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Old 02-05-2013, 03:51 AM   #1
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Sweet Feed is a mix of grains (corn, barley, wheat, oats etc..) mixed with molasses. It is fed to cows/horses/goats/sheep etc...

Are the grains in the feed malted? (Not sure on this; it is called sweet feed maybe only because of the molasses?)

Has anyone tried to make a beer from this?

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Old 02-05-2013, 03:56 AM   #2
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That will ferment. I don't know how that will work in a beer. Give it a try.

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Old 02-05-2013, 03:58 AM   #3
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I am pretty sure they are not malted... Trying to remember from my feed store days. Believe they are just "rolled" or crushed lightly.
Put it all in the primary, and let the BeerGods sort it out

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Old 02-05-2013, 04:54 AM   #4
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Sweet Feed Saison sounds a little too farmhouse, even for me. Not malted, not a good idea!
The only thing worse than dumping beer is serving beer you should have dumped.

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Old 02-05-2013, 05:54 AM   #5
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I've thought about that too. seems plausible to me. Maybe I'll try it one day. If you beat me to it, let me know how it turns out.

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Old 02-05-2013, 02:28 PM   #6
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If it doesn't work out I'm sure the horses will still like it.
WOODY: Hey, Mr. Peterson, there's a cold one waiting for you.
NORM: I know. If she calls, I'm not here.

Keg1: Edmund Fitzgerald Clone
Keg2: Innis and Gunn Clone
Bottled: Belgian Strong
Primary: Southern Pecan Ale

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Old 06-13-2015, 02:38 AM   #7
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So it's been about two years now - did anyone try this?

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Old 06-13-2015, 08:47 PM   #8
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There are "Home Distillers" that use sweet feed to make their whiskey, moonshine.
Kaiser Ridge Brewing
Fermenting: Malahini Pale Ale
Bottled in the refe: Black IPA
Bottled in the refe: Old Glory Stout
Bottled in the refe: American Imperial Stout
Bottled in the refer: Dunkelweizen
Bottled in the refer Oktoberfest


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Old 06-16-2015, 04:42 AM   #9
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From what I've read on it, sweet feed also seems high in vegetable oil as well , that may play havoc with head retention . You may have to add wheat or Carafoam to the mash to combat the oils

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