Spent Brewers Grain Available for Animal Feed - Liverpool

adam_azvex

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Hi All,

Sorry of this is in the wrong place.

I have just set up Azvex Brewing Company in Liverpool. We produce roughly 2 tonne of spent grain per week which we are looking to send to a local farm for animal feed. We also have another brewery across the road on the same industrial site that produces about 1-2 tonne per week and there are a further 2 breweries within 5 mins drive interested in this too so a good few tonnes available per week.

If anyone is interested in it let me know.

Cheers,
Adam
 
Hi All,

Sorry of this is in the wrong place.

I have just set up Azvex Brewing Company in Liverpool. We produce roughly 2 tonne of spent grain per week which we are looking to send to a local farm for animal feed. We also have another brewery across the road on the same industrial site that produces about 1-2 tonne per week and there are a further 2 breweries within 5 mins drive interested in this too so a good few tonnes available per week.

If anyone is interested in it let me know.

Cheers,
Adam
Not my area but I do this in my area,

Worth putting up what type of grain - IE are you grinding it yourself or buying in bags,
quality can vary especially from small micro and craft/ / ale breweries -
I take grains varying from 22% crude protein and 12ME/kg at 28%dm,
through to ground pale ale malts with 16% protein and 8ME which come very wet at only 19%dm
The former is worth traveling upto 5 miles return per tonne collected -
The latter is worthless and I usually get a coffee / beer / sarnie if thats all thats to be collected - though usually I collect 4-5 tonnes a visit twice a week.

Remember your taking all the sugars out of the grain, and its very wet - and doesnt store well so it needs to fit into your local farmers system - Good grains I can feed as a top up to my animals - Crap wet pale malts need me to spend money on beet or molasses to make them worth feeding and handling.

I worked out that even for good grains - its usually a loss maker feeding anything less than a 10 tonne load and the only real benefit to me is either dumping it on unpalletable hay / lege to get it eaten, or as ga forrage extender to drag out feed and grazing rotations.

That said currently Im getting a run of malts from strong 8% plus DIPA/s and these are coming with the all important 11+ME/kg /DM making them worht collecting down to 2 tonnes at a time.
 

adam_azvex

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We mill most of it ourselves, the odd malt is easier to get pre-crushed but only makes up a small percentage either way. We make a lot of strongest beer where there will be a decent amount of residual sugars still left. we also use a lot of adjunct malts (wheat, oats etc) which are higher in protein. I couldn't say what is left over in the spent grain though, final runnings are usually over 1.012 specific gravity, higher for stronger beers and considerably higher if we double mash an imperial stout. I don't know the calculation to calorific value but I am sure its easy enough to work out if its worth while.

Our neighbouring breweries are similar but using pre-crushed for the most part.
 
We mill most of it ourselves, the odd malt is easier to get pre-crushed but only makes up a small percentage either way. We make a lot of strongest beer where there will be a decent amount of residual sugars still left. we also use a lot of adjunct malts (wheat, oats etc) which are higher in protein. I couldn't say what is left over in the spent grain though, final runnings are usually over 1.012 specific gravity, higher for stronger beers and considerably higher if we double mash an imperial stout. I don't know the calculation to calorific value but I am sure its easy enough to work out if its worth while.

Our neighbouring breweries are similar but using pre-crushed for the most part.
Cool, may I suggest you get open top IBCs then forthe volumes your producing and keep it wet in the IBC to stop igetoing off, If you can get 2-3 together its break even to collect, more and becomes worth while.

Looking at your location your not likely to have much in the way of livestock farmers within a short distance so will need a load, or depending on how many other breweries, invest in dewatering equipment and you'll have something worth selling even.
 

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