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Old 12-25-2012, 04:42 PM   #91
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Deer near my house stick their nose in it but don't eat.

My dog ate some out of a week old pile in our woods and puked it all over the house. I wasn't' home, so the SWMBO had to clean it up.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:22 PM   #92
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Ohh lord. I usually shovel out my mash tun and remove MOST of my grains and either toss them in the garbage of disperse them into grassy areas (once dry they are quite useful for plants)

however, I once left the bottom layer in my masher. with water. for 2 weeks.
My god....The stench, it made me gag each time I opened up the cooler.

That.................was a learning experience. I know now to clean everything out as soon as I'm done! ^_^

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Old 12-26-2012, 12:14 AM   #93
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I put it outside to see if the wild animals will eat it. I often see deer, river otters, and squirrels and I've seen the occasional skunk and possum. I've considered trying to make granola bars or something but haven't tried finding any recipes that specifically use spent grains.

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Old 03-01-2013, 04:29 PM   #94
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Spent grains...give to farmers..we appreciate it and our animals love it. I have everything but goats and when thrown to pigs...its a big deal!!!
So I'm planning a march madness of my own..
10 batches, most 10 gallons, in 14 days. The logistics are incredible.

Anyway,I am expecting 250 pounds roughy estimate in dry weight of spent grains.

Made arrangements to give to a friend who raises pigs. But for competition, it is illegal to feed them grain. So had to find a pig farmer. I have an interested party, but they were asking if cows could eat it too.

Also I may end up doing a mash hopped brew, not sure yet. I know dogs get malignant hyperthermia (often lethal) from hops, but what about other animals?

Aside from a potential hopped mash batch, can just about any farm animal eat spent grains? I don't know too many farmers, so I thought I would ask.


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Old 03-02-2013, 03:52 PM   #95
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TD,

Pigs eat just about anything. So do chickens and mash is good for both. I have a local (maybe not local but close) who gives me his mash..my pigs love it. He also adds food scraps that make it far more attractive to pigs!!!!! Pigs clearly don't have the same issues as dogs!!!

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Don't feed hopped grain to laying hens.

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Don't feed hopped grain to laying hens.
Is that where green eggs come from?
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Brewing an IIPA today, and considering hopping the mash. Can Pigs eat hops without harm?
I have a friend who I'm giving the spent grains to, but I don't want to hop the mash unless I know for sure.
Going to be mashing in in about 90-120 minutes.

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