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nipsy3 04-27-2009 04:51 PM

How long will malted grain last if left un-cracked?
 
For everyone out there with their own grain mill, how will un-cracked grain last if kept in a sealed container?

My local shop has a 10% off sale coming up and I figure it's probably the best time to stock up on a Sam's Club type grain purchase of my favorites in 55# sacks. I don't even have a mill yet, but I'll be getting one soon and I don't want to pass up this sale. Too bad mills aren't included in this discount.

My question is, if I keep it un-cracked and in a sealed container, how long will it last? What about wheat?

I imagine quite a while, but long enough to use a couple hundred lbs?

ChemE 04-27-2009 05:22 PM

I believe years if kept in a cool dark place (like a basement) and protected from rodents and excess humidity.

david_42 04-27-2009 06:46 PM

Quote:

I imagine quite a while, but long enough to use a couple hundred lbs?
You've got to ask yourself a question, punk. Are you feeling thirsty?:mug:

A couple years is reasonable.


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