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I tried something different and rare with my compost recently. I left about 2 gallons of raw maple syrup in a pail too long and got some sort of odd reaction. Might just be a slight fermentation but since I wasn't sure I decided to dump it in the compost. We had a soaking rain yesterday which might have caused a slight temp increase but since the temperature had leveled off at 130 F I wasn't expecting much from just moisture. What I got two days after adding the syrup was a compost temp of 156 F. A 26 degree jump in two days to temps I have not seen before in this pile. Very exciting.
 
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