck the cup dry, so there is 
an inch or so of coffee in the bottom.  (yah blasphemous I know but 
nobody's perfect)... every day when I get home from work, on the walk to 
the door, past my porch, Ill swish the cup and dump the remains sludge 
and all into my coffee plant growing there.   The plant seems to be 
doing very well with no signs of any ill health for it.
Aaron

12) From: Allon Stern
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I figure they make good compost. =  If you do not have a compost pile consider starting one.  Even if you = live in an apartment in NYC there must be a way, though I have to admit I am not = sure how.  My wife has told me that Mike McGraff on NPR’s “= You bet your garden” said that coffee grounds were bad for your compost. =  But I think I heard him say recently that they were; he has recanted. =  We continue to use them and think they are great for the = garden.

Heh. I'm reminded of a = friend of mine who used to live in NYC (Hell's Kitchen) - he took pride = in his compost pile. The again, he did have a small terrace on which he = kept his garden. It was a cool place.
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