Have about 2 of these trailers full of stems, total weight unknown at this point, any suggestions on selling, using or should I just go ahead and compost it?
Is it possible to make toothpicks w/ them? or compressed fire logs, I can join the sales team if you can do either.
I live in the woods in a cabin with a wood stove. I’ve stacked up some stalks before and burnt them in my wood stove for heat. Pelletize and feed them into a pellet stove…
I was told it doesn’t make good pellets. Not impossible tho
There are totally companies out there making all kinds of stuff that use the stalks instead of leaves/flower. If I had such nice looking stalks I’d be looking to turn them into pellets or hemp-crete.
I’ve made stems into pellets for animal bedding before - but I couldn’t get anyone to buy it cause they were worried the animals would eat the hemp…
Other than that I’ve always composted - I run them through a chipper first so they break down faster. And then that compost grows my tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers the following year.
Sure love to know what you end up doing with them.
Wow. That’s fucking beautiful.
Full disclosure: just a random Google picture lol. My sister has a bunch made from willow stems but hers isn’t quite as pretty.
knew you were a basket case…
That is the pun I needed at the end of a looonnngg day, thank you!
If you “can” pelletize them, I wo der how they would work in a pellet smoker? Or I use pellets for my ferrets litter pans. At 4.00/40lb bag, you cant beat it.
I’ve dry rubbed keif on wings & in the pellets it made for a damn tasty garanimals grilled/smoked chicken
I believe pelleted they don’t have the same btu as other materials. I discussed this over the winter when I was thinking of doing fire logs. I think compressed fire logs are the way to go.
Are you f!"$%£$ serious!!!
I wish you could have inspired me to do this 10 years ago …
That is epic ! It has got to be the most ingenious and beautiful use for grow waste i have ever seen.
Did you dry the stems and oil them to do this ? Or use them wet and let them dry ?
Edit : …
Not fair ! I feel cheated !!!
Sorry for the tease. With the willow branches they don’t even really need to be green, I suspect cannabis would be about the same. Certainly soaking them and weaving them wet would work
In the studies I read they have to be turned into coke via pyrolosis in order to achieve efficiencies similar to charcoal.
It was a helluva tease
This went over my head, will have to make the deep dive on this later tonight. Thanks