Before I researched ideas for what I could do with my spent grains, I only knew of two different things I could do with them: feed it to chickens or throw them in the compost pile. I have yet to start a compost pile so cross that off the list, and I don’t know anyone who owns chickens!
The easiest answer for me was found with a simple google search. This eventually led me to this post over at homebrewtalk. Dog treats made from spent grains? Perfect! I have a dog too, so this was a great idea.
The recipe was very easy. Spent grains, flour, peanut butter, and a couple eggs. Easy.
Here is my final product:
The dog enjoys them. She doesn’t go bat nuts crazy like when she is given one of those bacon treats, but she still seems pretty stoked.
I still had a load of grains even after I doubled the recipe size so I saved about 8 cups in the freezer. Maybe I’ll make more dog treats? Maybe some bread? Then, there is this page… I don’t know if I want to get that crazy with them, but its good to know there is more to do with our home brew waste.