Brewers yeast

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  1. blayt90

    blayt90 Crowing

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    What brand brewers yeast do you use and where do you get it?
     
  2. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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    We have been getting it thru a local brewery. They have been very generous to share. There are so many types.
     
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  3. blayt90

    blayt90 Crowing

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    I just want to make sure I am getting them what they need and not something that will hurt them.
     
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    I got mine on eBay and it was new never opened, fast free shipping too
     
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  5. blayt90

    blayt90 Crowing

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    That is where I will have to get mine. I am thinking about getting the best naturals brand
     
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  7. kklowell

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    This makes me curious...can you feed chicks spent grain from brewing beer?
     
  8. HoopyFrood

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    I would not feed chicks it generally. It's got a moderate amount of sugar in it, it's very high in starch, but it's quite low in protein. It's very tasty, so I'm sure they would LOVE it. The particles are large and if they are dried they are very hard.

    If you were to offer it to them I'd do it in VERY limited quantities and make sure they have plenty of grit. They can't digest complex carbohydrates and they need protein, so I just use my spent grain for composting (very high in nitrogen!).
     
  9. HoopyFrood

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    This is interesting, I knew there was brewer's yeast in my feed but I never gave it any thought. Do people feed yeast directly to chickens and ducks? Is that for B vitamins and gut flora?

    How much would you feed?

    A fantastic idea! Breweries must discard their yeast every few batches of beer. I've spent a lot of time in breweries and (if it's a small one) I've never met a brewer who wouldn't happily give away the old yeast. When they do get rid of it, a single 30 bbl fermenter will probably have a couple hundred pounds of yeast slurry that has to be tossed. A few really cool brewers will even share their yeast with homebrewers :)

    There are a lot of upsides to having friends that are commercial brewers ;)
     
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  10. kklowell

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    That's what I figured. It is sweet for sure!
     

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