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Old February 21, 2018   #16
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This is an old thread, but I think this fits here. I have an insulated composter where I put all kitchen scraps. It performs well during warm weather, but using it winter time took some practicing. It is -15°C (5°F) outside currently, but the compost is running hot at 50°C (120°F). Week ago it was getting close to freezing in there, but luckily it started the process by itself and the temperature rose quite quickly.

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It is almost wasteful to put it outside: free heating.
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Old February 21, 2018   #18
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that's a killer looking pile. I'm jealous. Mine is suffering due to lack of shredding...but still producing some compost. Slowly.
Ditto! Never measured mine.
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This is an old thread, but I think this fits here. I have an insulated composter where I put all kitchen scraps. It performs well during warm weather, but using it winter time took some practicing. It is -15°C (5°F) outside currently, but the compost is running hot at 50°C (120°F). Week ago it was getting close to freezing in there, but luckily it started the process by itself and the temperature rose quite quickly.

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Very cool! Never saw anything like that.
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Old February 22, 2018   #20
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I made this pile about a week ago. eleven pickup loads of horse manure with wood shavings and I added some ammonium sulfate.
Look how the snow is melting on it...my dog loves to sit atop the pile even when it is single digits outside!
It's been below zero F the last few nights and it's still cooking.
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