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Re: spent grains
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2009, 01:43:06 PM »
On the garden and in the compost pile depending on the time of year.
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Re: spent grains
« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2009, 04:41:36 PM »
Right now they are getting spread between the compost heap and the garden.  The deer have been caught hanging around more lately...
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Re: spent grains
« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2009, 07:17:26 PM »
In the barrel composter they go.  It seems to help break down the other stuff in there quicker.
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Re: spent grains
« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2009, 04:30:48 AM »
I throw them in the farmers swamp behind my back fence. It seems to be thriving in that spent grain area.

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Re: spent grains
« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2009, 07:15:49 AM »
A friend and I were brewing our Samiclaus clone on my deck and when the wind shifted we said "what died?"
For hours we couldn't figure it out. When I went to throw out the 89 lbs of spent Pilsner only then did I discover it was the 30 lbs from the previous week's Maudite clone in my composter.

Hope the neighbors don't decide to lynch me. I know I can buy one off with beer. Not sure about the other three.
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Re: spent grains
« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2009, 08:13:03 AM »
compost.  I put leaves, grass, and some kitchen vegie scraps in there to balance out the mix. 

I guess it is part hippie, part capitalism.  I have to pay $3 per garbage/leaf bag so anything I can recycle or compost is free.

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Re: spent grains
« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2009, 09:17:26 AM »
Not a lot I can do living in the city and all. So most of it just goes in the garbage. Although I do make spent grain bread from time to time, of course that doesn't use up too much of it.  ;)
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Re: spent grains
« Reply #37 on: November 12, 2009, 10:03:35 AM »
In my town, every house is given a big green dumpster for compost.  Every 2 weeks the county Waste Management collects the compost and 'residual garbage' (the other week, they collect recycling only).  Everything biodegradable goes into the bin - I mean everything - meat, bones, pizza boxes, wet/soiled paper towl, wax paper.  They collect it and turn it into compost/black earth which they sell for $4/bag or something ridiculously low like $40/ton.

I dump it into a biodegradable bad and then into the compost dumpster.  The neighbor was getting a little testy when I just dumped it unbagged into the bin - after a couple of days the smell was quite putrid and in the heat of the summer, squirming with maggots like you wouldn't believe!
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Re: spent grains
« Reply #38 on: November 12, 2009, 11:25:15 AM »
I live in the a village and the subdivision restrictions don't allow composting.  I got in trouble for dumping it in an adjacent undeveloped lot.  Now I usually take it over to my dad's or throw it into the trash.
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Re: spent grains
« Reply #39 on: November 12, 2009, 11:30:55 AM »
I live in the a village and the subdivision restrictions don't allow composting. 

In this day and age? They must be crazy.

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Re: spent grains
« Reply #40 on: November 12, 2009, 06:55:33 PM »
Yeah, the subdivision rules suck.
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Re: spent grains
« Reply #41 on: November 12, 2009, 07:16:06 PM »
I compost them for the garden.  Never really noticed much of an, uhhh, aroma problem.
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Re: spent grains
« Reply #42 on: November 12, 2009, 07:40:49 PM »
I currently feed mine to the chickens, but I'm interested in some spent grain bread recipes. Can anyone share some.

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Re: spent grains
« Reply #43 on: November 12, 2009, 08:36:09 PM »
I compost it--it's a great addition. I also have a bread recipe in which I use it. Adds a nice nutty flavor.
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Re: spent grains
« Reply #44 on: November 13, 2009, 06:37:13 AM »
I try and compost,
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