Inodoro Pereyra wrote:
On top of that, if you are hopping the mash you are feeding your dog something toxic to it.
How come? I'm an uber rookie when it comes to brewing, but, aren't you supposed to hop the wort, AFTER getting rid of the grain?
Hops are toxic to dogs. Yes you usually hop in the boil but you can hop in the mash, kinda like a pre first wort hop addition. I did that for the first time in my last batch and it turned out great, an APA. I've read about some company selling spent grain energy bars. I guess I could add some nuts and dried fruit and honey to my spent grains and make these. I think I'd rather spend my spare time focusing on planning, brewing and drinking more homebrew instead. I still throw all mine in the compost pile. The racoons and skunks love me.