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Old 01-03-2011, 08:35 PM   #1
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Default Year old crushed grain, mashed for test batch, throw away?

Hi,

Did a test of a new AG batch sparge system with a bag of crushed (11lb 2 row, 0.5 Munich, 0.5 Cystal 40). These grains were crushed in Dec of 09 but stored in dry basement in winter and AC basement in summer.

I was testing out a new PID controller for my electric kettle/mash and used these grains rather than tossing.

The wort seems pretty nice, Grav came out to 1.048 and tastes and smells AWESOME. I have plenty of hops to make this happen and have a London 1098 from last year I didnt use in the fridge. Should I go for it or toss?

Tie up a fermenter is the only downside and of course the risk of using old crap.

Any thoughts??

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Old 01-03-2011, 08:58 PM   #2
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Go for it, you controlled the environment, and the worst thing that can happen is it will be beer. Last time I checked that would be a good thing.

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Old 01-03-2011, 08:59 PM   #3
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Either go for it, or put it in a sealed container for some starter wort on demand.

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Old 01-03-2011, 09:04 PM   #4
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Fire up the kettle and brew that bad boy already.

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I'd go for it. No sense in wasting it.

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I'm confused, it looks like you already brewed with some, and it "looks and tastes awesome." And you evidently hit your numbers, so why the heck do you need us to tell you it's ok? You already proved it was......

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About the look and taste, I was talking about 'pre boil'.

The yeast pack is not swelling much more than it was in the fridge after smack an hour ago. I may dump it into a sani container. It was swelled in fridge so much I couldnt tell if I smacked the nutrients.

Its boiling, going for first Nugget now...

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Well, chilled down to 72. Anybody ever worry about condensation dripping off of the copper feed line from immersion chiller into wort?

Not confident about yeast yet...

BTW Revvy, follow you on 4 wk pri and into keg. Beer has never been easier or better.

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BTW Revvy, follow you on 4 wk pri and into keg. Beer has never been easier or better.
LOL....The lazy way to brew has never been easier.
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I just brewed with grain that was crushed in April missed gravity by a little was supposed to be 1.060 was 1.052 FG was 1.011 but im sure it will turn out fine.

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