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Old 07-19-2010, 12:42 PM   #1
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Default What not to do with your spent grains

Well I brewed a robust porter about two months ago and to clean out the MLT I used my shop vac to suck out the grain. Well yesterday I needed to use the shop vac so i opened it up to put the filter in and OMG the smell that came wafting up made me gag not. So I won't be making that mistake again.


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Old 07-19-2010, 12:56 PM   #2
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Yep they'll pretty much turn to silage if you leave them. Easy thing is o spread them on the garden if you have any flowerbeds. Also you could give it to the local stables as horses love it.


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Lactobacillus sets in nearly immediately after the wort cool below pasteurization temps. It's not pretty. I nearly got attacked by angry Llamas for trying to feed them some grain that had turned. Evidently some animals like the taste of stinky soured grain, but not Llamas.
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They deserve it though. I got spit on by a Llama once.
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They deserve it though. I got spit on by a Llama once.
Yeah they started doing the huffing/honking thing that is a prelude to the spitting. My then GF, who owned them told me to keep my eyes on them and back out of spitting range slowly.
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Was it Ralph the Wonder Llama or one of those 142 mexican whooping llamas...I wonder?
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Was it Ralph the Wonder Llama or one of those 142 mexican whooping llamas...I wonder?
Python. nice.
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They deserve it though. I got spit on by a Llama once.
Me too, of course, I kinda deserved it. I was patting it on the head repeating LLama, LLama......... At least it provided entertainment for my pals.
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When I accidentally left my grains in the MLT, I didn't smell the sour stench of bacteria - I smelled the sweet wafting of wild yeast... It's probably because I brew beer and bake bread, I have a ton of yeast hanging out in the place...
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Yeah do that once and you will never do it again. I feed it to my chickens, they don't spit in my face.


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