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How to Make Spent Grain Oatmeal Raisin Cake-ies aka Soft & Delicious Cookies

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What the heck is a Cake-is? Well, these cookies were born from the aftermath of the brew day for our White Stout MJ and Kevin’s hankering for a soft oatmeal raisin cookie. They are quick and easy to make, which is appealing after a long day of brewing, plus they came out pretty delicious. Also we made them with whole wheat flour, so you can feel a little healthy about washing these cookies down with a beer. We’re thinking the tagline will be, “Milk stout and spent grain cake-ies, the brewers midnight snack.” Enjoy! keep reading...

Written by A+K

April 18th, 2014 at 7:05 am

Spent Grain Banana Pecan Bread


Did you ever wrap up a long, cold, tiring brew day and think, “You know what I really feel like doing right now? Baking.” Yeah, us either. Luckily we have found that spent grain keeps really well in a refrigerated Tupperware for a couple days so you can get your post-beer bake on at your leisure.

banana bread

  • 3/4 cup wet Spent Grain
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 3 very-ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup crushed pecans
  • 1 tsp. sugar free vanilla pumpkin spice

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Combine flour, salt, white sugar and baking powder in a mixing bowl.

3. Melt butter in the microwave for 30 seconds. Let cool slightly and add to dry ingredients keep reading...

Written by A+K

March 18th, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Baking with Spent Grain – Delicious Apple Walnut Muffins



After every long brew day, most homebrewers end up with two things: a fermenter full of liquid that is hopefully on it’s way to becoming a delicious brew and a great deal of spent grain that normally winds up in the garbage. Although some breweries have arrangements where they donate their spent grain to local farms for animal feed, this is not practical for most homebrewers and the grain winds up going to waste. However, many delicious recipes can be made from it. We were actually able to make these muffins while we were brewing our beer/cider hybrid, which is one of the many benefits of having a brewing partner. The entire process probably took about 40 minutes, tops, and gives you a delicious snack to enjoy after a long and tiring brew day. Enjoy! keep reading...