Any 1 use a hotbin

Hi we have had a hotbin for 3 weeks now, it would not heat up, but it was my fault lol, put to much compost from my darlic compost bin into it.
So changed to a grass and old food mixture, it shot up to over 70c . Then i added more food waste and grass and garden waste, it not is at 48c.
how can i keep it hoter at around 60c ??.
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growvege


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On Tue, 19 Jun 2012 09:45:39 +0000, growvege

'darlic' ? The closest I come is "dalek" -
<http://frugalkiwi.co.nz/2010/07/dalek-compost-bin/
I would expect any proper compost bin to be geared towards generating a proper composting environment - provided that the original material has a proper C:N balance and the mass has some aeration. If the environment is right, the compost mass will produce heat. What about your old bin makes it NOT also a "hotbin" ?

Sounds like you've got WAY too much "N" and not nearly enough "C". Shredded straw, dried grass or leaves ("leaf mold") would increase your "C".
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