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Old 09-16-2013, 03:26 PM   #511
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I'm not a professional, but my opinion is that this is NOT dog food, but it IS better than the supermarket treats that have artifical ingredients that dogs go primate poop over.
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:56 PM   #512
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I'm thinking to get some spent grains at a local brewery and make some treats for our community fair as I think it's a great idea.

How many treats do you usually get out of the recipe?

Also, since I don't brew myself, I'm thinking of drying the grains first so I can use them later. Has anyone been drying them? What would you suggest is a quick and easy way to dry them?

Thanks for your help!

 
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:40 AM   #513
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The oven works pretty fast, but use a low temp.

I've heard a food dehydrator would work, but I never tried it.

I also put them on a baking sheets and directed a fan to blow over them. It took a day or two and you have to mix them up in between.
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:03 AM   #514
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Outstanding. Gotta try this!

 
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:30 AM   #515
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I'm thinking to get some spent grains at a local brewery and make some treats for our community fair as I think it's a great idea. How many treats do you usually get out of the recipe? Also, since I don't brew myself, I'm thinking of drying the grains first so I can use them later. Has anyone been drying them? What would you suggest is a quick and easy way to dry them? Thanks for your help!
Go to www.byo.com and search for cooking with spent grain. In the May/June issue this year there was a whole article on cooking with spent grain and drying it out. I dried some out in June, but I can't remember at what temp and for how long.

 
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:59 AM   #516
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I have the spent grain site saved. Here it is; http://brooklynbrewshop.com/themash/...pentgrainchef/
The drying process is in there somewhere. I put them on cookie sheets with low sides spread out on the sheets. 200F oven,& once an hour turn them over & dpread out again. It takes a few hours,& they're dry & sorta fluffy when dry. Cool & puut in zip lock gallon bags in the pantry. I use a Mr Coffee burr grinder to make flour out of them.
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:12 PM   #517
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going to make these for my dogs next time I brew!

 
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:13 PM   #518
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I just made dog treats (2 cups grain, 1/2 peanut butter, 1 cup flour, 1 egg) and filled a 10x9 pan at about 1/8" - 1/4" thick doggie treats. My dog went nuts for them. Next time I'll do 2/3 cups peanut butter to enhance flavor. Yes, I tried one.

I also made grain bars for humans. My recipe is:
2 cups grain
1 cups flour
1 egg
1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup honey
1/3 peanut butter
1/3 almond slivers
1/3 cup chocolate chunks sprinkled on top before baking

Both were laid on cookie sheets and baked at 350 for 30 min then 225F for another 2.5 hours. After the initial baking I scored the treats and spread them out so edges were exposed. They both turned out well. I used a base recipe found online and added all my goodies to the grain bars. The dog treats is a basic recipe also found online.
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I have the spent grain site saved. Here it is; http://brooklynbrewshop.com/themash/...pentgrainchef/
The drying process is in there somewhere. I put them on cookie sheets with low sides spread out on the sheets. 200F oven,& once an hour turn them over & dpread out again. It takes a few hours,& they're dry & sorta fluffy when dry. Cool & puut in zip lock gallon bags in the pantry. I use a Mr Coffee burr grinder to make flour out of them.
Thanks for posting this! I'm going to have to dry some grain for future use in cooking.

 
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I made the spent grain flour pretzel buns for bbq'd burgers by doubling the recipe & using spent IPA grain flour.
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