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Hey! bread heads

Post: #284310 doofaloofa
Sun Apr 19, 2015 2:55 pm

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/0 ... TO-W_AYFuk

At first I was like, that's a great idea, and then I was like, that's obvious now you say it

It's a win/win

Using up a waste product and freeing up valuable grain resrves for feeding humans
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Post: #284313 Pumkinpie
Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:32 am

The beer looks nice too.

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Post: #284326 dave45
Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:57 pm

"Getting the recipe right took about a year."

not easy to replicate at home then?

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Post: #284340 ina
Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:44 pm

dave45 wrote:"Getting the recipe right took about a year."

not easy to replicate at home then?


Probably would be if you had the recipe! :lol:

Actually, it would be even better if they didn't produce "waste" bread in the first place...
:roll: But that's the problem these days: because customers want (or are perceived to want!) constant availability of absolutely everything, including every type of bread, they have to over-produce, leading to other people having to jump through hoops to reduce waste...
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Post: #284343 doofaloofa
Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:15 pm

I think the moral of this story is, you can't trust a Babylonian scribe
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Post: #284347 Zech
Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:50 am

dave45 wrote:"Getting the recipe right took about a year."

not easy to replicate at home then?


That was my first thought, too. Then my second thought was, "I'm not sure how fussy I am about getting it 'right'." I'm going to give this a go! Cheers, Doofa :drunken:
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Post: #284361 Zech
Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:15 pm

I had a load of dry crusts sitting around waiting for me to turn them into breadcrumbs. I'm not very good at getting round to this job, so I had a lot of them. I followed the instructions (sort of - I'm not good with instructions) on this site: https://sites.google.com/site/yankeeharp/breadbeer, cut all my dry bread into little pieces, put it in a bucket with some herbs (bay leaves, rose bay willowherb tips, nettles and a little heather, if you're interested) and covered with water, which was just over half a bucketful, or about a gallon. My problem came when I tried to strain it a couple of days later. Bread absorbs water really well and doesn't like to let it go, does it? I'm using a small wine press, but it's not going well...
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Post: #284365 doofaloofa
Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:04 pm

You're a trail blazer Zech
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Post: #284480 Zech
Fri May 15, 2015 3:09 pm

Hmm, well I hope no-one's planning to follow this trail, because the blazing isn't going too well. From my gallon of mush, I obtained - with much effort - a litre and a half of cloudy liquid, which I put in three PET bottles with half a teaspoon of sugar in each. More than two weeks later, the bottles are still squishable. I don't know what's happened to the yeast, but it's failing to eat the sugar I added. I'll give it a bit longer...
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Post: #284481 doofaloofa
Fri May 15, 2015 7:44 pm

Don't stop believing
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