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Old 06-21-2014, 03:35 PM   #11
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We made the Brooklyn Beer Shop recipe for banana bread recently with spent grains and it was yummy.

My wife has a dehydrator, and part of cleanup on brew day is putting the spent grains in the dehydrator. They taste like grape nuts when dried. We usually use a food processor to crunch them into a course flour then use them in other recipes. Unprocessed, they are good as cereal, or mixed in with yogurt. I'll even eat a handful now and then like granola. There's still quite a bit of residual sweetness.

Maybe I should have her post some of her recipes here.

I am only doing 1 gallon batches so its a little easier to dehydrate that much.

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Old 06-21-2014, 10:42 PM   #12
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I dry 4 to 6 pounds of grains in a 200F oven for the few hours it takes to dry'em out. Save in 1 gallon zip lock freezer bags till needed. Grind into flour in my Mr Coffee burr grinder on the finest espresso setting.

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My chicken enjoys my spent grains! It does save on feed costs. She loves them.


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That spent grain chef site from Brooklyn is a great site for recipes too.

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I dehydrated a little bit of the spent grain from the batch of Edwort's Haus Pale Ale I made on Friday. Maybe I could have fit a little more on to the dehydrator but not a hell of a more. The amount I dried didn't make a real big difference to the amount that got tossed in the trash. I plan to grind the bit I dried into flour and use it that way. If it turns out that I like it then I will put a little planning into harvesting more of my spent grains next time around.

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I use some in bread making along with unfermented wort as the the liquid. Makes a damned heavy bread if you overdo it though. I often use the slop from fermenter as the yeast source.

I have eaten more in a roundabout way - mixing the spent grain with straw and growing oyster mushrooms on it. It's prone to contamination but gives a good crop.

Most of it goes into the increasingly fat woodpigeons that hang around in in garden. I'd eat them but since I reared one of them that seems a bit mean.

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