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Cooking with spent grains from brewing beer

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Printed Date: 22 September 2019 at 14:51


Topic: Cooking with spent grains from brewing beer
Posted By: TasunkaWitko
Subject: Cooking with spent grains from brewing beer
Date Posted: 31 July 2018 at 13:49
For those of us who brew beer, we are left with quite a bit of spent grain after the process; one gallon of beer usually uses a little over two pounds of grain, and some beers can use three pounds per gallon, or more. This spent grain is usually malted barley, but there are also a lot of beers that use a good amount of wheat, along with some beers that use rye, oats and other grains...even spelt, for some Belgian farmhouse beers.

Since I've started brewing, I've been scattering the spent grain on my garden, or burying it, in order to use as compost and for (I assume) at least some aeration of the soil; however, I have been intrigued since the beginning with the idea of putting the spent grain to use in any number of cooking projects, and will endeavor to attempt to do so with future brews.

For now, I am posting a few links on the subject, for anyone interested:

Drying spent grain:

https://brooklynbrewshop.com/blogs/themash/how-to-dry-spent-grain


Making spent-grain flour (for those without a mill):

https://brooklynbrewshop.com/blogs/themash/recipe-spent-grain-flour


Finally, here are a variety of recipes to try with the spent gains and/or flour produced from them:

https://brooklynbrewshop.com/blogs/themash/tagged/spent-grain-chef


If/when I'm able to explore this more, I'll post about it; in the meantime, if anyone has anything to add, or if anyone tries any of this, please feel free to add your comments, experiences or thoughts on the subject.

Ron

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Posted By: pitrow
Date Posted: 01 August 2018 at 09:44
Finding a use for the spent grains has been an interest of mine too, but since it's been over a year since I last brewed anything I have no idea if or when I'll get around to actually doing it.

Thanks for posting the links though, I will definitely read them so I'm prepared if I ever get to brew again.


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Posted By: TasunkaWitko
Date Posted: 01 August 2018 at 09:48
Originally posted by Mike Mike wrote:

...it's been over a year since I last brewed anything...if I ever get to brew again


It sounds as if there is a story behind that.

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