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Old 11-10-2007, 07:10 AM   #1
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Hello everyone! So I have a fairly obscure predicament. I have just started AG brewing and cant decide what to do with my spent grain. I will produce about 45 lbs a month and was thinking about calling a local animal shelter to see if they had any use for it. Is there anything I should know about spent malted grains (i.e they will kill a puppy or choke a parrot.....)? If not what does everyone else do with their biproducts when they are finished cooking?

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Old 11-10-2007, 12:15 PM   #2
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I add them to my mulch.

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Old 11-10-2007, 12:15 PM   #3
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Is there a local farm around?

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Old 11-10-2007, 12:19 PM   #4
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Mine goes out on rocks in the front yard. It's gone by the next morning every time.

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Old 11-10-2007, 12:23 PM   #5
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Mine goes into the composter.

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Old 11-10-2007, 12:55 PM   #6
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i used to place mine in the easement out back of my house but the smell of rotting spent grains can be a bit much. i have a plastic barrel with the lid on it and that's where i store all my spent grains. i thn take them to a friend's house and he mulches them into his compost pile
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Old 11-10-2007, 04:50 PM   #7
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i know a microbrewery that grows shiitake mushrooms on their spent grain...that could be cool...heh
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Old 11-10-2007, 04:58 PM   #8
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I visited Harpoon brewery in Boston a couple of years ago, and brewmaster said farmers truck grains it out for animal feed - an impressive weekly quantity, I forget how much.

I do not know if the grain is altered that much, but it must be better than most other feeds, coming from who knows where...
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Old 11-10-2007, 05:55 PM   #9
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I love those deer in EdWorts picture, wonder if the ones on the golf course here would like some munchies next time. My composter is full after three brews, but if the deer don't eat it up fast it will smell horrible.
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Old 11-10-2007, 05:58 PM   #10
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Ed, do you think those deer have bad gas the next day?
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