Close

Site Information

Blog

Dog Days of Summer

Posted by Adam on

The dog days of summer are finally upon us. Time to kick back with a cold pint and your best bud enjoying the warmth of the sun. Get out there and make the most of while you can after all it won’t last forever and we’ll be back to cold and snow soon enough.

Summer is also a perfect time to bring the brewing equipment outside. Brew up your favourite batch outside with friends. Make a day out of it, post pictures to social media and hashtag #beergrains we would LOVE to see them!

While you’re brewing save your spent grains and make a special treat for your pooch.

Dogs love treats….heck humans love treats! Why not make some healthy treats for your dog to enjoy while you enjoy the wonders of your labour?

I stumbled across a simple recipe while searching online for something to do with my spent grains. I would love to take credit, but can’t thanks to Deschutes Brewery out of Bend Oregon for the dog treat recipe.


Recipe for Spent Grain Dog Treats

Ingredients:
4 Cups spent grain 
2 Cups flour
2 large eggs
1 Cup natural peanut butter

Directions:
Blend all ingredients together with your hands in large bowl, then roll out on flour coated surface and use cookie cutter to make desired shapes.

Put onto cookie sheet and pop in a 350 degree oven for 30 min and then reduce heat to 225 degrees for 2 hrs to get longer lasting treats (crunchy). Your pups will love ’em!!

Makes approximately 100 small treats.


SALE!!

Now is the perfect time to brew up a batch of tasty Pumpkin Ale! Get it now if you want it brewed in time for fall.

Our Pumpkin Ale all-grain kit conjures images of autumn leaves, pumpkin pie, a warm sweater, and old friends gathered around an open fire. It's sweet and malty with medium body and well balanced. The late addition cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves add a complex aroma and flavour experience.

View Comments


Comparing Brewing Regulators: Low-Pressure Vs. CO2

One of the most necessary tools a brewer can have is a regulator because we need a way to get our beer out of the keg and into our cup. Stat! In our collection of Canadian beer brewing supplies, we have two different regulators: Low-Pressure and CO 2. While both of them get the job done well, [...]

Read More »


The Perfect Home Brew Recipe If You Just Found Out You’re Pregnant

If you just found out that you’re carrying a little baby inside you for the next nine months, you’re likely feeling an overwhelming number of emotions. If this is your first child, you’re probably going on a roller coaster between incredibly excited to unbelievably skeptical. How is it possible for a human to completely grow [...]

Read More »


Hesitant To Start Home Brewing? Try These Tips.

Beer. Ahhhhhh, beer.  The crisp, cool, refreshing flavour of our favourite beverage is desirable at almost any time of day during nearly any activity. Hanging out with friends during a BBQ, spending time at home doing chores in the yard, or cheering on your hometown hockey team are three things definitely better with beer in [...]

Read More »


Best Beer Types to Start Brewing for Summer

On average, you'll need about two weeks from the start of brewing your beer to the time it's ready to drink (although some recipes could take longer). That means that now is the time to start brewing your summer beers! Getting your summer homebrews going now ensures they have enough time to soak up all [...]

Read More »


Great Mix-Ins With Your Favorite Beer Brewing Ingredients

Take a walk on the curious side of life the next time you buy your home beer brewing ingredients in Canada and venture into some fun, tasty add-ins that will take your beer profile from good to great. Mix In During BrewingWhen you’re ready to take a walk on the wild side, add in these [...]

Read More »


Tubing Can Change The Flavour Of Your Beer

Tubing may be one of the least “sexy” beer brewing supplies, but it is no doubt a necessary one. As you begin home brewing, you’ll become quite familiar with the many different types of tubing and how they can make your job as the brewer easier or harder. At Beer Grains, we have three different [...]

Read More »


The Importance Of Water In Brewing

Using water to brew beer seems like an obvious observation. But there’s more to brewing than mixing in whatever water you can find. Did you know that the water you use as you brew beer affects the end result? Water is one of the most essential beer brewing ingredients. Dihydrogen monoxide. H2O. Agua. It’s good [...]

Read More »


An Interview With Brewer’s Yeast: A History And Use

Today, Beer Grains proudly scored an interview with one of the most popular beer brewing ingredients on the market: Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Also known as brewer’s yeast, readers can look forward to our unique interview with this powerful, one-celled fungus as our featured guest.Beer Grains: Hey, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, welcome to Beer Grains. Thanks for joining us [...]

Read More »


Get Spicy with these Saison Food Pairings

Saison beer is well known for its distinctive flavor. Originally Saison was a beer brewed near the end of the winter. Another name for Saison is Farmhouse Ale which refers to the origins of this Belgian style beer where farmhouses dotted the countryside and individuals brewed up this tasty treat at home. For a time [...]

Read More »