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Old 04-08-2013, 01:32 AM   #481
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I started making these and now my dog and I are the only 2 in the house happy on brew day. Amazing how quick they learn that when I get my kettle, they get biscuits. Thanks for posting this. I follow original recipe but use a dehydrated to make them hard.


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Old 04-08-2013, 01:42 AM   #482
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My vet prescribed a daily fiber supplement of a half cup of cooked oatmeal for my 13 year old chocolate lab, Chip.

I have been giving her spent grain instead, and she loves it.


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I have a question. I would love to try this. My question is when my grain is spent it is still in the mash tun still very wet. Does this matter when mixing it with all the other ingredients or should they be somehow dried out a little. If so how would that be done?
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I have a question. I would love to try this. My question is when my grain is spent it is still in the mash tun still very wet. Does this matter when mixing it with all the other ingredients or should they be somehow dried out a little. If so how would that be done?
Wet from the tun is fine. I just add flour as needed to get a stiffer/drier consistency. Then a few hours in the oven with low heat dries them out nicely.
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I usually let it sit for a while, just so the temp comes down, finish brewing and then make them. If its early, I dry them in the oven like the original recipe, if late in the day, I stick in dehydrator and leave overnight.
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awesome, my sister heard about this on pinterest and ive been curious
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Here's a link to BrooklynBrew Shop's spent grain chef page. It also has a recipe for drying the spent grains for storage; http://brooklynbrewshop.com/themash/...pentgrainchef/
You can also grind the dried spent grains in a food processor into a course flour for some of the recipes. I'm going to double the pretzel bun recipe to make them big enough & enough of them for buns to put pit bbq'd cheese burgers on! And of course my dark hybrid lager to wash'em down.
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I wonder if these spent grain treats are really good for dogs.

I think the dog food industry would tell us it is fine since their products are mostly comprised of cereal grains too. Probably many vets would say the same.

My dogs love Milk Bone treats, so I'm sure they'd love spent-grain cookies too.

But still... Dogs are carnivores by nature, not herbivores or omnivores. I've recently been feeding raw beef and chicken to my dogs. They go nuts over it. And then afterwards they want a Milk Bone... go figure.
Actually, dogs, like humans are omnivores, though they are descended from carnivores. Humans and dogs have been living together and sharing food for anywhere from 10 to 100 thousand years. They have been eating grains as long as we have, and are thoroughly adapted to it. Spent grain biscuits should be fine.
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I made these from the spent grains of a Cream of Three Crops that I brewed this weekend. My dogs, all 3 of them, love them. I doubbled the batch and ended up with about 5 qts of treats. That should hold them for a while!


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