Ideas for using grains after the mash?

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cryptohomebrew

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Hi everyone,

What do you do with your grains after the mash? Can they be used for anything? Or should I just dry it out and hope the birds eat it?!

Cheers!
 

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If you have a dog, they can be used to make dog treats using this simple recipe!
  • 4 cups of spent grain
  • 2 cups of flour (+ extra for the counter, rolling pin, and adjusting stickiness of the dough)
  • 1 cup of peanut butter (I used creamy)
  • 2 eggs
I have a black lab who loves brew day almost as much as I do ;)
 
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If you have a dog, they can be used to make dog treats using this simple recipe!
  • 4 cups of spent grain
  • 2 cups of flour (+ extra for the counter, rolling pin, and adjusting stickiness of the dough)
  • 1 cup of peanut butter (I used creamy)
  • 2 eggs
I have a black lab who loves brew day almost as much as I do ;)
thanks for this suggestion! i presume you bake the grain dough mixture right? if so for how long?
 

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thanks for this suggestion! i presume you bake the grain dough mixture right? if so for how long?
Yup! Sorry I forgot to mention this part. 30 minutes at 350F, then 2 hours at 225F--this is to help make sure they get dried out and don't mold in storage.
 

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Make bread with lightly toasted malts... in my experience, this doesn't come out as well with roasty grains.

~2c. spent grain
warm water
bread yeast
~1/2c. honey

Mix together and allow yeast to activate ~45 min

4-5c. flour (added slowly to consistency)
~1TBS garlic powder
pinch of salt

Add activated yeast to dry ingredients, kneed and allow to rise ~1hr

Punch down and separate into loaves, let rise again ~30 min, heat oven to 350deg.

When oven is hot, insert loaves and bake until the kitchen smells good... ~35-40 min

When I plan things out right, I can get a loaf of bread out of the oven as the chilled wort drains to the fermenter.

Freaking delicious.
 
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