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Old 09-03-2012, 05:31 PM   #1
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Where/How does everyone dispose of their grains? I'm having issues so far getting rid of them, and I don't seem to have an answer for this yet...


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Old 09-03-2012, 05:33 PM   #2
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Common methods include:
- Trashcan (in a trash bag of course)
- Compost Pile
- Make dog biscuits with it (there's a good recipe on here)


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Old 09-03-2012, 05:35 PM   #3
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Give them to someone with chickens. They will love you
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:09 PM   #4
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Throw it over the back fence
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:11 PM   #5
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Compost. Compost the hops too, as long as there are no dogs around.
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:19 PM   #6
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I've been brewing at a friend's place, where the grains are put into his compost bins. I'm planning on bringing them to my sister/mother's place moving forward to put them into the compost heap there. Just means that on brew day I'll put them into a garbage bag, into the back of the truck, so that it's easy to transport them the following day.

I'll have to see if there are any farms fairly close to where I'll be living. If so, I'll offer them up the post-mash grains for use.

I've also used the spent grains in making bread before. They can add something really nice to a bread recipe.
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I've been digging a big hole in my compost bin and then covering them with dirt. I did 5 10 gallon batches earlier in the summer and am surprised the neighbors didn't call the cops about the smell of death coming from my yard. Between the smell and the swarms of flies... Lesson learned I guess.
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:12 PM   #10
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I've done the dog biscuits a few times. The dogs love them but it's just one more thing to dirty up on brew day.

For the past two years I've just been dumping them in the unsold lot two houses down. I'll be screwed once someone starts building there...


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