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johnmcc 04-14-2010 03:05 PM

How long do crushed grains hold up
Picked up a recipe almost 2 weeks ago, had hoped to brew it last week but didn't get to it, how long do crushed grains hold up?


wyzazz 04-14-2010 03:41 PM

Depends on what conditions you store them in. If you can put them in a vacuum sealed bag or a zip-loc freezer bag and pop them in the freezer. They will last longer that way, but at a couple of weeks you should be fine.

android 04-14-2010 04:02 PM

yeah, i've had crushed grain in my fridge or freezer for like 2 or 3 months before using and the recipe came out right on the numbers. even at room temp, i would bet a month or so wouldn't be out of the question.

Desert_Sky 04-14-2010 04:37 PM

depends on how long you can keep them dry..... that goes for humidity too

mezak1gd 04-14-2010 10:54 PM

I buy grains in a recipe crushed in a sealed bag from Brewmasters warehouse. One batch sat room temp for 6 months and the beer came out excellent.

ZackWylde 04-15-2010 12:01 AM

keeping them dry is key. Under 15% humidity according to Briess

Rogsterman 07-03-2012 08:03 PM

My crushed grains have been sitting in a garage in Florida for about a year. I brewed last month and the beer came out with no problems.

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