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Old 11-21-2009, 01:36 PM   #1
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Default Would you use this crushed grain?

I have 4lbs of crushed Vienna that I've had around a month. I read some and found threads saying no more than 2 weeks is ideal for crushed grain. But would you use it? Its been in my kitchen. it stays fairly chilly in there because I havent been heating that room. Not sure if a cool environment helps its longevity or not.

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Old 11-21-2009, 02:00 PM   #2
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The cool environment does help, and some sources suggest that if you keep it in the fridge/freezer you can extend the life. Does it smell/look/taste okay? If it passes that then there is no reason to throw it out. If it started to pick up the smell of your trash/leftover pizza, then you can either make a mystery beer or pitch it. When it is crushed it deteriorates faster, but as long as it is in a cool area away from water it should be good. Hope this helps

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Simply chewing a bit of the grain will tell you.

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Thanks for the replies.

It smells fine, looks like fine, and is still crunchy. Is that a good sign? I wanna brew in the next couple of days.

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Should be good. Good luck with the brew.

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Should be good. Good luck with the brew.
Thanks I'll need it lol. Gonna be brewing my first Barley Wine. My Imperial Stout turned out great so I'm hoping for similar results.
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