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I have access to spent grain from a local brewery.  About 300 gallons in an IBC Tote.  

Any recommendations on how to use and maybe provide to other local gardening groups?  

I will keep in the backyard and on a trailer while I use.  any thoughts on keeping the smell down.

I know you can feed Black soldier flies and then use them as fish food (tilapia) but can I feed this to fingerlings?

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Any recipes out there? Not sure yet how clean it will be but an option.

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It can also be fed to hogs, my hogs didn't care all that much for it but if you mix grain and feed into it they will eat it.
 
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If it's not dried, it'll smell to high heaven after a couple of days.  It's a decent protein supplement for livestock but most of the energy has been extracted.  It's fed to cows, pigs and chickens but, like anything, you have to provide it as part of a proper diet.  
 
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What I cannot cover right away with wood chips I will have to do something else. I guess I need to make a drying bed.  Make a square box out of wood and spread the grain out in the sun and cover when it rains.
I can also provide to my neighbors who garden.  
 
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I wonder if you can bake it into loaves or  kibble for animal feed.
Perhaps in a dutch oven over a biochar retort
If you purposely soak it perhaps you can inoculate with lactose acid producing bacteria?
I've been soaking grains for the chooks this way, and it smells like sauerkraut.
 
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William Bronson wrote: I wonder if you can bake it into loaves or  kibble for animal feed.


You sure can.  Homebrewers use it for making granola-ish bars for human and animals.  There are recipes on at least a few of the forums for homebrewing.
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