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Old 12-01-2012, 04:41 PM   #1
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I live outside the Central Valley of CA. Is there a brewery looking to give away their spent grains? I am a farmer in need. Any ideas???Please reply
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:11 PM   #2
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Wow, I wish you were in Ilinois. A guy can only make so many dog treats and muffins.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:18 PM   #3
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I'd suggest calling any and all local breweries to see what they do with their spent grains. Many have pre-arranged agreements in place to reduce their waste, but some might not or have extra. Your average homebrewer is only going to have around 10-20lb of fresh grain at any given time, barely a meal for a few animals. Most brewers are pretty cool about things like this, so try calling around!
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Sue, try searching for local home brewing clubs. They might be able to get the word out to home brewers who could help!
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How far are you willing to travel to pick up the grains?
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:28 PM   #6
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today, I could deal with your snow. we got about 6" of rain. thanks..sure would lvoe the grain!!!
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:34 PM   #7
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Thanks all for your responses. I have checked what few brewerys we have locally and then some in the Valley. I am willing to travel it just is a matter of how far and for sure not today. We easily got some 4" of rain!!!! So Mr Cossacks19 where are you????

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Old 12-04-2012, 03:16 PM   #8
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I definitely wouldn't have near the amount a brewery does. I try to brew once a week so your only looking at about 15lbs of grain a week that I don't do anything with. I'm in Northern Cal Brentwood.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:01 PM   #9
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Mr Cossack you are so close!!! Closer than Elk Grove and am going there friday!!! Is there any way you can save it for me? put in a trash bag and when you say have 50lbs or more, I'll pick up?? no one is close so brentwood is close!!!

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I will try and save some for you. Should be brewing next week so we will start then.
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