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Old 12-25-2007, 06:11 PM   #1
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Default Spent grain would it be good for horses?

I am doing a partial mash and was wondering what I could do with the spent grains other than just tossing them out. My sister has horses as was wondering if the geains are o.k. or good to give to horses?

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Old 12-25-2007, 06:21 PM   #2
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No. It's whiskey for my men... BEER for my horses.

Not spent grains, beer. I think the spent grains are for your compost heap or something, but I'm positive that the horses are supposed to get beer.

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Old 12-25-2007, 07:00 PM   #3
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Spent grain is probably fine in small doses, mixed with regular feed. I know some farmers use quite a bit of spent grain as cow and pig feed. However, if I owned horses, I'd be careful about giving them too much of something that isn't normally in their diet. Horse stomachs can be very sensitive, and their gastric ailments can be tough (and expensive) to treat and even fatal.

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Old 12-25-2007, 08:36 PM   #4
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No Idea about horses, My spent grains go to the lawn.. They are an awesome fertilizer and don't stink like cow Poop!

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Old 12-25-2007, 10:11 PM   #5
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I know that Coors processes their spent grains and it is sold for cattle feed. I don't know about horses. I'd make sure first before feeding it to them.

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No Idea about horses, My spent grains go to the lawn.. They are an awesome fertilizer and don't stink like cow Poop!
interesting. do you compost first? do the residual sugars attract pests?
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I just put mine on rocks in the front yard. It"s gone by morning and replaced with little pellets of fertilizer.

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How about one of these instead...

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I am doing a partial mash and was wondering what I could do with the spent grains other than just tossing them out. My sister has horses as was wondering if the geains are o.k. or good to give to horses?
Absolutely. I give my spent grains to my buddy's horses every time I brew. When we have our annual Brewout on New Year's Day, all of the grains go next door to the horses by the wheel-barrow full.

They'll love you for it.

Tip: Dry out the grain or give it to the horses right away before mold sets in.

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