Brewing our own beer has been one of the most fun homesteading projects we’ve taken on yet! I love supporting our local homebrew store (where we source all our supplies), watching the stages of fermentation, and of course, tasting the fruits of our labor! Even though we only brew one gallon batches, we still end up with a lot of spent grains. Since we rent an apartment in a neighborhood with an HOA, we can’t just toss those spent grains in a compost pile. I give a decent amount of them to my worms (that I keep in a bin on our porch), but if I throw all the grains in it typically upsets the balance of the bin. So, I’ve started turning our spent grains into bread!
- Christine Traini
I'm a mid-twenties, vegetarian barefoot mountain mama running a mini-homestead in the Southern Appalachians. I brew beer, practice yoga, study fungi, grow food, and pet cats. My dream is to retire by age 40 and run a homestead in the mountains. I save money aggressively through anti-consumerism, frugality, self-provisioning, and mindfulness. The Barefoot Budget is a lifestyle blog chronicling my adventures in homesteading.
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