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I am not sure if this belongs here, Mods.. Please Move if you need to..

Spent Grains??

What about making bird seed? Has anyone tried this? I cannot find any information on this.. I thought about trying it..
 

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You can throw a little milk and sugar on it and have a tasty breakfast treat! ;)

I just toss mine in the compost, but animals of all sorts will eat it, livestock, birds, dogs, etc.
 
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I was just wanting to dry it out.. throw it out for the birds.. Maybe I will make my friends bulldog some treats as well.. Thanks guys..
 
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If you have a bread machine, make a batch of your favorite wheat bread recipe, but substitute one cup of spent grain for one cup of flour. Watch it as it blends...you may have to add a little water or flour to get the right consistency.

Good stuff! I do this with every batch of beer now, the rest of the grain goes on the compost heap.

 

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If you want to feed the birds just throw it out and they will eat. To make dog treats mix about 4 cups grain w/4 cup flour (or corn meal etc), 1 cup peanut butter and 1 egg. You can throw in parsley, ect. if you want to help with nasty dog breath. Bake for about 30 minutes @ 350 then for several hours @ 225 to really dry them out, that way you won't have to worry about mold when you store them. I heard also to not use grains that have hops becuase the hops are bad for dogs.
 

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I found I needed a bit more liquid for the doggie biscuits but they turned out great. My 3 doggies just LOVE them!
 

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I add more liquid too. 4 cups flour, 4 cups grain, 1 cup PB, 1 egg, get yer hands dirty mixing it.

Its fun, and the dongs go into orgasmic shock when they get one.

I knew somebody would recite the recpie.
 

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Bread -- yes. Dog treats -- yes. Bird feed -- no. I've put some spent grain out near my bird feeders. Never saw a bird or squirrel touch it. (And there were lots of both out there daily.) After several months, I had to clean it up & put it on the compost pile.

But I always save some in small ziplocs for making bread. And I make dog treats every second or third batch of homebrew.
 

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I put mine in the compost heap, but the dogs so far haven't touched them. I expected to have to chase them out all the time.

Next time I'm making some doggie treats!
 
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