Spent grain is a waste product of the brewing industry.  It comes from grains like wheat, barley, corn, and rice that are used in the production of alcohol. Once the grain is fermented and the alcoholic solution drawn off, the material left over is called spent grain.  It is usually very wet with 80% to 85% moisture content.

Dealing with the Problem

If not dried immediately, spent grain will spoil within a day or two.  Whether it is offered to farmers for free disposal, or it is sold as fuel pellets, the spent grain must be dried.  Drying removes the time sensitivity of the spent grain and increases the shelf life.  It can then be mixed with combustible material to create biomass fuel pellets.

Control the Moisture

By mounting sensors from MoistTech Corp. above your assembly line, you can tell when spent grain moisture content is out of bounds.  We have developed the IR-3000 which is a new state-of-the-art technology sensor that can exceed your expectations. Save rework, downtime, and all the costs associated with it by being alerted when things start to go bad.  Make the necessary adjustments and continue without incurring huge costs.

Moisture Sensor Statistics

MoistTech is very experienced with the spent grain moisture sensing requirements. Our sensor calibrations, measurement wavelengths, algorithms and sensor optical requirements are pre-set at the factory. Typical accuracy is about ±0.2% moisture. Typical analog range is 0-75% moisture. The outputs from the sensor can be easily adjusted to optimize PLC or recording requirements.

Contact Us for Spent Grain Moisture Sensors

At MoistTech, we offer you state-of-the-art moisture sensors that can alert you when moisture content is out of bounds, thus saving you time and money. If you would like more information about these sensors, and how they could work in your company, contact us.  Our friendly, helpful staff would be glad to answer all your questions.