You are what you eat is especially true for pigs. Today I tasted some Chorizo pork sausage from pigs that we've been feeding a mix of pig food and brewer's grain. Brewer's grain is a mash created when brewing beer. The brewing processing extracts the sugar from the grain leaving protein which pigs love.
Every week I pickup up three barrels of brewer's grain from Great North Aleworks in Manchester. In the summer the wet, warm grain can spoil in a day or two but in the winter it stays fresh for a week or more. Even better, the grain won't freeze if we keep the barrels closed and put them in the pig house.
We started feeding our pigs brewer's grain in November and just this week got sausage back from those pigs. Both the Chorizo and Maple sausage were juicy, tender and flavorful. I really couldn't believe how tasty the links were. But then you don't have to take my word for it. Stop by the farm store and try some. We'll have samples this Saturday and you can judge our feeding program for yourself.