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Old 03-07-2009, 12:02 AM   #1
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Any tips on storing spent grains for a few months?
My mom is visiting in a month and she is bringing out a breadmaker for me that she no longer uses. I plan on using one of the spent grain recipes, but until then I need to figure out how to store the grains so they dont get moldy or wierd. any ideas? freezing perhaps?

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Old 03-07-2009, 12:12 AM   #2
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Brew another batch right before she comes to visit....

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Old 03-07-2009, 12:13 AM   #3
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if you put them in a ziploc and go straight to the fridge, you might buy yourself a week. they just spoil way to fast.

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Old 03-07-2009, 12:29 AM   #4
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ok good to know. ill just save it for the stout i wanna do next.

thanks!

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Old 03-07-2009, 02:27 AM   #5
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This is interesting. Being a noob, accept my dumb question accordantly:
Can you make 'porridge' out of the spent grains? Like oatmeal?

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Old 03-07-2009, 04:43 AM   #6
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I store all but 4 cups of mine from each batch in the composter. The rest go to dog treats.

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Old 03-07-2009, 04:58 AM   #7
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My last batch I made dog treats out of 1/2 and froze 1/2. When I had time I thawed the second 1/2 and made more dog treats. Worked just fine.

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Old 03-07-2009, 08:29 AM   #8
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Yep, freezing them right out of the mashtun will work just fine. Just don't ever thaw them out until you need them. Especially don't let them bake in the hot sun for a week while your mashtun sits outside because you thought it was clean, but it wasn't.

Not that I've done that, or anything.

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We just did the same, works lovely and the pooches are happy.

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My last batch I made dog treats out of 1/2 and froze 1/2. When I had time I thawed the second 1/2 and made more dog treats. Worked just fine.
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This is interesting. Being a noob, accept my dumb question accordantly:
Can you make 'porridge' out of the spent grains? Like oatmeal?
About 90 percent of the goodness is washed away when steeping/mashing/sparging.
What's left is rather bland. And the husks give it a rough texture.
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