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H&P Process Spotlight: Dried Distillers Grain Processing

Posted by H&P Blog on Wed, Feb 06, 2013 @ 10:40 AM

The process of fermenting beer has been a staple in civilization since the dawn of time.  Fermentation is the biological process in which sugars such as glucose, fructose, and sucrose are converted into cellular energy, producing ethanol and carbon dioxide.  In the brewing process, grains are boiled, allowing the brewer to gather as much fermentable liquid from the grains as possible.  In most cases, the leftover spent grain, or dried distillers grain, becomes waste that can be cheaply sold as feedstock.

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