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What can I do with my spent grain after mashing?

After brewing a batch of beer, I always end up with ~14 lbs of spent grain that I usually just toss in a pile in the corner of the yard. Are there better things to do with it (i.e. cooking, baking, ...
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Uses for spent grains

What are some uses for spent grains - either a few pounds from a partial mash or the 10+ from an all-grain batch - that don't include just throwing the grains away? If your answer is to include some ...
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What makes my mash tun smell like vomit?

If I leave my mash tun unattended for a few days after brewing it smells like a dead animal covered in vomit. What is the name of the bacteria/fungus/other that excretes this smell?
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How to store spent grain while waiting on your dryers

We are trying to develop a method to dry spent grains with a small DIY solar dryer. When we pick up the spent grain it is get too much volume for our dryer and then how to store it. Our drying ...
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when making whiskey (or beer) what is left of the barley?

[Mod: distilling is normally off-topic here, however, this question could equally be about making beer, since the primary subject is mashing/sparging and spent grain, so I'm keeping this question open ...
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Why is my spent grain smelling funky?

Last sunday we brewed a couple of black porter batches with my buddies and we used a generous amount of roasted barley with pilsen malt. We put it into the frigde as soon as we finished mashing, as we ...