teaser about mini composting equipment in development

I am using a $12 crock pot to pre-compost food scraps, then feed it to worms. In 24 hours a mix of food scraps and earthworm casts placed in the crock pot turned to black material, indicating it’s breaking down. It smells like wet soil, and I’m working on controlling the smell. It stabilizes at 153F but I plant to reduce that temperature by changing the hot plate thermostat threshold. For thermophilic compost, the optimal temperature range is 135° -160° Fahrenheit.

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