Uses for mashed grains?

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Uses for mashed grains?

Postby johnny » Fri May 21, 2004 4:51 pm

Hi guys,

Wondering if there were any productive uses for the grains after they have been used?

I know they make good compost, but what do you do?
Is it safe to give to animals? My dog seemed keen on it!
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Mulch

Postby youdaman10 » Sat May 22, 2004 9:44 pm

I put my spent grain around my bushes and trees.
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How about Bread?

Postby T_n_T » Mon May 24, 2004 2:14 pm

A local brewpub makes a spent grain bread. I'd keep it away from the dog though. My dog got into it once, had a similar texture coming out, unfortunately, because it's high in fibre, he was extremely regular, all throughout the house!!
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Not harmful

Postby fitz » Tue May 25, 2004 7:56 am

It isn't harmful to animals, actually the breweries sell if to farmers as cattle feed. If you have an outside dog, it won't hurt him or your carpet. Inside dogs shouldn't be fed anything that may affect their digestion, for obvious reasons. Mulch, compost, bread, all are good suggestions.
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Postby srussell705 » Sat Jul 31, 2004 9:48 am

Great for a worm farm if your a fisherman. Just dig through before you hit the road.
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Postby DreamWeaver » Sat Jul 31, 2004 11:48 pm

Dogs can eat them as long as there is no hops in them. Many animals like the grains. Most livestock farmers will thank you for spent grains, so make a new friend.
I tried a compost pile once (on a farm) and got more than I bargained for... bees, rats, flys, skunks, you get the picture. So, be forewarned.
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Mulch or Compost...

Postby Mesa Maltworks » Wed Sep 29, 2004 2:46 pm

You can use spent grain as mulch, but not too much as it is a nitrogen robber. As compost, however, it is excellent because of the amount of bacterial activity it will cause.

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Uses for mashed grains?

Postby gene » Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:17 pm

yes, filler for cows. I put 18 lbs out where I could watch it. never saw squirrels or birds touch it. I think there is no/little food value in it.my 2
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Used grain bread

Postby Pyssedas Heavy Industrial » Tue Dec 07, 2004 5:38 am

love the sound of this - bread making is one of my fav things aside from making [and drinking brews] all yeast related i guess

i am supposing that it is just a matter of adding some of the grains to the dough mix - but if anyone has tried this before and has something like a recipe i would love to see it
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Postby ulve » Tue Dec 07, 2004 7:22 pm

Here in Sweden the traditional christmas bread (V
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bread recipe thanks

Postby Pyssedas Heavy Industrial » Wed Dec 08, 2004 8:26 am

thanks very much for the recipe [hope i can find all of the necessary ingredients] i will try to bake it up for my parents this christmas [ if only i had a digital camera]

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