Distillers Grains are a cereal byproduct of the distillation process. Brewer’s spent grain usually refers to barley produced as a byproduct of brewing, while distillers grains are a mix of corn, rice and other grains.
- In beer or whiskey production, grains, such as corn, are put though a mashing process, where grain is ground and added to hot water. The starch in the grains undergoes saccharification by enzymes, turning the starch into sugars that are released into the water. The water is removed from the grain, and becomes wort for brewing. The remaining grain, called “spent grain” for the removal of simple sugars and starch, can then be sold as a by-product.
- Corn-based distillers grains from the ethanol industry are commonly sold as a high protein livestock feed that increases efficiency and lowers the risk of subacute acidosis in beef cattle
- No side effects are known.
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Source: Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distillers_grains