Fun DIY Tips & Ideas With Spent Grain

Spent grain is the by-product that is left over after a brewery’s mash has extracted quite a bit of the nutrients, sugars, and proteins found in grains.

Spent grain is the by-product that is left over after a brewery’s mash has extracted quite a bit of the nutrients, sugars, and proteins found in grains. These left overs are called malt. An alarming 85% of malt is often left over after the extraction process, which has inspired many craft breweries in the world to come up with innovative alternatives to prevent spent grain from going to waste.

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Top 10 Fun DIY Tips and Ideas with Spent Grain

SPENT GRAIN FLOUR
See the link below for a how-to on making BSG flour by Instructables.com.

STUFFED SOFT TOYS
Use spent grains to fill home-made soft toys instead of other materials.

A BAKERS GARDEN
Have a backyard garden?
Fill the space with DIY areas for kids to entertain themselves by making various items with spent grain while parents can enjoy nibbling on spent grain bakery delights.

POTPOURRI BAGS
Add a couple drops of essential oils to grains, and dried flowers. Fill potpourri bag or create beautiful display.

PIZZA CRUST
Use any pizza crust recipe, but add a serving of spent grain to the mix. The result is crispy, rough crust that tastes great. RECIPE HERE

VEGGIE BURGER
Jo In the Kitchen compiled a unique recipe for making veggie burgers. Find it here.

GARDEN COMPOST
Spent grains have been used for centuries as fertilizers. If you have no idea how to use it in your garden, see the link below to Garden Guides.

SPENT GRAIN BREAD
One of the most common uses of spent grain is by making bread. It adds a nutty taste, which most everyone enjoys.

SPENT GRAIN WAFFLES
Mouthwatering, delicious, and different, create some spent grain waffles.

DOG TREATS & BISCUITS
Your dogs will love you for these tasty treats.

Other Uses

Spent grain can also be used for:

  • Animal Fodder
  • Bio-fuel
  • Fertilizers
  • Growing medium for mushrooms
  • Plastic Bags
  • Creating Artwork
  • Ethanol
  • Making homemade paper

Where To Find Spent Grain

Search for any local breweries in your area. They usually have a lot of spent grain (malt) to remove.

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