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Old 06-06-2007, 03:53 AM   #1
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We're cat-sitting for a friend while she finds a new place to live. She brought over this fancy-pants kitty litter for her cat to use. As far as I can tell, it looks just like flaked wheat, crushed up into tiny kernels. The box says it has no clay, added chemicals, fragrances, or any other harmful additives, just 'enzymes' to help absorb messes. I'm not seriously considering making a brew with a box of cat litter, but my curiosity is getting the better of me. Would it really work for a wheat beer?

What? Why are you all looking at me like that?

Alternately, could I use the spent grains as kitty litter?
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Old 06-06-2007, 04:00 AM   #2
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There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."
Your words, not mine.
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Old 06-06-2007, 04:10 AM   #3
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Back away from the litter box, eviltwin! I think scatbiere is going a bit far. I can't even imagine people paying loads of money for the cat**** coffee, let alone brewing beer with something meant to hold kittie's offal.
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Old 06-06-2007, 04:26 AM   #4
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If you try to brew with it, make sure it's before kitty gets his paws in it...
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Old 06-06-2007, 04:46 AM   #5
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ooooo *before* the cat uses it. hmmm better write that down.... *scribbles in notebook* I wonder if I could combine this with the duck feed corn and get a mash going....

Yea I thought that was just mind boggling too, someone actually paying a lot of good money for something the cat will leave doggie treats in.
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Old 06-06-2007, 12:09 PM   #6
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Hold still while I beat that idea out of you

It might work, but keep in mind there could be anything else in there even if they use just Wheat because it isn't a food product. So chaff and all that jazz. Field weeds. Bird poo. etc...etc. :P
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Old 06-06-2007, 02:26 PM   #7
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"something the cat will leave doggie treats in."

A little like rolling chocolate truffles in coconut. Quality counts.
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Old 06-06-2007, 05:15 PM   #8
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If you're ever in a bind for a clarifier, get unscented cat litter - it's bentonite.
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Old 06-06-2007, 10:57 PM   #9
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Website says non-food grade.... though they talk about enzymes..... hmmm....






















BTW that's just wrong, if it does work then it won't taste very good...

 
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Old 06-06-2007, 10:59 PM   #10
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BTW that's just wrong, if it does work then it won't taste very good...
And even if it does taste good, I still don't want to drink it...
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