Trub Bread Recipe

Once you're all done with the brewing process and your beer has fermented and been bottled, you have this layer of sediment or Trub at the bottom of the fermenter.

Most people would just clean out their fermenter and think nothing of it. Did you know that you can make your own beer bread or trub bread from this?

It’s fairly simple and easy to do. Plus, it makes some awesome tasting bread. So now you can be a homebrewer and a baker!

To make this it requires you to do your Trub starter the night before.

Ingredients for Trub Starter:

½ cup Trub

¾ cup flour

1 Tablespoon Sugar


Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, then cover with a kitchen towel and let it sit overnight. The mixture once mixed, will look like a liquid paste.

That is the start of the bread now let’s dive into the part of the actual bread making.

Ingredients for Bread:

2 cups flour

2 tablespoons Sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon dry bread yeast

1/3 to ½ cup of warm water


In a mixing bowl mix together 2 cups of flour, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1 teaspoon of dry bread yeast.

Once that is well mixed, make a well in the center and add in the Trub Starter and a little bit of water. Stir this mixture until it is all mixed well together. You may need to add a little bit of additional water during this time until the dough comes together. Not too wet, not too dry, you want it just right.

Be careful not to overwork.

Once it is all combined and forms a uniformed ball, place it in a buttered pan or bowl, cover with a damp kitchen town and let it rise until it doubles in size.

Once it has doubled in size punch down the dough like your Bruce Lee, then form it into a loaf and bake it at 400 degrees for around 30 minutes or until the top of the bread is golden brown and it sounds hollow when you tap it.

Once removed you can cover the top in melted butter if you so choose.

That’s it! We hope you enjoy your awesome and delicious trub bread, make sure to post your pictures on social media, and tag us! We want to see those awesome loaves your baking.