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Old 09-02-2014, 07:11 PM   #11
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Compost! Adds all sorts of good nutrients to the soil! I even throw the hops in too!

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Old 09-02-2014, 07:15 PM   #12
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I don't compost on site, but I do have a city compost bin that I dump mine into. It's way too much to use for anything and it absolutely reeks after a day in the warm weather.

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Old 09-03-2014, 06:45 PM   #13
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I compost with them and also give them to my neighbor to feed their chickens. In exchange they give me some of their chickens to eat....pretty sweet arrangement.

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Old 09-03-2014, 06:55 PM   #14
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I feed the goats, turkey, and pig at a small local farm. The goats are the real pigs when it comes to spent grain.

But if I've included rice hulls I just compost it. Those hulls are like needles, don't know if they could harm the animals, so playing it safe.

When I know I'll be baking bread, I save a few quart containers. It actually tastes really good in bread when it gets sour after a few days. I use 60-80% spent grain mush and 20-40% flour for a very wholesome bread. All the liquid comes from the grains (wort).

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First, you should make a parti-gyle. Just rinse the grains in some clean 170 degree water and brew with that. Free beer!

I've tried baking with it but the grains end up being so rough that I've stopped. I compost with them but have had a big problem with the grains attracting flies. I like the idea of using them for animal feed but I live in the city so minimal animals to feed other than squirrels.

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First, you should make a parti-gyle. Just rinse the grains in some clean 170 degree water and brew with that. Free beer!

I've tried baking with it but the grains end up being so rough that I've stopped. I compost with them but have had a big problem with the grains attracting flies. I like the idea of using them for animal feed but I live in the city so minimal animals to feed other than squirrels.
Maybe when making very high gravity beers. But otherwise, by the time the 2nd sparge is complete there shouldn't be much sugar left. SG of my 3rd runnings are around 1.020-1.030 (max). Depending on volume, a 3rd sparge (4th runnings) may be around 1.005-1.014. It costs a lot of energy to boil those few points down to a decent parti-gyle beer gravity and there won't be much of it.

The trick to spent grain bread is the amount of liquid used. The dough won't be dry, actually at high percentages of spent grain (60-70%) it is so wet, you can't knead it by hand, use a spatula or dough hooks. After rising pour it into very well greased and floured bread forms. Rise again and start baking when it is at the top. I usually bake at least 6 loafs, so it's worth the effort.

And no rice hulls, of course. They are rough.
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I live on three acres that abuts state conservation land. I just dump my grain in the back yard and the deer will come munch on them if they are fresh in the summer, and they will dig through the snow in the winter to get to them.

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If you compost them and have problems with the smell, rake them flat as possible, it's the moisture retention that causes the fermentation. Of course that fermentation helps break down the grains at a much faster rate. Optimum is to put a bit of straw over a layer of grains, then repeat. The go out and flip the whole pile periodically.
My dad had one of these:
I thought they were a gimmick until I talked to him after a while of use. They really work well and will keep the neighbors happy and keep the smell down.

Personally I have Deer, Turkeys, squirrels and rabbits waiting patiently for my brew weekends.

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