Added by on 2013-12-02

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Apparently spent grains make excellent insulators in brick production.

Research engineers found that bricks made with 5% spent brewing grains were nearly 30% better insulators, and just as strong as traditional bricks.

But apparently it’s not…ahem…all roses:

There is one significant drawback, however: the funky stench of moist, fermented grain. The smell disappears once the bricks have been dried in a kiln, but during production the smell was so overwhelming some researchers abandoned the experiment.

That is some gnarly funk right there, I’m sure.

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