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cg17 04-18-2013 09:57 PM

Milled grain shelf life
2 months ago I purchased 12lbs worth of milled grain. I havent had the time to brew as intended and they are still sitting in a well sealed paper bag in my pantry. I live in AZ so its extremely dry here so no humidity issues are in play. Would you take the chance in using them to brew?

naga77777 04-19-2013 01:05 PM

Absolutely. I have no scientific basis, or even anecdotal evidence that it'd be OK..

But I'd darn sure try.

mikescooling 04-19-2013 01:50 PM

I've done it, and it was a great brew. NP

Varmintman 04-19-2013 01:53 PM

I have done it with grain well over a year old milled stored in a paper bag in a basement. You will be fine :mug:

cg17 04-19-2013 07:39 PM

Thanks all!

badlee 04-20-2013 06:05 AM

I have also done it with milled Vienna grain at 11 months.
I suffered from a 2 point gravity loss(shooting for 1040 and got 1038). The only "real issue" I had, and it was by no means bad, was that I got a gingerbread aftertaste. It was subtle enough to just be there and be very pleasing.

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