Friday, May 30, 2014

Be as rich as Rockefeller

By wasting not, and feeding the puppies;
...individual [craft] breweries may use tractor trailer loads — or roughly 50,000 pounds — of grain every day to brew tens of thousands of gallons of beer. That grain is soaked in warm water, which extracts starch that turns into fermentable sugars. Once that's done, the grain is separated and discarded, and the brewing process continues.
Because of the sheer amount of spent grain in beer-making, the majority of it ends up on farms for animal feed or compost. Federal officials last month backed off proposed livestock feed rules that beer makers feared would cost $13.6 million per brewery if they wanted to sell grain left from making beer to ranchers and dairy farmers.
But there's no shortage of ways brewers are disposing of the fruits of the fruits of their labor.
Back in the 19th century John D. Rockefeller and Henry Flagler were refining crude oil pumped from under the ground in Pennsylvania, in their refinery in Cleveland. Their major product was kerosene, used in lighting homes. But they had a 'waste product' too; eventually known as 'gasoline' that became useful to the customers of the Henry Fords of the world. Another 19th century waste product is today known as Vaseline petroleum jelly.

So, grab your coat, get your hat, and get your puppy to sit up;
In brewery-heavy San Diego, Green Flash Brewing Co.Stone Brewing Co.Societe Brewing Co. and others supply their spent grain to David Crane, a home brewer whose small company makes "Doggie Beer Bones" out of the beer leftovers mixed with peanut butter, barley flour, eggs and water. They're sold in breweries and pet stores nationwide and on the Internet. But don't worry, Fido, won't get drunk off of them — they don't contain alcohol or hops, which are harmful to dogs.
It's news; dogs exploit human weakness!

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