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Old 04-11-2009, 09:19 PM   #1
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Would it be better to store crushed grains in the fridge, or in an unrefridgerated cool dry place?

They will be used within a months time, I was curious as to whether or not refrigerating them would be bad.
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:24 PM   #2
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Most I've let crushed grains go is less than a week...and in the fridge in a ziplock bag. Not sure about a month...hopefully someone with more experience will show up soon.....

 
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:55 PM   #3
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A month in an air tight bag in a fridge would be fine. I've done longer in a freezer with good results.

 
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Old 04-11-2009, 11:22 PM   #4
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Thanks, I have stored them for a day or two in a ziploc freezer bag in the fridge, but if I NEEDED to store for longer, I was wondering what the best solution would be. I probably wont go more than two weeks storing them, but life happens sometimes, thanks for the input.
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Old 04-11-2009, 11:30 PM   #5
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Should I store the specialty grains I get from my kits in the fridge? They are precrushed and I'm not looking to use them for a month or 2

 
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Old 04-12-2009, 12:56 AM   #6
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I just used crushed grain today that has been stored for over 3 weeks. I double bagged it in zip locks and then put them in an old cooler in my basement that is about 50-60 degrees. They were as fresh today as the day I got them.

 
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