Making Spent grain bread

Making Spent grain bread

We found several bread-making recipes but here are some tips: Bring the spent grains to a boil before adding them to your dough. That kills off yeast spores that would otherwise WAY overproof your bread. Then rinse in cold water, drain, and off you go Spent…

Use spent grains as building material

Use spent grains as building material

We’ve wanted to see whether spent grains could be used as filler for building materials. Spent grains as Bricks Today, brick manufacturers are looking to replace polystyrene which provided bricks with enhanced heat-trapping abilities. However, EU restrictions on carbon emissions have made it expensive to incorporate…

Protected: Spent Yeast

Protected: Spent Yeast

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Spent grain as cattle feed aka ‘Brew to Moo’

Spent grain as cattle feed aka ‘Brew to Moo’

Traditionally, BSG is mainly used as cattle feed. It should be considered as a lower cost, rich in protein, lipids and fiber supplement, not a complete feed replacement. How does it taste? Majority of the sweetness of beer has been drained and rinsed from the grain,…

Chemical composition of spent grains

Chemical composition of spent grains

The main components of Brewer’s spent grains are cellulose, hemicellulose, i.e. arabinoxylan, lignin, protein, lipids, and low molecular weight phenolic compounds Image credit New Food Magazine

Spent grains nutritional overview – rich in protein, fiber, phenolic compounds, vitamins and more

Spent grains nutritional overview – rich in protein, fiber, phenolic compounds, vitamins and more

Brewer’s spent grains (BSG) contains more than half the daily recommended dietary fiber (62%!), complete plant protein, and medium-chain fatty acids: is a lignocellulosic material rich in protein and fiber (cellulose, arabinoxylan and lignin) accounting for approximately 20 and 70% respectively is reported to contain vitamins…

Spent grains as hog/pig feed

Spent grains as hog/pig feed

Based on our research, while spent grains are being fed to hogs (domestic pig that weighs more than 120 lbs. (54 kilograms)), according to this article in Grit, the effects of spent grain consumption as hog feed are not quite as impressive. In hogs, increased…

Spent grains as Human grade food

Spent grains as Human grade food

Brewer’s spent grains (BSG) is considered an ideal ingredient for human food because of being readily available, low-cost, and rich in nutrients. It can be added to foodstuffs, such as bread, biscuits, muffins, and snacks, that need to improve their fiber and protein content while…

Drying Spent Grains at Home

Drying Spent Grains at Home

There are a number of ways to prepare spent grain for storage at home: Freezing – Tossing it into the freezer is the safest, easiest way to store grain. It takes no effort to put into storage, but it has the drawback of being a frozen…

Industrial Drying Spent Grains

Industrial Drying Spent Grains

In this post, we’ll look at the optimal moisture content you need to achieve for long term storage of spent grains, summary of different drying techniques (from superheated steam to burning spent grain for heat) According to Brewery Wastewater, the key is to low moisture spent…