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Old 02-01-2013, 08:25 PM   #1
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Default Unmilled grain still good?

So I picked up some 2-row from my LHBS about 4 motnhs ago, life has conspired to keep me from brewing. The grain has been kept in a paper bag in my garage.

Any way to know if it is still good or not?

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Old 02-01-2013, 08:27 PM   #2
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If it is uncrushed, it's still good.

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Old 02-01-2013, 08:31 PM   #3
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The garage bit might have something to do if it is anything like my garage. It should be kept cool and dry and with cars running in there and snow melting off them I would wonder. Smell it and taste it. If they pass those tests then they are most likely good.

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Old 02-01-2013, 08:41 PM   #4
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Check for holes from mice... I hate those darn things.

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Well no room to park cars in my garage too many hobbies

I'll taste it and check for rodent penetration

Thanks!

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Well no room to park cars in my garage too many hobbies

I'll taste it and check for rodent penetration

Thanks!
Maybe check the rodent thing, THEN taste it
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Bugs, moisture, and mold.

That's about all that can ruin uncrushed grain. As long as it seems clear of those guys, you're good.

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Get some cheap bins like these for the future.

As I step up to AG, I'm weighing out my options to do something similar due to the same concerns. Although I don't have a mill, so it's not entirely practical yet.

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If it is uncrushed, it's still good.
How long is crushed grain good for?
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How long is crushed grain good for?
A long time! I'm sure uncrushed keeps better, but I've not seen much evidence either way. I stopped worrying when I used some year old crushed grain to win a blue ribbon at the state fair.
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