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Spent grain uses

Postby gibbiem » Sat Jan 31, 2015 17:26

Anybody make use other than compost or pig feed?

A mate of mine suggested drying it out and use it as fuel for something like meat smoking?
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Re: Spent grain uses

Postby Joe1002 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 17:41

I have seen people use them to make dog treats.

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Re: Spent grain uses

Postby martindisorder » Sat Jan 31, 2015 17:55

Yeah the dog treats go down a treat with my furry friends
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Re: Spent grain uses

Postby LeithR » Sat Jan 31, 2015 17:58

I convert mine into Eggs via the neighbours chickens.

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Re: Spent grain uses

Postby robwalker » Sat Jan 31, 2015 17:59

you can bake it into bread too. there's a rough mention of turning it into bricks for fuel here;

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141020 ... pent-grain

it's also freezable apparently! wonder if you have any veggie/vegan friends who might appreciate it.
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Re: Spent grain uses

Postby Springer » Sat Jan 31, 2015 18:13

I like the idea of burning it, but obviously needs drying out and I am wary of encouraging rats by keeping it hanging around, so don't really fancy composting it as an option either. Yes the smell it gives of after a while. :evil: Have been known to dig it into the garden but never confinced this was a good idea. Gave some to poultry mate but they turned there noses up, should that be beaks. :hmm: Fraid dogs don't get treats, two good meals a day. :)
So a bit of a problem really, as the big boys find. :)

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Re: Spent grain uses

Postby gibbiem » Sat Jan 31, 2015 18:21

Yeah read about baking with it like. Drying and milling to flour. Could keep it in a mango chutney barrel and just keep turning it till its dry? Rats wouldn't get in to it that way
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Re: Spent grain uses

Postby mark1964 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 18:23

our dogs love it and they get a bowl full after a brewday

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Re: Spent grain uses

Postby rpt » Sat Jan 31, 2015 21:12

Mine gets turned into vegetables via the compost bin. Need to look into the bread idea though.

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Re: Spent grain uses

Postby GAZ9053 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 22:26

Can you just throw it for the birds?

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Re: Spent grain uses

Postby krazypara3165 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 23:55

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Re: Spent grain uses

Postby rlemkin » Sun Feb 01, 2015 00:08

GAZ9053 wrote:Can you just throw it for the birds?


I put a bit out for the birds and they were only mildly interested. Couldn't get rid of several kilos easily.. composts quickly though.
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Re: Spent grain uses

Postby CraftyTim » Sun Feb 01, 2015 15:34

It's biodegradable so no harm in chucking in the landfill !

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Re: Spent grain uses

Postby rlemkin » Sun Feb 01, 2015 15:57

CraftyTim wrote:It's biodegradable so no harm in chucking in the landfill !


More and more places are doing foodwaste collections too.. which is better than landfill ;)
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Re: Spent grain uses

Postby gibbiem » Sun Feb 01, 2015 16:23

Yeah something like that would be good. I've got a spare wheelie bin full of the stuff now. Might see if any local farmers fancy trading it for some eggs or something
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Re: Spent grain uses

Postby graysalchemy » Sun Feb 01, 2015 17:16

gibbiem wrote:Yeah read about baking with it like. Drying and milling to flour. Could keep it in a mango chutney barrel and just keep turning it till its dry? Rats wouldn't get in to it that way


I think it would turn mouldy before it dried stuck in a tub.

I use to give mine to the pig man, but I have moved away from his collection run. So in future it will be the bin.

As for using in baking you would need to bake a lot to get rid of a days brewing worth of grains.

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Re: Spent grain uses

Postby gibbiem » Sun Feb 01, 2015 17:58

Yeah true. We'd all be eating biscuits for months!!!
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Re: Spent grain uses

Postby robwalker » Sun Feb 01, 2015 18:10

graysalchemy wrote:
gibbiem wrote:Yeah read about baking with it like. Drying and milling to flour. Could keep it in a mango chutney barrel and just keep turning it till its dry? Rats wouldn't get in to it that way


I think it would turn mouldy before it dried stuck in a tub.

I use to give mine to the pig man, but I have moved away from his collection run. So in future it will be the bin.

As for using in baking you would need to bake a lot to get rid of a days brewing worth of grains.


I was talking more just chucking some grain in the mix and some on the top. Making your own flour sounds daunting!

There's a lot of good info on Brooklyn Brew Shop;

http://brooklynbrewshop.com/themash/cat ... grainchef/

there's a falafel recipe that doesn't need any drying or owt. maybe that could be a base for some interesting stuff.

http://brooklynbrewshop.com/themash/rec ... d-falafel/

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Re: Spent grain uses

Postby graysalchemy » Sun Feb 01, 2015 18:13

Spent grains for flour wouldn't be much good as all the sugars would have been taken out so not much good for baking.

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Re: Spent grain uses

Postby LeeH » Sun Feb 01, 2015 18:41

Good thread, I hate throwing it away. Friend has some chickens but the turned their beaks away from it.....fussy little gits.

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Re: Spent grain uses

Postby rpt » Sun Feb 01, 2015 21:53

CraftyTim wrote:It's biodegradable so no harm in chucking in the landfill !

Actually that's not strictly true. It's better that nothing goes to landfill as they are filling up. Obviously it's not as bad as plastic or dangerous chemicals, but the more that's reused, recycled or composted the better.

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Re: Spent grain uses

Postby Exe Brewer » Sun Feb 08, 2015 19:19

My chickens are crazy for it, it's always a shame when I run out of it. I would be more than happy to exchange a few eggs for a few kilos of used grain.
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Re: Spent grain uses

Postby gibbiem » Sun Feb 08, 2015 20:15

Where you based mate?
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Re: Spent grain uses

Postby Exe Brewer » Sun Feb 08, 2015 20:58

gibbiem wrote:Where you based mate?


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Re: Spent grain uses

Postby gibbiem » Sun Feb 08, 2015 21:44

In you username actually ha ha! Wouldn't want to be the delivery man dropping off a black bin bag full of cold wet grain like!
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