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Old 11-30-2012, 03:00 AM   #1
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Default Any good ideas on what to do with steeped grain?

Is there anything that can be done with steeped grain leftovers aside from tossing them in the trash?

Make a cake? :-)

I am about to toss mine 60L caramel leftover steep.

Just curious.

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Old 11-30-2012, 03:02 AM   #2
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Some people make bread.
I have a neighbor who has chickens. He gets grain, I get eggs.

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Old 11-30-2012, 03:19 AM   #3
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Dog treats

Then compost the rest.
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My dog gets the farts something crazy from those...
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:44 AM   #5
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I routinely make bread from spent grain. It's only a portion of the whole recipe, only 2 cups for every 6 cups flour, but it really gives body to a loaf.
I give the rest to a local guy who picks it up for his chickens.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:59 AM   #6
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Chickens definitely go crazy over spent grains, if the batch I dumped on them from a partial mash is any indication.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:11 AM   #7
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I've made dog treats from it (the dogs that get them go nuts) as well as used it in bread. Last batch of bread I made with it, I spun the spent grains in the food processor to slice them up more (makes the grains smaller in the bread) and included some unfermented wort too. Came out great. I think I let it rise twice before baking the loaves, which also helped. For me, it all depends on what the beer recipe was. If I don't think the spent grains will be good in something else, or I don't have time/space to do anything with it, they go into the compost heap/bin. I don't have one of those where I live, but my mother and sister do at their house. I need to look for some local farms that will take the spent grains from my batches and use it. Hopefully with colder weather coming (or here) they'll be more willing to accept it.
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I add them to my compost.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:19 AM   #9
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I was going to say compost. I haven't seen anyone say compost in the other threads like this and I was surprised.

I'm going to start to save mine for my older brother. He puts apples and stuff out for the deer on his property and the grains would be a nice addition.
Judging by the trail cameras that he has in the woods near the apples, the elk and coyotes eat more of the apples than the deer. At least the coyotes probably won't eat the grain.

If you like to feed the birds in your yard, the spent grain would be good for that also.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:08 AM   #10
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Compost for all my fruit trees and roses. I GOT BEAUTIFUL ROSES!

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