Professional Compost Tea Brew Kits (Bacterial)

Compost Tea Brew Kits
$19.00 each
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Our bacterial compost tea brew kits made specifically for the needs of all herbaceous plants, turf grass, annuals, most vegetables and legumes.
We make our compost specifically for compost tea brewing or for those who make liquid compost extracts. Our methods and protocols have resulted in consistently high numbers of beneficial soil microbes. Every batch of our compost is independent tested which qualifies microbial biomass and activity. We also test for the presence of e coli.
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Pre-measured for all commercial compost tea brewers, our bacterial brew kits are formulated for early succession plants, ideal for all soils lacking in bacterial biomass and activity.
We offer an unparalleled diversity of beneficial soil biology in our professional brew kits. In addition to bacteria, there is also an abundance of fungi, protozoa, micro-arthropods and nematodes.
If a soil test is not available, we suggest that you order the fungal kits since they contain the best possible diversity in your actively aerated compost tea.
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Premium quality bacterial compost and food resources are included with all compost tea brew kits. The recipe is formulated with a number different organic ingredients so that maximum microbial diversity and development can occur during the brew cycle. All of the components for making completely natural, consistent quality compost teas are included in every kit. The food source component of each brew kit is specifically formulated for bacterial and fungal balance of your finished compost tea or liquid compost extract.

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Understand that every compost tea brewing machine is different and that there are many nuances which can effect compost tea quality and diversity. We've outlined a number of important factors which can influence your outcomes and impact on soil plants

  • Aeration: Sufficient aeration is essential. If your brewer cannot produce and maintain at lease 6 PPM (parts per million) dissolved oxygen, you may be selecting for biology that is less than desirable in high concentrations.

  • Cleanliness of Brewer and Sprayer: If your equipment is not cleaned after each use, the accumulation of anaerobic may negatively affect the desired biology that helps plants in high concentrations.

  • Extraction System: Your extraction system can have a big influence over diversity, particularly fungi and protozoa. The compost must move freely withing the extraction chamber. Beware of compost tea brewers which lack air inputs within the compost bag.

  • Design of Brewer: All too often, we see compost tea brewers with mechanical water circulation pumps which shred and destroy beneficial biology. Another factor to be aware of is inaccessible plumbing. If you cannot reach all areas of the compost tea brewer, you will no be able to clean properly.

  • Temperature of Water: Colder temperatures (55 to 65 degrees) will require longer brewing cycles. Conversely, warmer water (65 to 75 degrees) will normally result in good results within 24 to 36 hours.

  • Duration of Brewing Cycle: One day (24 hours) fits well into many business cycles, however you may wish to brew for longer periods to realize the full potential of your compost tea. Longer brew cycles can greatly increase protozoa populations, however, damage fungal communities.

  • Food Resources: Too much of anything is not good and this is often the case. Be particularly careful of bacterial foods (such as molasses) which can drastically lower dissolved oxygen. This will cause your brew to become anaerobic, decreasing its effectiveness as a soil amendment..

  • Quality of Compost: Remember, you cannot extract what's not there. We suggest buying only compost which has been independently tested by a qualified laboratory. Remember also that human pathogens can be an issue. Only use compost that has been tested

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