Saturday, September 6, 2014

Spent Grain Dog Treats

After several months of inactivity, I finally started brewing again. I have a keg of Oud Bruin fermenting right now, and last week I kegged up some Brown Ale for my friend's movie release party. Tomorrow I will brew a Hefeweizen for that same party. It's a lot of fun, but it also leaves me with a lot of Spent Grain. So, now that I have a dog, I decided to put some of it to good use by making Dog Treats. In all fairness, it doesn't use that much Grain, but I compost the rest in my back yard.

The recipe came from this website: Clearly his look better, but my dog loves the ones I made and that's all that matters to me. I am copying the recipe below for the sake of easy reference for myself. My recipe makes 50% more than the recipe in the link. I did this, because I could only find Peanut Butter in 12 oz. bottles or larger and I wanted to use the whole jar.

Spent Grain Dog Treats

6 c. Spent Grain
12 oz. Smooth Peanut Butter
3 c. Flour
3 Eggs

Mix all the ingredients together and smooth onto a Silpat. Score into rectangles about 1" x 2". Bake at 350 for 30 minutes and then at 225 for 2 hours, or until they are completely dry. Snap the treats apart and store in the freezer. I don't thaw them before feeding them to my dog. 

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