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Old 08-24-2012, 05:36 PM   #1
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Default How many pounds of spent grain do you produce every year? How do you dispose of it?

I usually brew 10-15 times a year averaging 144 pounds of spent grains per year. I tried making muffins and usually end up composting the rest.

If I was a rural dweller I'd raise chickens with it I guess.

How about you guys?


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Old 08-24-2012, 05:37 PM   #2
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Across the street from my house is the back of a very large cemetery. I dump it right over the fence.


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Old 08-24-2012, 05:39 PM   #3
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A lot. I rake it into the weak spots in my lawn. The grains decompose quickly, feeding the soil, and the husks stay intact longer, acting as minimulch to help the soil retain moisture. Florida lawns are TOUGH. The grains help a lot.
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I think about 400 lbs per for me since I brew 5 gallons at least twice each month (more if possible) using about 15 lbs per batch. I compost it ....
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Spent grain goes into the compost bin, both mine and my neighbors'.
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Apartment dweller. Garbage. From the earth you came, to the earth you shall return. Hey, landfills need all the help they can get.
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At work I produce (guessing) about 2000 pounds a month or so, and we have a lady who comes and gets it to feed her poultry with it and mixes it into the hogs food as well.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:48 PM   #8
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I trade it with a local farmer for fresh eggs...maybe 200 pounds a year
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At work I produce (guessing) about 2000 pounds a month or so, and we have a lady who comes and gets it to feed her poultry with it and mixes it into the hogs food as well.
One of our local breweries dumps its spent grains in the parking lot; it gets picked up for cattle feed.

My homebrewing grains get dumped on the garden. Once in awhile into the storm sewer drain out front.
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I use the recipie on this thread to make cookies for my dog. There ends up being enought for my dog as well as about 5 family and friends dogs. THEY LOVE THEM!


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