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Alternative fuels => Waste Vegetable Oil => Topic started by: captfred on December 16, 2007, 11:01:22 AM

Title: What do you do with the leftover crud
Post by: captfred on December 16, 2007, 11:01:22 AM
Filtering cubies thru screens into drums and let gravity do the rest.  End up with lots of fried food chunks, water and "baby poop" sludge.  Taking the stuff to the transfer station but starting to get odd looks. Don't want to just dump in in the ground.   Is there anything useful to do with the leftovers of this process?  Any ideas or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers, Fred
Title: Re: What do you do with the leftover crud
Post by: biobill on December 16, 2007, 03:59:23 PM
Captfred,
  I have an annual summer solstice party that includes a LARGE bonfire. The leftovers are useful for getting the flames into the 50-60' range when used liberally. Building on an elevated platform this year to allow more air underneath and hoping for 70-80'. There are probably some places where this would not be appropriate.
  They're also useful for attracting wildlife, from small rodents up to and including bears. Perhaps a "roadside attraction" wildlife preserve could turn into a profitable venture.
   Hope this helps ;),  Bill
Title: Re: What do you do with the leftover crud
Post by: clytle374 on December 16, 2007, 08:31:47 PM
I should compost.  Or fertilize if used lightly enough.   
Title: Re: What do you do with the leftover crud
Post by: Oiler on December 16, 2007, 09:37:48 PM
I blent i with woodchips and heat my house. The chips last twice as long.
Title: Re: What do you do with the leftover crud
Post by: Geno on December 16, 2007, 09:52:07 PM
Captfred,
  I have an annual summer solstice party that includes a LARGE bonfire. The leftovers are useful for getting the flames into the 50-60' range when used liberally. Building on an elevated platform this year to allow more air underneath and hoping for 70-80'. There are probably some places where this would not be appropriate.
  They're also useful for attracting wildlife, from small rodents up to and including bears. Perhaps a "roadside attraction" wildlife preserve could turn into a profitable venture.
   Hope this helps ;),  Bill

I think it looks a little like this.

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http://tinyurl.com/2g6xrq

My disposal is much more mundane. I dig a hole in the gravel my barn sits on and dump it in there. I don't know but I'll bet there are millions of very happy microbes and fungi down there.

Thanks, Geno

Title: Re: What do you do with the leftover crud
Post by: draganof on December 16, 2007, 11:34:00 PM
Looks like gravy made from the skillet drippins after cooking up some pork chops. I'm thinkin fresh biscuits will do it up good. ;D