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Old 07-14-2012, 07:09 PM   #1
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Is there anything wrong with buying and crushing your grain to prepare for a brew the next day?

I guess I'm concerned about efficiency being affected or some other chemical change taking place while the crushed grain sits for 18 hours or so.

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Old 07-14-2012, 07:24 PM   #2
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some of mine sits for a month or more, but I keep it in an air tight container too.

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Old 07-14-2012, 07:24 PM   #3
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Absolutely no problem. The day before is the latest I ever crush. Often it's several days or a week.

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Cool thanks! This will take 45 minutes off my brew day

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Old 07-14-2012, 08:38 PM   #5
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Same here, have my LHBS crush mine as I don't have a mill, and have ordered kits from NB precrushed and have brewed 2 weeks or so later. No issues that I can tell.

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Old 07-14-2012, 08:43 PM   #6
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Absolutely no problem. The day before is the latest I ever crush. Often it's several days or a week.
I keep planning on crushing my grain the day before brew day. I get ready to start and realize that I still have to crush the grain...
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:21 AM   #7
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Crush while your strike water is heating Or I measure hops and crush night before. Cheers

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Old 07-15-2012, 03:25 AM   #8
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I used to hate crushing my grain with my hand crank barley crusher. I got tired of it so I motorized it and now a 10lb grist bill takes a couple of minutes and it's fun to watch.

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you can store crushed grain in the freezer, too, if it's going to be more than a couple days

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Old 07-15-2012, 07:25 AM   #10
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I've had my LHBS crush grains and it sat for a couple of weeks before I used it...no problems here!

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