As mentioned in an earlier post, I was looking for and found my “bubbler” from the old tank, complete with the hose and a small air stone. Cut down a lot of comfrey, put about 1/4 of a bucket full (compressed with a rock), added water, started the bubbler and added the lid. Within two days, it was a dark muddy color, and didn’t stink. I didn’t stick my face in it, but it didn’t knock me over when I removed the lid, either. This is a good thing, since it’s right near our front door! Have a lot more comfrey I can experiment with, but I may just continue to aerate five gallon buckets full throughout the rest of the summer.
Aerobic Compost Tea – look up Dr. Elaine Ingham “…Bacteria-dominated compost is best suited to vegetables and herbs, while fungi-dominated compost is good for berries and fruit trees. …”
“… For a four gallon batch, continue to aerate the brew for twenty four hours. The aerobic tea is ready to use when it has either an earthy or “yeasty” smell or a foamy layer on top. If it smells bad, continue to aerate it until the smell goes away…” -from http://burlingtonpermaculture.weebly.com/uploads/4/2/8/9/4289790/liquid_fertilizers_handout.pdf