New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > How long do milled grains stay fresh?




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-03-2010, 06:11 PM   #1
kstatemallards
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: KC
Posts: 29
Default How long do milled grains stay fresh?

I'm about to make my first AG and I went to the lhbs on Wednesday and I bought some grains and they milled them for me. The guy working there said they don't mill the grains till they sell them because it keeps them fresher. My question is, how long do milled grains stay fresh for?



__________________
kstatemallards is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-03-2010, 06:39 PM   #2
whatsleftofyou
Third Eye Pried Wide
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
whatsleftofyou's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: U.P. of MI
Posts: 573
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

As long as you keep them sealed and dry, quite awhile. I've had months-old milled grains that smelled and tasted just fine.



__________________
My Bar Build
Primary: Rhubarb Berliner Weisse
Secondary: American Barleywine
On Tap: Orange Chocolate Stout, Belgian Wit, Chocolate Rye Ale, Belgian Singel, American Pale Ale
Bottled: PB&J Sweet Stout, Belgian Saison, Brown Porter

whatsleftofyou is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-03-2010, 06:46 PM   #3
MyNameIsPaul
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Houston,TX
Posts: 1,066
Liked 157 Times on 128 Posts
Likes Given: 155

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by whatsleftofyou View Post
As long as you keep them sealed and dry, quite awhile. I've had months-old milled grains that smelled and tasted just fine.
Glad to hear it, I've had a Bock recipe I haven't had a chance to brew and the milled grains have been sitting in a sealed bag for at least 2 weeks. Makes me nervous!
__________________

See one melée of unruly people, and you've seen a maul.

MyNameIsPaul is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-04-2010, 12:09 PM   #4
RogueVassar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Northfield, Minnesota
Posts: 160
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I've heard they're fine for two weeks but it isn't anything that I've tested or fooled around with.

__________________

Member of the Milltown Mashers

RogueVassar is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-04-2010, 12:31 PM   #5
djt17
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
djt17's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Central MN
Posts: 651
Liked 32 Times on 30 Posts
Likes Given: 316

Default

I don't have a mill & my LHBS mills for free. But, they are 45 min away, so I usually pick up 2 months worth of grain at a time. As long as it is stored in an air tight container & kept cool it will be fine.

__________________
djt17 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-04-2010, 01:06 PM   #6
GoldMiner
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Posts: 577
Liked 20 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

I usually order 2-3 recipes at a time online and get the grains milled.

I freeze the grains and take them out 3-4 days before I brew.

I've brewed up to 3 months after getting the grains with no ill effects.

__________________
GoldMiner is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-04-2010, 02:09 PM   #7
jasonsbeer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Central Iowa
Posts: 415
Liked 22 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

I just pulled some chocolate malt from the deep freeze. I had vacuum sealed it with a food saver. After 1 year, the grain tasted good to me.



__________________

There are a terrible lot of lies going around the world, and the worst of it is half of them are true.

Winston Churchill

jasonsbeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How long can milled grains sit before brewing? Fishin-Jay All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 7 08-13-2010 07:03 PM
storing milled grains monty3777 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 3 09-13-2009 11:53 PM
Milled Grains lostspring All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 5 05-01-2009 12:43 PM
How long does grain stay fresh pherball All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 6 11-20-2008 08:52 PM
How long will cracked grain stay fresh? ScottyBones All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 5 11-06-2008 04:33 AM