While reviewing equipment, owner Norm LePage and Brewmaster and Director of Operations Dan Rogers realized a conveyor system would aid in the efficiency of removing spent grain
from the brewing process.
Hughes picks up barrels of spent grain
from several brewers and distillers each week including Lazy Boy and Diamond Knot.
The press provided greater efficiency and resulted in a dryer spent grain
, which improved the grain's ability to be used as a fuel source.
The brewery began the spent grain
energy process in 1995 with the installation of a grain dryer.
The occurrence of DON and ZEN producing Fusarium species warrants routine analysis of barley, which is the main raw material used in making of clear beers for molds and mycotoxins, DON in beer and ZEN in spent grain
used as animal feed.
Farmers and visitors who ask are given a portion of spent grain
The company gives all spent grain
to local farmers, free of charge, to feed their livestock, but only on the condition they do not add antibiotics, which can harm the ecosystem.
We make multigrain and western French bread as a baguette and boule, 100-percent whole-wheat bread with spent grain
, oatmeal raisin bread, roasted sunflower seed bread, garlic rosemary sourdough bread, rye bread, flaxseed bread, sourdough bread, garlic olive oil flat-bread, dill bread, and Cajun bread," he says.
Then the spent grain
goes to the animals, who love it - in fact they shout for it.
The partnership will discuss ways to ensure high-quality supply, through possible co-operation on buying new plant and facilities or using spent grain
as animal feed.
A BREAKTHROUGH energy project from EU research programme EUREKA is turning spent grain
from beer production into renewable brewery-operating power.
He would buy the spent grain
from the breweries to use as feed for his pigs and cows.