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Old flour paste... Dog biscuits?

Postby Jeffery_Lebowski » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:32 am

Okay, some people make their own dog biscuits from what the internet tells me. I am faaairly confident there isn't a problem with my dog eating the old lute from my still after I break it off following a completed run. It wasn't my idea at first, but having since just dropped a few nice sized chunks on the kitchen floor my dog just ate ALL of it before I was paying attention to him.

I know he doesn't have any wheat allergies, but I'm looking for opinions here. He seems to like them a lot.
I'd almost be willing to put a touch of honey or a chicken bouillon cube in my lute mix just for his enjoyment.


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Re: Old flour paste... Dog biscuits?

Postby jake_leg » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:47 am

Chickens eat that stuff too.
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Re: Old flour paste... Dog biscuits?

Postby Oddball » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:53 am

I would just toss mine on the shed (carport) floor and racoons would come and eat them. they knocked my flake stand/worm over one night denting it, so now I bring it all in when I am done...
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Re: Old flour paste... Dog biscuits?

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Re: Old flour paste... Dog biscuits?

Postby dutchmancreek » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:37 pm

Dogs like the strangest things. Ours used to simply love the hoof trimmings that the farrier left on the barn floor. I used to have to sweep them up to keep down how much they ate.
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Re: Old flour paste... Dog biscuits?

Postby Kapea » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:41 pm

Be careful that your dogs don't eat spent hops. They make the dog become hyperthermic and die.
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Re: Old flour paste... Dog biscuits?

Postby Swede » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:42 pm

Jeff, personally I'd do away with the flour paste in favor of a permanent silicone seal of some sort. I've used silicone on my stills from day one, and I haven't had any negative effects.

I used silicone for a boiler lid seal on my first stockpot still, I've also been using silicone triclamp seals on my bubble column for the last year and a half, and the original ones are still good.
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Re: Old flour paste... Dog biscuits?

Postby Jeffery_Lebowski » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:43 am

Eh, I try to be as traditional as possible, plus applying the paste is almost zen in a way for me. Didn't spend months designing and hammering my toy out just so I could set a caulk gun to it later.
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Re: Old flour paste... Dog biscuits?

Postby Kapea » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:11 pm

You know, iPods and playlists are pretty cool, but I'm a traditionalist. I prefer to listen to my stillin' music on my 8-track player. There's nothing else that has that wonderful background hiss.
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Re: Old flour paste... Dog biscuits?

Postby Zymurgy Bob » Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:24 pm

dutchmancreek wrote:Dogs like the strangest things. Ours used to simply love the hoof trimmings that the farrier left on the barn floor. I used to have to sweep them up to keep down how much they ate.

I've never met a dog that didn't like hoof trimmings. I also seem to remember that a local feed store used to sell cow hooves for dog treats.
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Re: Old flour paste... Dog biscuits?

Postby Zymurgy Bob » Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:32 pm

Memories coming back- My neighbor and skeet-shooting buddy came over one day, not long after brew-day, saying he was worried about his black lab. I asked if the dog was sick, and Harv said he wasn't sure, but the dog was leaving dangerously huge steaming piles all around his house. Harv asked if maybe the dog "got into something", and that's when I remembered him eating all the spent grain off my compost pile. We didn't stop laughing for a long time.

Brewer's spent grain make a wonderful laxative.
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Re: Old flour paste... Dog biscuits?

Postby jake_leg » Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:13 am

Maybe that's Harry's morning secret for keeping regular. Never did try his grandmother's recipe for spent grain as breakfast cereal, but I'm sure it's merits are very... persuasive. :lol:
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Re: Old flour paste... Dog biscuits?

Postby pockets » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:15 pm

My dashund bugs the hell out me until i give her some backins to drink. She knows when the wash has worked off and will run back and forth until i go to the barn.
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Re: Old flour paste... Dog biscuits?

Postby Dan P. » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:40 am

My dog eats anything. She loves the still biscuits!
She once got into a bottle of paracetomol, but wisely just sucked off the sugary coating and spat out the medicine (took me a while to work out why there was a scattering of small, crumbly pills on the bedroom floor).
Most recently she ate a bunch of used tea-bags, which had a very clearly toxic effect on her nervous system.
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Re: Old flour paste... Dog biscuits?

Postby Soldat Louis » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:27 am

Mice surely like them. I found my pot thoroughly cleaned last time.
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