This bread is an excellent way to use some of the grain that is left over when brewing beer. Just make sure that you aren't using spent grain that has hops mixed in with it!

prep:
10 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
3 hrs
additional:
2 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
12
Max Servings:
12
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select whole wheat cycle; press Start. If using the delay timer, decrease water by 1 tablespoon.

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Nutrition Facts

185.12 calories; 6.42 g protein; 32.76 g carbohydrates; 2.94 g dietary-fiber; 5.11 g sugars; 3.52 g fat; 1.92 g saturated-fat; 7.73 mg cholesterol; 103.69 IU vitamin-a-iu; 3.5 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.08 mg vitamin-b6; 0.06 mg vitamin-c; 47.17 mcg folate; 16.98 mg calcium; 1.61 mg iron; 29.12 mg magnesium; 109.24 mg potassium; 218.88 mg sodium; 0.23 mg thiamin; 31.69 calories-from-fat; 69 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 16 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 13 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 9 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat


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Scotdog
10/13/2008
Wow this turned out SO good! I wish I had known about this recipe when my DH was in his beer-making stage. Since Ididn't have the leftover grain I threw cracked wheat into the water. I only had buttermilk powdered milk. Subbed wheat germ for the rye & threw in whole flaxseeds. I didn't have the full amount of wheat gluten. I did use a package of active dry yeast. I guess I did change up the recipe but the bread is terrific! Thanks!
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MARKSCHOENING
05/20/2003
I brewed some beer over the weekend and when I found this recipe I was really excited about re-using some of the grains from my brew. I'm still excited about the recipe after baking this bread. A nice dense loaf with a light sweet touch to the crunchy crust. Perfect for breakfast plain or toasted with a little butter or maybe a nice turkey sandwich.
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MARKSCHOENING
05/20/2003
I brewed some beer over the weekend and when I found this recipe I was really excited about re-using some of the grains from my brew. I'm still excited about the recipe after baking this bread. A nice dense loaf with a light sweet touch to the crunchy crust. Perfect for breakfast plain or toasted with a little butter or maybe a nice turkey sandwich.
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Scotdog
10/13/2008
Wow this turned out SO good! I wish I had known about this recipe when my DH was in his beer-making stage. Since Ididn't have the leftover grain I threw cracked wheat into the water. I only had buttermilk powdered milk. Subbed wheat germ for the rye & threw in whole flaxseeds. I didn't have the full amount of wheat gluten. I did use a package of active dry yeast. I guess I did change up the recipe but the bread is terrific! Thanks!
(15)
Steve S
10/05/2008
I made this with the following changes: - cracked bulgar wheat instead of spent grains. - maple syrup instead of honey - 2 tsp of yeast instead of one and it worked out great.
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pomplemousse
10/30/2008
Very nice bread. I used my bread machine on the dough setting then let it rise for about 30 min in my oven with the light on then baked at 375 for about 40 min. Bakes up very nice! I love ww breads and this is very good. I used AP flour instead of bread flour; with the wheat gluten it's fine and rises very well. I'd probably add some oats next time to make it a little more grainy--I love the texture of oats or cracked wheat in breads. I did use spelt flour bc that's what I've got. Thanks for the recipe!
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osh
01/06/2011
This is a great hearty bread!!! About the only changes that I've made are to bump the spent grains to 3/4 cup (I love the crunch and texture those provide) and occasionally use grain that has not been mashed (fresh cracked...) The benefit is being able to shop at my local home brew supply and pick exactly what grains and ratios that I want to use in the bread!
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vyancey
03/23/2011
We love this recipe. The first time I made it I didn't have the vital wheat gluten so I added an extra tsp of yeast. We also didn't have the rye flour so I substituted barley flour... worked out great. Started the yeast in warm water and sugar then mixed it in the Kitchen Aid kneaded for 5 minutes let it rise shaped it into a peasant loaf and cooked it at 350F for about 35-40 minutes. It was delicious. Now I have all the ingredients and I'm trying it as written but I'm sure it will be just as good.:)
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Jennifer Lynn Gunderson
01/15/2010
Great bread recipe one of my favorite bread machine recipes I've found so far. My husband recently got into brewing beer at home and this uses up some of the leftover grain perfectly. Also I hadn't tried using vital wheat gluten in my bread machine recipes yet and it really helped the texture and crumb. Thanks for the great recipe.
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Lea Rueter
06/06/2014
Now I gave this 5 stars even though I didn't follow the exact recipe so really it's hard to judge but this recipe is a great base and I'm certain it'd turn out great as is. I currently don't have a bread machine so made a couple changes as mentioned by some other reviewers. Used 3/4 cup spent grain rather than 1/4 cup no powdered milk no rye flour and instead used 2 cups whole wheat flour no vital wheat gluten and used 2 tsp. of yeast. Mix honey sugar yeast and warm water (100-110 F) cover and let sit for 10 min. Reserve 1/4 cup bread flour and set aside to roll dough in later for the counter. Add the rest of the ingredients into the bowl and mix. Knead dough and make sure butter has broken up. Roll dough into a ball and place into bowl cover and set in a warm place for 30-40min. It is ready when you push a finger and indent remains. Pull at edges of dough and push into center rather than punching directly as we're used to doing with such recipes. Lightly sprinkle the flour that you reserved onto the work surface and place dough on you may roll it out with a rolling pin but I just pull it with my hands into a roughly rectangular shape with one end being about the length of the bread pan. Roll up and pinch seam and place seam side down into buttered/oiled bread pan. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise in warm place for about 30-40min or until top of dough rises about 1 inch above the edge of the bread pan. Preheat oven to 375 bake 40 min.
rderzapf
10/30/2017
Great recipe. I used about a cup of spent grains from the beer I made. Subbed more wheat flour for the rye. Made it in the kitchenaid stand mixer. Proof 1 cup warm water with the yeast for about 5 min. Mix everything on speed 2 or 3 and slowly add the remaining 1/4 cup water until dough is not too dry and is not sticking to side. Mix about 8 min. Cover in bowl in oven with the light on only for an hour. Take it out and punch it down and put it in a bread pan. Cover and place back into the lighted only oven for about 80 minutes or until cresting over the pan. Cook at 350 for 20 min. Loosely foil and cook to 195 internal temp. Perfect!