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Old 11-16-2010, 08:33 PM   #1
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What do you do with your grains after steeping? I was wondering if they could be dried and fed to birds? Anyone have an opinion?

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Old 11-16-2010, 08:35 PM   #2
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Birds, Dog Biscuits, Mulch, Compost, Horse Feed.

Lots of ways to keep it out of the trash and do something more useful with.

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Old 11-16-2010, 08:41 PM   #3
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I dump mine into a bucket after brewing. Whatever my dogs don't eat gets composted. Doesn't seem to me that the dogs can digest them very well because I find doggy bombs full of grain all over the yard.

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Old 11-16-2010, 08:44 PM   #4
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Bread.

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Second the bread. Here's a curiosity I've had.

What is the difference between bakers yeast and brewers yeast? Could I use a small amount of wyeast for some bread?!

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Crackers.
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Second the bread. Here's a curiosity I've had.

What is the difference between bakers yeast and brewers yeast? Could I use a small amount of wyeast for some bread?!
Probably, but what a waste of money.
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:58 PM   #8
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We keep some for bread, and the rest get fed to our friends chickens....in return, we get eggs!

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I've been bringing mine over to my in-law's farm and feeding it to the chickens and goats. They love the stuff!

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I save some for the dog (he loves them!), some get composted, and some get made into dog treats. I had 24 pounds on Sunday- that's alot, so the dog's portion got stuck in the freezer in tupperware bowls.

This time, much of it went to my deer blind. Baiting is legal in the UP, so I took it out there for the deer.

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