Thanks to a recipe from our customer, Rocky Wallbaum, here’s a good way to use grains left over after you brew a kit of beer which has you add grains to water, which you’ll add to your wort. After you’ve drained the liquid off the grains, let them cool, then package in 1 cup sandwich bags and freeze. Thaw one bag at a time and make great bread! Use 1 bag to make 1 loaf of multi grain bread. Rocky’s recipe is as follows:
Whole grain bread (using ‘spent’ grains)
1 ¼ cups
1 ¼ cups
Vinegar or Lemon juice
Whole Wheat Flour
Bread machine (Instant) Yeast
‘Spent’ grains 1
In a bread machine: Add first five ingredients into machine. Then add remaining ingredients and set machine to make Whole Wheat Bread. When machine-beeps, prompting you to add additional ingredients, add ‘spent’ grains and allow to mix in. The moisture in the grains may make the dough more sticky; if so, then add additional flour to make a ‘normal’ dough. Allow to bake as normal.
I just used this recipe using grains from the “Black Pilsner” add-on pack. The 500 g of Caramel Barley and 200 g of Chocolate Barley gave me 10 -1 cup bags to freeze. I used one to make 1 loaf of multi grain bread.