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
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.
Add a couple drops of essential oils to grains, and dried flowers. Fill potpourri bag or create beautiful display.
Spent grain can also be used for:
- Animal Fodder
- Growing medium for mushrooms
- Plastic Bags
- Creating Artwork
- 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.