Originally Posted by CT Guy
Baby oatmeal could be use as a way to increase your active fungi, prior to brewing. You would add it to your compost 3-5 days before you brew.
Vegetable oil may be used in small amounts to combat foaming. A couple of teaspoons in a 5 gal. bucket typically does the trick. Foaming occurs most frequently when using worm castings, so if you are using a vermicompost, you may want to just add the veg. oil at the beginning of the brew cycle.
I have used baby oatmeal and regular oatmeal. I used to let it sit in a bucket with coffee grounds mixed with water (tepid) and then add to the soil and to my teas. LOL Jaykush, said it used to make him sick to his stomach.
CT, is it more effective added to the tea or to the soil. What is your take on that? I had good luck adding it to the soil in most cases but did find it ineffective in some cases using the same soil compounds.