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Offline pashusa

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Re: spent grains
« Reply #60 on: November 16, 2009, 11:33:37 AM »
Do you suppose it would be a good ingredient in suet blocks for the winter birds?
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Re: spent grains
« Reply #61 on: November 16, 2009, 03:26:08 PM »
Mine go over to the brewery across the street. A farmer comes by and picks up all their spent grain so I just add a little more to their pile.  :)

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Re: spent grains
« Reply #62 on: November 16, 2009, 06:53:47 PM »
I compost mine too.  I keep a pile of leaves and other carbon rich stuff to cover it with so I don't have a smell or fly problem.

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Re: spent grains
« Reply #63 on: November 16, 2009, 09:20:46 PM »

Bread, pizza crust, and cheese cake crust.


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Re: spent grains
« Reply #64 on: November 17, 2009, 06:10:00 AM »
cheese cake crust.

That's an interesting one.  What style mash goes into it?

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Re: spent grains
« Reply #65 on: November 17, 2009, 07:44:49 AM »
I throw it over the back fence.  A farmer keeps cattle back there, and it disappears pretty quickly.

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Re: spent grains
« Reply #66 on: November 17, 2009, 07:56:48 AM »
Bread - our church kitchen took an oatmeal bread recipe and subbed in my spent grains instead of the rolled oats. The folks love it and they keep telling me to brew more!  When you toast it, the spent grains get all crunchy and it really adds some mouthfeel to the bread....

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Re: spent grains
« Reply #67 on: November 17, 2009, 11:45:47 AM »
Mine goes to the chickens and the ducks.

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Re: spent grains
« Reply #68 on: November 17, 2009, 09:22:58 PM »
cheese cake crust.

That's an interesting one.  What style mash goes into it?
The latest was the mash from a winter ale.  The cheese cake filling had one bottle of Jubelale simmered down to a cup.

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Re: spent grains
« Reply #69 on: November 18, 2009, 06:01:06 AM »
BTw here's some information I found:
In the compost, those are not maggots but worms.
Maggots only eat meat.
Worms eat the the sugars and grain turning it into compost.
This is a good thing. Apparently they like sugar and acid.
Supposedly spent grain and coffee grounds are the ideal combination.
They reduced the level of my compost bin considerably in less than a week.
I'd say something witty down here, but I'm at a bit of a disadvantage in that department.

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Re: spent grains
« Reply #70 on: November 20, 2009, 11:21:36 AM »
I use mine to feed the hop mounds in my garden. I call it beer-cycling.
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Re: spent grains
« Reply #71 on: November 24, 2009, 07:47:47 AM »
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Apparently they like sugar and acid


...reminds me of college!  :P

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Re: spent grains
« Reply #72 on: November 24, 2009, 08:20:02 AM »
Sunday I was running the fertilizer spreader around the front weed beds (my yard) and spotted a few barley hulls on some holes I filled with compost.

I smiled and thought of this post.

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Re: spent grains
« Reply #73 on: November 24, 2009, 01:16:13 PM »
Dog cookies....however that only takes up a pound or two. The rest goes into the compost pile. It's rainy here in Oregon so I don't worry about the stink or what happens after I dump it. Rain seems to keep the stink down. :)
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