Brewers are always faced with the question, “What do I do with my spent grain?” If you are anything like us, we hate to throw it away. So, we’ve provided you with some alternatives to keeping that spent grain out of the landfill.
Compost: Most cities have a compost program where a company will pick up compost for you. If not, start a compost yourself if you have the space in your backyard. Your garden will thank you.
Dog Treats: As long as these grains haven’t come into contact with hops, you’re good to go. (Hops are toxic to dogs.) Dry the grain out (instructions here,) add some peanut butter and BAM… doggy treat heaven!
Bake With Them: You can make bread, pretzels, or pizza crust out of them. It’s high in fiber and protein.
Bathe With Them: Add it to your handmade soap. We use our spent grain in our Spiced Ale Beer Soap. The spent grain acts as text that helps remove dead skin cells.
We hope this helps you decide what to do with your spent grain!