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Old 07-31-2005, 04:52 PM   #1
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Guys,

I know about malted grain,
and I ain't gona use this idea so don't worry.
But, as far as just alcohol...?
Making alcohol...
Just something to drink...
What would happen if I used feed?
Horse feed, oats, corn, or chicken feed?
Scratch...
Does the grain need to be malted in order for the yeast to eat it and excude the alcohol and oxygen...
and why so?

Cracked corn is less than .10 cents a pound.
I don't mean beer or ale,
I could name it something else.
????????????????????

But couldn't something...
An alcoholic drink made from feed be possible.
Rather than a dollar per store bought beer,
I can make homebrew for a dime!!
If I could use 'feed' I could make a beer or an ale for a penny???
+yeast, & hops


What am I overlooking here?

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Old 07-31-2005, 05:32 PM   #2
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Even if you could feasibly make a cheap as **** brew, would you actually want to put that stuff into your body??

 
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Old 07-31-2005, 06:02 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by JacktheKnife
Guys,

I know about malted grain,
and I ain't gona use this idea so don't worry.
But, as far as just alcohol...?
Making alcohol...
Just something to drink...
What would happen if I used feed?
Horse feed, oats, corn, or chicken feed?
Scratch...
Does the grain need to be malted in order for the yeast to eat it and excude the alcohol and oxygen...
and why so?
Yes you can do it buts a lot more work.
You'll have to step mash the grains.

I don't know about the Horse feed .
Chicken feed has ground bugs in it doesn't it?


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Cracked corn is less than .10 cents a pound.
I don't mean beer or ale,
I could name it something else.
????????????????????
Well, Jimmie cracked corn and he didn't care!


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Originally Posted by JacktheKnife
But couldn't something...
An alcoholic drink made from feed be possible.
Rather than a dollar per store bought beer,
I can make homebrew for a dime!!
If I could use 'feed' I could make a beer or an ale for a penny???
+yeast, & hops
Yes, but I don't believe your going to like it. So why bother.

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What am I overlooking here?

Thank Ya'll

J. Knife
Jack, if you just want something cheap then try making a fruit wine.
You can probably buy a bunch of cheap fruit at the farmers market .
Feed for animals probably has some things in it that wouldn't be good for humans. -Viruses ..Bacteria...Molds ....
Just not a good idea Jack.

 
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Old 07-31-2005, 06:28 PM   #4
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Sorry to jump into this. I've wondered the same thing about horse feed. It has corn and oats and molasses. I agree with the point of not knowing about all of the ingredients, or whether or not there's mold or bacteria in it that could be harmful. Perhaps if you mashed and fermented it and then distilled it ( just to filter out the potential impurities) it might turn out O.K. Of course, you don't want to explain that to your local judge after you're picked up for operating a still.... Better to stick to brewing as we know it. You could buy grains from the local farmers. Hell, they'd probably give you enough corn and wheat to brew for a long time. Sure, DME costs more by volume than a bag of feed, but the manufacturer makes sure it's safe for human consumption.Better safe than sorry. If you do try it and live, be sure to post.

 
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Old 08-01-2005, 02:06 AM   #5
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Don't forget about the rodents...

There's a reason every farm in the world has cats galore. You can't keep rodents out of feed. You want that, or more specifically, what's left behind, in your brew/body?

Hmmm You might be able to do SOMETHING about it. Remember tortilla factories are allowed a PPM value for rodent parts/droppings... So we all get "something" I guess ;-)
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Old 08-01-2005, 04:19 AM   #6
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Don't forget about the rodents...

Remember tortilla factories are allowed a PPM value for rodent parts/droppings... So we all get "something" I guess ;-)
The same goes for almost every processing plant we get food from. Not just tortillas.
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Old 08-01-2005, 04:54 AM   #7
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The same goes for almost every processing plant we get food from. Not just tortillas.
One way to tell get some sweet feed give it a shot. I dont think you would have to worry about about it being harmful. Just for an experiment I took just dark corn syrup made a one gallon trial batch. It took for ever to ferment, I brewed it just like a good brew, boiled for an hour using cascade 1oz 60min then 1oz at the end of the boil. I tasted at bottleing time was pretty bitter but anyway I am gonna try it tomorrow see what it taste like after some bottle conditioning

 
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Old 08-01-2005, 05:49 AM   #8
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Boy ! That one got lots of 'feed' back.

 
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Old 08-01-2005, 05:53 AM   #9
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Now yes, feed has bugs and mice turds in it, dirt whatever... but anything boiled will be sterile.

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Old 08-01-2005, 06:20 AM   #10
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Now yes, feed has bugs and mice turds in it, dirt whatever... but anything boiled will be sterile.

Knife
Mice Turd Ale??????

 
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