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Old 02-28-2007, 09:30 PM   #21
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Ed, that's an awesome pic. I love neighborhoods that have deer roaming around!

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Old 02-28-2007, 09:47 PM   #22
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Mine go in my tomato garden. I've been thinking I should make some spent grain bread one of these days, but so far I haven't gotten around to it.

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Old 02-28-2007, 10:03 PM   #23
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I have deer, turkey, rabbits, squirrels, etc running around in my woods. I see 'em regularly. I dump them out back at the edge of the woods with the hopes that some varmint will come up and eat 'em. So far, most of the critters leave em alone.

I've often wondered as well, that with all the spent hops and hop seeds that I've been dumping, do you think there's any possibility I'll have some hops sprout up eventually??

I know that there are some wild hops near where I live that sprouted up from an old brewery that is now defunct. .

just a thought. I guess even if they did come up, I still wouldn't know what strain they were. (I guess that could be fun, too).

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Old 02-28-2007, 10:53 PM   #24
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They're nothing compared to the raccoons! I jumped a foot off the ground when one popped the top off my neighbors garbage can and jumped out one day while I was in the backyard! After that, I started placing a heavy brick on the lid of my garbage bin.

Another time I was sitting in my den, watching TV in the middle of the afternoon, when I saw one walking down the sidewalk in front of my house like he was a damned Jehovah's Witness or something!

The damned things grunt & squeal like pigs when they're fighting, too. My dumbfcku neighbor was feeding them-on purpose! I told him if he does that again I'm gonna shoot him next time instead of the raccoons. Damned things are rabid menaces, and I have kids and dogs. The feeding stopped-so far as I can tell.
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Old 03-01-2007, 04:13 AM   #25
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I'm pretty sure that some of the brewpubs around here put them in their bread and pizza dough. I'm thinking I'll have to get a pig or goats when I finally move out of the city.....of course, if deer make it a habit of eating them....bang...venison for me too!

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Old 03-01-2007, 04:40 AM   #26
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Old 03-02-2007, 12:13 AM   #27
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I've been adding it to my hop bed but I don't want too much there so I started a compost heap. Hope the neighbors don't mind the smell.
I don't have mice or rats around, so it would be a bummer to attract them with the grain.

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Old 03-02-2007, 12:30 AM   #28
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They're nothing compared to the raccoons! I jumped a foot off the ground when one popped the top off my neighbors garbage can and jumped out one day while I was in the backyard! After that, I started placing a heavy brick on the lid of my garbage bin.

Another time I was sitting in my den, watching TV in the middle of the afternoon, when I saw one walking down the sidewalk in front of my house like he was a damned Jehovah's Witness or something!
we used to live in this old house in indiana. there was a huge walnut tree right in the front, you could touch it from the window in the bedroom. one night i was awoken by a scratching on the screen. it was summer time. i moved the wood shudders back and planted my face right next to the screen to see what was up. i about **** my self when the racoon poped his head up about an inch from mine, seperated only by the wire screen!!!

but ontopic, i leave the grains out for the deers in the backyard. they don't seem to like the stout mash leftovers, as much as the pales and belgian ales...
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Old 03-02-2007, 12:48 AM   #29
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I feed mine to my chickens, I have about 15 or so. They love the grains and I love the eggs!!

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Old 03-03-2007, 02:25 AM   #30
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I take them to work with me (I work for a church camp) and dump them in the woods. The deer and wild turkeys make short work of it.

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