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Old 04-27-2009, 04:51 PM   #1
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Default 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?

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

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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?

A couple years is reasonable.
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