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“Spent grains” is the general term for the remnants of corn, rye, barley and other grains used to make alcoholic beverages. Traditional farmers have used it as Animal Feed – minimal caloric value but have proteins, lipids, and fiber; ideal for ruminants and dogs.
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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, […]
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
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 […]
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 […]