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Has anyone ever tried to make beer or spirits form crushed almond shells???

I figure someone from Cali would know.

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(USA only) You would first need to be sure that almond shells are GRAS (generally recognized as safe).  I know it's crazy, but sometimes something you think should be GRAS actually isn't.  Case example: I couldn't find the article, but there was a distillery that was mashing and fermenting the stalk of a common grain plant (I can not remember the type) but they had to stop as the plant itself wasn't GRAS, only the seed, and it was nearly impossible for a small business to add something new to the GRAS list.

Someone else might have better luck pulling up the article.

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Was reading one of those posts on Facebook and was wondering, but they can use shells for lots of things but they do make ethanol for gasoline additive from it.

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