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Old 10-23-2007, 04:45 PM   #1
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I have some left over grains and was wondering how long I can hold onto them?
I put them in a ziplock freezer bag. Do they go bad after a given amount of time? If so, how long??


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If they are already milled I wouldn't hold on to them for too long. A couple of weeks maybe. Things go stale pretty quick.

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thank you.
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Would vaccum packing already crushed grains help at all?

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Sure am. Born and raised in STL too. I am a rare species.
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Would vaccum packing already crushed grains help at all?

Yes, I am sure that would help quite a bit. Exposure to air is the number one culprit when it comes to staleness. Eliminating that air would certainly help. However, if looking to store grains, I would think it would be worth the investment to buy a mill and store the grains uncrushed. If your grains taste stale, then your brew will likely taste stale. And I don't think anyone is looking for that.
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Uncrushed store much better than crushed, but if you put them in ziplok bags and squeeze/suck as much air out as possible or, better yet, vacuum seal them, that will help keep them fresher longer. Storing them in the freezer might help, too.

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Yes, I am sure that would help quite a bit. Exposure to air is the number one culprit when it comes to staleness. Eliminating that air would certainly help. However, if looking to store grains, I would think it would be worth the investment to buy a mill and store the grains uncrushed. If your grains taste stale, then your brew will likely taste stale. And I don't think anyone is looking for that.
Groovy. It would just be leftovers, not bulk grain for storage.
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Sounds like the risk isn't worth the reward.

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Sure am. Born and raised in STL too. I am a rare species.

So there are normal people in STL. Just kidding....

Lets hope the new owners get them to the world series next year....
Us Cub fans are long overdue.

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