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Old 04-14-2010, 04:05 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 04-14-2010, 04:41 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 04-14-2010, 05:02 PM   #3
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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.

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Old 04-14-2010, 05:37 PM   #4
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depends on how long you can keep them dry..... that goes for humidity too

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Old 04-14-2010, 11:54 PM   #5
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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.

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Old 04-15-2010, 01:01 AM   #6
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keeping them dry is key. Under 15% humidity according to Briess

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Old 07-03-2012, 09:03 PM   #7
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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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