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What is 500lb brew grain comparable to?

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How many pounds of cubes is 500 lbs of brewers grain comparable to? Or a 50 gallon barrel.
 

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How much moisture is in the brewers grain? I know there can be considerable difference. What is the nutrient content of the cubes you are comparing it to?
 
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20% protein breeders cubes. Water content varies. I think about 50% water, protien around 3o%
 

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Your brewers grain supplier/salesman should be able to answer your question.
I think you are under estimating water content, I've seen loads over 70% moisture and it varies from one brewery to another.
 

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If they can't supply you with a test result grab about 2 cups worth and send it to a lab. My "book value" has dried brewers grain at 21% protein with 91% dry matter. So if your cubes are 20% protein and the brewers grain is 50% then roughly 500 pounds of brewers grain is about 250 pounds of cubes. Certainly not exact but ballpark and that is based on protein alone. There is a whole lot more to animal nutrition than just crude protein
 
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Thanks everyone. This means not worth my gas and time to drive to Austin for brewers grain. Better to stay here and use cubes.
 

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