|From left to right--John "Juan" Peters, Brian Miller, and Cody Cassidey|
Of Bold City Brewery, 2013 Field of Beers culinary event, Jupiter,
Brian Miller, co-owner of Bold City, said, “All our waste goes somewhere. The yeast is sent to a company for compost. It increases the rate of composting by 45 percent. The spent grain goes to local livestock farms. The trube, protein buildup in the whirlpool, goes to area farms for feed. The cloth grain bags go to the school board of Jacksonville, and the water even gets recycled through the system.”
He also said that they were producing so much spent grain that they had to switch from a barrel system to a truck system.
They have an arrangement with Hillard Farms (the farm that takes their spent grain) where they pay the farmer, in the form of gas money, to pick up their waste. In return, every six months or so they get to pick out a steer or pig from the farm for slaughter, and all they have to pay is the slaughterhouse fee.
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