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CJs12Brewing 11-18-2012 09:47 PM

Spent Grains
I was wondering if anybody knew if there are any nutrients left in the grains after the mashing process

Badlizard 11-18-2012 11:33 PM

The birds in my back yard seem to think so.

WoolyBooger 11-19-2012 12:36 AM

I know some people and even breweries will feed their spent grains to livestock or poultry. So there must be some nutritional value to it.

edds5p0 11-19-2012 12:38 AM

I eat mine as a breakfast cereal with milk and honey. It fills me up and gives me extra fiber in my diet.

de3isit 11-19-2012 12:40 AM

farms use them as fillers for the animals. My wife makes dog biscuits with them.

KBentley57 11-19-2012 12:54 AM

check this pdf out. +1 to farmers feeding it to the animals, we've done it for years.


TAPPAR 11-19-2012 03:25 AM

Our chickens love them!

MTate37 11-19-2012 04:16 AM


Originally Posted by edds5p0
I eat mine as a breakfast cereal with milk and honey. It fills me up and gives me extra fiber in my diet.

Do you eat them wet or dry them first?

HopHoarder 11-19-2012 04:22 AM

There's a company on Bend, Oregon (LOVE that town) who contracted with Boneyard Brewery to make dogfood out of their spent grains. Not sure how good that really is for dogs, but there seems to be a market for it, at least out there. As for me, my spent grains seem to make a great addition to my parent's compost pile. I have a friend who brings his spent grains to a chicken farmer who in turn gives him a dozen eggs, that's a pretty good deal.

rgontasz 11-19-2012 05:06 AM

I make pizza dough and dog treats. It goes a long way, so what I don't freeze, I take it to the local farmer's market/farmer to use for compost. At least I feel better about it growing into food for others than just dumping it in the trash! Support local and look out for your farmers! They will help you when it counts! (my local market lets me pick ingredients for crazy small batch ideas). Last year, he let me pick buds off of fresh local Douglas Firs for a pine/lavender saison that I brewed for the holidays. It was amazing and he didn't charge me a dime!

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