Beer from old bread.

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    Watch the video here - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-wales-45144996/leftover-bread-used-to-make-beer


    Iceland and brewery link up to make beer using bread

    What can you do with stale bread other than throw it in the bin? Easy... Make beer.

    That is what supermarket Iceland is doing with Newport-based brewery Tiny Rebel.

    Up to five tonnes of bread is being sent from Iceland over the next year and 200,000 bottles of beer will be produced

    About half a slice of bread makes it into each bottle.
     
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    https://www.toastale.com made it.

    It's an American wheat beer.

    Good beer but using grain was so much easier.


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    Yeah there's a few breweries doing this, Brussels Beer Project make a very nice bitter from old bread.
     
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    Wonder what tiny rebel will call it? Old butty...
     
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    Sorry folks but throwing out anything edible is sacrilege in this house!

    There is definitely no reason to throw away stale bread at home.

    You can make Bread and Butter Pudding out of it if it's just stale (our French friends love it) and if it's really dry then make it into Breadcrumbs and store them in a jar.

    Breadcrumbs have many uses, but my favourite is to add them 50:50 to minced beef, onions and spices to make a Meatloaf.

    Hmmmm ... ! Meatloaf! clapa
     
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    Agreed Dutto, though you have given me a craving for bread and butter pudding! The big problem is the amount that gets thrown out before it reaches the home

    I’ve worked with Toast ale a few times to cater events and they’re good for that too, around 2/3 of the bread they save from waste is still edible so they don’t use it for beer and give it to charities/food banks to use for food. The remaining 3rd gets turned to beer.


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    I once bought some "long life" bread to use as bait for fishing. It was out of date when I bought it but looked fine ... :thumb:

    ... and it still looked okay TWO YEARS later when I found an unopened loaf in a spare fishing basket! aheadbutt

    I've never eaten any of the stuff since that experience! God only knows what it did to the fish and I can only presume that whatever preservatives were in it would ruin a brew! :laugh8:
     
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    Dwarf bread? https://wiki.lspace.org/mediawiki/Dwarf_Bread
     
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    Interesting. What weight of bread could be added to each kilo of malted grain? I could toast the bread to add colour and flavour.
     
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    Toast ale have their recipe and method here.
     
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    I liked the above menu and method description so much that I've Bookmarked it! :thumb:

    But as my Mum's toast was best described as "Burnt black, then scraped to a delicious golden brown!" ... :laugh8:

    ... I would try and stick to dried bread when I brew it, rather than spoil the memory! abigt
     
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    Ah the old "char n scrape", it's a classic for a reason.
     
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    Dutto you could make a breakfast bitter...20 mother's pride and a jar of Hartley's! Or a supper pale ale..swap the jam for half a pound of sausages!
     
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    44% of bread wasted...they need to make less then people will value it more. Like all the other food waste it's a disgrace.
    Had a quick look on Tiny Rebel web site...bit of a misleading info on the bottle..."brewed from bread" should say "brewed with some bread".
    Wonder what the "other" stuff in bread like salt does to the beer?
    When I was in retail all the excess bread went to pig farms.
    Is anyone going to try this? They say about half a slice gets into a bottle so a loaf could do 50 bottles..a bit more than usual,so maybe 20 slices subbing how much malt?
     
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    The toast wasn't the only thing my Mum burned! Even now I like my sausages black, my bacon so crispy that it flies off the plate when a knife touches it and my tinned tomatoes reduced to a black and red paste!

    I still believe that having butter on the breakfast table is decadent with a capital "D" and as a result I more often than not ask for dry bread if I get a "full breakfast" in a cafe or a hotel.

    Na! Beer as a Breakfast Bitter would bring back too many sad memories! aunsure....

    BTW

    The memory of "Hartley's New Jam" is engraved on my memory!

    This Forum is too delicate to explain, but if I say that the end of the appendage that was presented to me looked by shape and colour exactly like a jar of "Hartley's Blackberry New Jam", you may get the picture! abigt

    As there was nothing similar in the "Captain's Medical Encyclopaedia" that I was using as a reference book, I sent the lad to the Greenwich Seaman's Hospital when we landed in London; and never saw him again.

    Happy Days? :thumb:
     
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    We have a great bloke working with us....ex services,submariner scouser ..got loads of great stories of his travels.
     
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