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Old 07-06-2012, 05:37 AM   #1
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Hi All
Getting ready to brew my very first brew. I actually got my Irish red ale brew kit in April. Should I have put all the ingredients (malt extract, grain, hops) in the fridge ?.I have them stored in our garage. Any answers would be appreciated.

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Old 07-06-2012, 05:46 AM   #2
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I keep my hops(pelletized) in the freezer and yeast in the fridge. I don't think the grains or extract need to be in the fridge.

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Old 07-06-2012, 05:52 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, are my hops(Pelletized) junk now ?

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Old 07-06-2012, 05:57 AM   #4
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Probably not. Just throw 'em in the freezer until you're ready to brew. You should be good to go.

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Old 07-06-2012, 06:11 AM   #5
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Just tossed them in the freezer. Now for one more stupid question, do I have to thaw them out , I assume not as they go into the boiling wort which should do the trick ? Yes
Again thanks for the info

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No need to thaw. I leave them in the freezer right up until it's their turn to go in the pot.

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Old 07-06-2012, 01:18 PM   #7
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The hops don't really freeze. They hardly have any moisture, so they're just cold. I put milled grain in the fridge if it's very warm or I'm not brewing soon. Ideally, I'll get the grain milled the week that I'm brewing.

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Old 07-06-2012, 06:49 PM   #8
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I put all yeasts in the lil butter cubby on the fridge door. Hops in a zip lock freezer bag in the freezer top shelf. LME's in the fridge. All other dry ingredients in a duoble bag in the pantry.
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I keep my hops and yeast in the beer fridge. I keep the grains in the house at room temp. That way I don't have to adjust my strike temp too much. I certainly wouldn't store LME in the fridge - room temp or even warm in the garage in summer should be fine for that as long as you don't leave it there all summer.

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Hops: Freezer
Yeast: Refrigerator
Grain: Room Temperature
Extract: DME at Room Temperature / LME in the Refrigerator

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