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Spent Grains

Postby andytv » Tue Jun 18, 2002 5:44 am

I have a pile of spent grains as high as an elephant's @&% in the weeds behind my house. Has anyone found any creative uses for this stuff??? I know from experience that when left to sit in a pile, they really start to smell, so making piles for kids to play in should not be listed as a "creative use". Maybe something along the lines of mulch or something???

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Postby brewhaha » Tue Jun 18, 2002 10:45 am

I once saw a recipe for spent grain bread, not sure where it is, but if I find it I will post.. good luck
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chicken feed

Postby stumpwater » Wed Jun 19, 2002 4:18 pm

Apparently the stuff makes good chicken feed. The grain still contains much of the essentials for nourishment. I can't remember where I read the breakdown (shrug), but if there are chickens around then I say let them have it. Personally, I know of no chickens in my neighbourhood (hehe) so I throw it on the compost pile. Perhaps I will begin raising pheasants. It would make for a nice Thanksgiving dinner all compliments of my beer making hobby.
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compost

Postby Fraoch » Fri Jun 21, 2002 12:53 am

spent grains make great fertiliser if mixed into the compost,dig them in though as the flies tend to love them as it is impossible to extract all the goodies etc from your mash. But it really is the best for roses and the such
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Cows

Postby hophead » Fri Jun 21, 2002 4:10 am

If you have any neighbors or know of any farmers that have dairy or beef cattle...they LOVE em. They do have to be rather fresh though.:)
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Postby Fraoch » Mon Jun 24, 2002 2:49 am

Good to see you back on line, Email me, me old mate, tiernan@froggy.com.au
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