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Old 11-04-2008, 07:58 AM   #1
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Default Spent Grain? Make Your Best Friend Cookies!

Your dog that is! Don't throw that grain away, make some doggie treats for your furry friend. They love them! Got this recipe from Beerrific a couple of days ago.

Original recipe:
4 cups spent grain
2 cups flour
1 cup peanut butter (all natural)
2 eggs



Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Press down into a dense layer on a large cookie sheet. Score almost all the way through into the shapes you want. Bake for about half an hour at 350 F to solidify them. Loosen them from the sheet, break the biscuits apart and return them, loosely spread out on the cookie sheet, to the oven at 225 F for 3 to 4 hours (or until they are really dry) to prevent mold growth. Store in an airtight container to keep them dry and mold-free.

Thanks to Beerrific for the recipe, my minature dachshunds love them! I modified the recipe a bit and cut out my cookies and then put them on a sheet at 225 for 3 hours.

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Old 11-04-2008, 09:32 AM   #2
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I've been doing that and actually selling them at a local place.

Shrink wrap 6 inch size chunks and sell then for a buck.

Doggie Beer Bars.

But now a local bakery wants the grain for bread.

I love this hobby - take something we normally feed the pigs with, give it a different cool name and sell it to humans.

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Awesome, I'll definitely be trying this one.

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My dog LOVES them. I make them large and instead of scoring and breaking them, I just do them like drop cookies. I plop a big spoonful down, and press into a rectangle shape. They are his favorite treat and he goes crazy for them.

Of course, he also loves deer poop, so I don't think he's very discriminating.

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I know my dogs LOVE eating spent grain right out of the compost. I try and keep them out of it though as it is none to kind on their digestive track!



smaller quantities are probably best

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My dog LOVES them. I make them large and instead of scoring and breaking them, I just do them like drop cookies. I plop a big spoonful down, and press into a rectangle shape. They are his favorite treat and he goes crazy for them.

Of course, he also loves deer poop, so I don't think he's very discriminating.
I wonder if that is like cat poop, my Maddie loves that.
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hmmm, interesting. I threw some old grain into some planters and the dog ate it right off the dirt.

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I wonder if these spent grain treats are really good for dogs.

I think the dog food industry would tell us it is fine since their products are mostly comprised of cereal grains too. Probably many vets would say the same.

My dogs love Milk Bone treats, so I'm sure they'd love spent-grain cookies too.

But still... Dogs are carnivores by nature, not herbivores or omnivores. I've recently been feeding raw beef and chicken to my dogs. They go nuts over it. And then afterwards they want a Milk Bone... go figure.

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Dogs are carnivores by nature, not herbivores or omnivores. I've recently been feeding raw beef and chicken to my dogs. They go nuts over it. And then afterwards they want a Milk Bone... go figure.
Dogs, like humans, are carnivors by nature but that doesnt meant that won't like a good spent grain dog biscuit.
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