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Home Made Slug Juice for 'Beer Traps'

Posted by egnilk66 9 - Southern Califor (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 11, 12 at 13:08

I have just tried something new...I made a makeshift quick-beer for the beer traps instead of using good (or even bad) beer. It's MUCH cheaper.

I start with a one gallon cider jug (but any large container should work).
Into that I put some wheat bran and some barley (not totally necessary, but I figure I will sprinkle that around the garden for them to eat once we get to the bottom of the jug (I read that the bran makes them swell....to death). I put a couple table spoons of yeast into the jug with a cup or two of sugar. Then I top that up with lukewarm water. Let that sit for a few days and put it in your beer traps (yogurt cups, etc)

1. Gallon Jug
2. 2 T Yeast...any will do.
3. 2 C sugar (any kind)
4. 1 Cup Bran (not required)
5. 1 Cup whole grain wheat or barley (not required)

This mixture seems to be working just fin! and at the cost of about $2/Gallon.


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RE: Home Made Slug Juice for 'Beer Traps'

I'll definitely be trying this! It almost always makes me cry, wasting perfectly good beer. :( Mucho thanks! :)


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RE: Home Made Slug Juice for 'Beer Traps'

  • Posted by egnilk66 9 - Southern Califor (My Page) on
    Mon, Sep 3, 12 at 0:44

;) My pleasure.


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RE: Home Made Slug Juice for 'Beer Traps'

This gives me an idea! Sometimes I get quite a bit of hooch in my sourdough starter. It has alcohol. Will it attract slugs? Have to try make a slug trap instead of dumping it in compost. There is an army of them now when it rains. Thanks!


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RE: Home Made Slug Juice for 'Beer Traps'

  • Posted by egnilk66 9 - Southern Califor (My Page) on
    Sun, Nov 18, 12 at 21:41

Yes, it should work. Let us know!


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RE: Home Made Slug Juice for 'Beer Traps'

Finally the first slug or maybe it was an accident. Will try your recipe with sourdough wash out and corn syrup.


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RE: Home Made Slug Juice for 'Beer Traps'

Hmm... something wrong with my posting here. Check out my post in this forum at "slugs at chard under agribond..."

Here is a link that might be useful: Lively Dirt - The Garden Blog


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RE: Home Made Slug Juice for 'Beer Traps'

I've had *some* success with a molasses/water solution.


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