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Can you replace malt barley grain flour with spent grains?

Can you replace malt barley grain flour with spent grains?

Definitions Spent grains are malted barley grains used in the early stages of making beer – like when making tea, the barley grains are steeped in heated water that releases enzymes that breaks down the starch in the grain into sugars. The water (now referred […]

Is Barley recovered from brewing considered Halal?

Is Barley recovered from brewing considered Halal?

Given our spent grains are recovered from craft brewers who use barley to make beer, we wanted to address a few common questions Do our products actually contain alcoholic Beer? No beer is added. Craft brewers prefer to sell the beer they manufacture. When making […]

Is Canadian grown wheat and barley grains Genetically Modified?

Is Canadian grown wheat and barley grains Genetically Modified?

Photo Credit: Barn Owl Malt   It’s one of the questions we were asked as part of the evaluation criteria to be accepted as a bread supplier as more and more retailers are looking to reduce their exposure to genetic modified (GM) products. According to […]

Health benefits of Barley

Health benefits of Barley

Barley doesn’t get the attention it deserves as one of the healthiest cereal grains. By adding barley to your breakfast in the form of pancakes, waffles, bread or granola, you can ensure regular bowel movements, healthy heart and keep cholesterol, breast cancer, diabetes, gallstones, asthma, […]

Spent Grain Recipes

Spent Grain Recipes

Listing of spent grain based recipes  – we’d love to hear about your experience about making these recipes ! Spent Grain Baked Falafel Spent Grain Burger Buns Spent Grain and Herb Whole-Wheat Bread Spent Grain Parmesan Cheese Straws Spent Grain Dog Treats, Bread and Waffles […]

How to make spent grain flour

How to make spent grain flour

Here’s a recipe to make spent grain flour. Let your grain cool completely and then grind it into flour. Use a mill or coffee grinder works well.

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 […]

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 […]