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Old 06-13-2008, 05:11 PM   #11
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you can also bake with some of it if you like bread...there are a couple recipes on here...I know of some people who make dog biscuits with it too (Maybe there's a recipe here as well) but composting is the best, environmentally friendly way to go...
I have tried baking some bread, it came out pretty good. There used to be a company here in Seattle called Spent Grains Baking Company, and they made breads with stuff from the local micro-breweries.

I don't have a dog, and I don't think my cat would eat that kind of thing, so that option is out, but I am ALWAYS looking for more things to throw into the compost tumbler, I just can't believe that I had not already thought of this.
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:29 PM   #12
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Mine goes into a black plastic garbage bag and off to the land fills.

Last week I parked the bag on the side of the house and in the 90+ degree heat...the bag expanded like a hot air balloon.

I went to move it and tore a small hole.

That sh!t smelled like a 3-month old corpse climbed out of the grave and threw up on a fresh pile of dog crap.

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Old 06-13-2008, 05:36 PM   #13
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Wow, what a coincidence. I have one of those stacking worm composter things, (about 2X3X1ft) and I was just wondering this morning whether I could throw some of the spent grains in from last night. I don't think they can handle all 27 lbs (probably 40 with the residual moisture) but it's good to know the worms like it.

For those that do bread, do you have to do something with it like grind it up or something? Has anyone frozen some right after mashing for use later? My brews always seem to finish late at night, and there is no bread baking going on then.
I also have an oatmeal pancake recipe I would like to try them in.

 
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:44 PM   #14
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Wow, what a coincidence. I have one of those stacking worm composter things, (about 2X3X1ft) and I was just wondering this morning whether I could throw some of the spent grains in from last night. I don't think they can handle all 27 lbs (probably 40 with the residual moisture) but it's good to know the worms like it.

For those that do bread, do you have to do something with it like grind it up or something? Has anyone frozen some right after mashing for use later? My brews always seem to finish late at night, and there is no bread baking going on then.
I also have an oatmeal pancake recipe I would like to try them in.
I've only ever thrown the grains in "whole" never thought of grinding them....not a bad idea, except grinding wet grains might be difficult...

ANd if you are not going to be doing this almost immediately I think you would have to immediately freeze the grains you intend on using..or else Lacto will immediate grow on them...I've never tried that either...

If you have a bread machine though, figure out your recipe and load everything but the grains during the mash.... then after you sparge and start your boil, add the grains to the machine and start the machine going.... you'll have bread for breakfast...or if it takes you awhile to clean up everything...you'll have some hot tasty bread to wash down your post brew beer with.

And if you don't have a bread machine, keep an eye out for a garage sale, I got a brand new never been used one for 10 bucks one day.
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Old 06-13-2008, 06:03 PM   #15
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I've only ever thrown the grains in "whole" never thought of grinding them....not a bad idea, except grinding wet grains might be difficult...

ANd if you are not going to be doing this almost immediately I think you would have to immediately freeze the grains you intend on using..or else Lacto will immediate grow on them...I've never tried that either...

If you have a bread machine though, figure out your recipe and load everything but the grains during the mash.... then after you sparge and start your boil, add the grains to the machine and start the machine going.... you'll have bread for breakfast...or if it takes you awhile to clean up everything...you'll have some hot tasty bread to wash down your post brew beer with.

And if you don't have a bread machine, keep an eye out for a garage sale, I got a brand new never been used one for 10 bucks one day.

As far as "grinding" goes, I bet you could throw it in a food processor and break it down some more if you don't like your bread as "chunky".

As far as the lacto goes, that might be an interesting way to come up with a sourdough type of recipe. Let the grains sit out for a day or two on the counter, kind of like making a sponge, for those that use that method for bread baking.

As to the black plastic bags, leave them alone for a month or two, and you will come back to "black gold"... it will compost in there. My sister in law left some garbage bags full of weeds that she meant to get rid of back next to her shed last summer, and later in the summer she made the mistake of hitting one of them with the weed whacker, and got sprayed with some nice, most, dark rich compost.
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If bambi was a buck, why are so many strippers named bambi? Also other why do strippers have other weird names like "rain" I mean seriously....
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Old 06-13-2008, 07:42 PM   #17
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Also other why do strippers have other weird names like "rain" I mean seriously....
How do you know their names? Do they wear name tags?

 
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If bambi was a buck, why are so many strippers named bambi? Also other why do strippers have other weird names like "rain" I mean seriously....
The goal is to separate the stripper from every single customer's mother, wife, and daughter.

 
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Old 06-13-2008, 07:50 PM   #19
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How do you know their names? Do they wear name tags?
its always with the phone #'s they give ME.. Ya know.. for a good time call 1-900-yada yada LOL
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Old 06-14-2008, 04:49 AM   #20
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The grass is in fact always greener where I spread my spent grains

 
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