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Old 06-28-2009, 05:58 PM   #1
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so i finally got a vaccuum sealer, my question is, how long will milled base grains last if thier vaccuum sealed? i don't have a big enough freezer to store grain so it will be sitting in my closet.

along the same lines, what about hops that are vaccuum sealed and not in the freeze.

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Old 06-28-2009, 11:46 PM   #2
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I treat my base grains like crackers. A box of crackers stays fresh for a LONG time if you keep it closed. Leave it open on the counter overnight, and they get stale.

I pick up 55# bags of grain from a distributor. They have pallets full of the stuff sitting in a warehouse in Tampa, FL. No AC. They are not vacuum sealed bags, but they are sealed from the humidity.

Moral of my story: don't bother refrigerating your grains, but DO keep them sealed in an airtight (but not vacuum sealed) container.

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Old 06-29-2009, 03:03 PM   #3
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People say that you should be able to keep crushed grains for a cou0ple of weeks. Maybe add a few more if they are vacuum sealed. Best if cool and DRY.

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