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Are the hops in beer wort still dangerous to dogs after being composted? Answered

I make beer. I make compost. I would like to use the former, to assist the latter. However, as most home-brewers already know, hops are very dangerous to dogs. This made me wonder: If I use the wort that I strain out of my homemade beer, will the hops in the gooey mess still be dangerous to my dogs if they get into the compost days/weeks/months later?

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NachoMahmaBest Answer (author)2010-05-25

.  According to the Wikipedia article on dog health (my emphasis): "Even small amounts of hops can trigger a potentially deadly reaction, even if the hops are "spent" after use in brewing."
.  A Q&D search did not turn up just what about hops is toxic, so I can't tell if it would decompose during composting or not. :(  Better safe than sorry.

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lemonie (author)NachoMahma2010-05-26

I can't find what either, but it seems to be the case


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