Are we going to continue to let these types of questions float around?
What to do with grains after mashing?
Despite many great responses and voting activity its not a question with an answer. Does the integrity of the stackexchange project suffer I when these questions are allowed to live as long as they do? While I like these types of questions and answers they don't fit the rigid confines of the SE construct.

  • Would it maybe make more sense to turn questions like this into community wikis?
    – baka
    Dec 4 '11 at 14:31

I'm torn on that. On the one hand, you are correct: There is no singular "best" answer to the question. On the other hand, I actually gained some valuable insight into what else I could do with my grain (other than composting) from that question or one like it.

  • Unfortunately, I say you need to get that info at another site. Its the nature of the SE platform. Not everything fits here. I like the info gathered from them too, but I am just trying to be a stickler about what SE is about.
    – brewchez
    Dec 7 '11 at 2:36
  • That one in particular also crosses over into the realms of at least 2 other SEs, but both would be demand-side, rather than supply-side (cooking & gardening). I CW'd it earlier today.
    – baka
    Dec 7 '11 at 3:52
  • I agree. the value for SE for me is often when googling, a good SE question appears at the top of the list. I don't care if there isn't a single specific answer - suggestions are often an equally useful. Many heads are better than one, and this site condenses that collective expertise into easily digestible bites.
    – mdma
    Mar 21 '12 at 18:07

This is a good question. However, I don't think that the "integrity" of SE will suffer. In the case of something like the spent grains questions, why not just turn it into a community wiki and have done with it. The community wiki seems to be something of an "oddbin" for general opinion and for questions which have no definitive answer.

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