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Ocean County, NJ
AvailableAvailable: Brewery Spent Beer Grains

Backward Flag Brewing in Forked River is a busy craft beer brewery with plenty of spent grain available free of charge weekly.  Please contact us to make arrangments for pickup.

What is Spent Grain?
Once of the main ingredients in beer making is various types of grain. Hot water is added to the grain to extract its fermentable sugars that will be used later as the beer making process continues. The wet grain or ‘mash’ that is left over is known as spent grain.

Is there alcohol or any chemicals in Spent Grain?
No. Alcohol comes much later in the process. No chemicals or alcohol ever come in contact with the grain.

What is the problem?
Breweries produce an abundance of spent beer grains. It can constitute as much as 85 percent of a brewery’s total by-product. It has to go somewhere. We have two options, give it away or throw it away.

Why not just throw it away?
Spent beer grain can be very beneficial in multiple ways – and we don’t want to waste it.

1. Livestock feed supplement: Spent grain is high in protein and fiber. It is used by many farms across the country as a feed supplement, creating a mutual benefit between brewer and farmer.

2. Composting: There are several applications in this category, including recycling spent grains as compost, to feed worm bins, or as a medium for growing mushrooms. These grains have a ton of nitrogen and organic matter, which are just the stuff plants need to grow.

3. Green Energy: Many large companies are finding ways to burn spent grain and convert it into an energy source. Others have found ways to clean waste water through the benefits of microbes munching on the grain creating a beneficial bi-product.

4. Baking: Bread, biscuits, cookies and dog treats…all can be made with spent grain. Next time at an Iron Hill Brewpub try their spent grain pizza crust or check out ReGrained for their spent grain granola bars. Or even better, make your own!

Category: Miscellaneous
Asking Price: FREE!
Posted: November 2, 2017, 2:27 pm
City: Forked River

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