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Spent grain dog biscuit recipe: Homebrew treats for your best friend

February 18, 2013 By: mike Category: Homebrew, Oddities

Spent grain dog treats - Jack

I do my best to compost all my spent homebrew grain, but when the compost pile gets too unwieldy, I’ve had to dump grain in the trash. It’s a sticky, stinky mess.

So I’ve found another way to make use of my spent grains — and it makes my dog Jack and his buddies really happy.

Making dog biscuits out of your spent homebrew grains is an easy way to make snacks for your puppy with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.

And while I can’t vouch for how healthy these treats are — similar recipes are all over the Internet — the dogs love them.


2 cups spent grain
1 cup flour
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 egg

The recipe make about two-and-a-half dozen medium-sized biscuits.

Spent grain dog treats - grain Start with two cups of spent grain. Be sure to make these treats on brew day or refrigerate the grains and make them in a few days before they get moldy.

Spent grain dog treats - ingredientsCombine all your ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

Spent grain dog treats - shapesTake a rolling pin and create a dense layer on your counter. Cut out your shapes with a cookie cutter or knife. With Valentine’s Day coming up, we created hearts.

Spent grain dog treats - bakedBake the biscuits at 350 F for 30 minutes to solidify them. Then, turn the heat down to 225 F and bake for additional 3 hours to dry them out and prevent mold growth. Once they cool, be sure to store them in an airtight container.

Spent grain dog treats - bagJack decided to share his loot and gave treats to his buddies. He was a popular pup on Valentine’s Day!

Merry Christmas from FuzzyBrew!

December 25, 2012 By: mike Category: Oddities

FuzzyBrew pint glasses

Hope your holiday is filled with homebrew, craft beer and lots of good cheer!

Have a safe and merry Christmas.


How to turn a pumpkin into a keg for your Halloween party [video]

October 29, 2012 By: mike Category: How to, Oddities, Video

Got a spigot and a giant pumpkin?

The folks at Celebrations.com have come up with a simple, yet awesome idea: turn your pumpkin into a keg to serve beer at your upcoming Halloween party.

All you do is scoop it out, attach the spigot and pour a sixer in, preferably a beer that will taste good with a little raw pumpkin mixed in.

If anyone tries this, take some photos and let me know how it worked!

WANTED: Ghost River Brewing bottle caps

October 17, 2012 By: mike Category: Breweries, Memphis, Oddities

Ghost River caps
There’s a bottle cap collector in New Albany, N.Y., who’s trying to get his hands on some Ghost River Brewing bottle caps. And he needs your help, beer drinkers of Memphis.

This guy has over 20,000 caps in his collection, and he wants to add a few from Memphis’ lone production craft brewery.

“I e-mailed the brewery but my request for some caps fell on deaf ears, so I turn to the good craft beer drinkers of Memphis,” the collector wrote this afternoon in a plea on Craigslist.

If you can help him out, here’s the listing on Craigslist. He says he’ll pay for shipping costs and maybe some more.