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Old 07-27-2009, 06:27 PM   #1
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How long will milled grains keep, unsealed, at room temperature? I got my AG kit on Friday, but I have to wait until next Saturday to brew it. Should I put it in the fridge for the time being and pull it out the night before?

 
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:29 PM   #2
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Ya, I would stick them into the fridge until then and you should be ok. Waiting any longer and you would be pushing though.

 
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:40 PM   #3
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General rule of thumb is a couple of weeks. If stored in a cool and dry enviroment then you can get a couple more weeks out of them, especially if you can keep them sealed from the air.

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Old 07-27-2009, 06:49 PM   #4
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I keep them sealed and put them in the freezer. Three or four weeks should be no problem.

 
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:25 PM   #5
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Has anybody had milled grains go"stale"? Does it have big affect on flavor? I've had mine for about 3 weeks, sealed, in a 50 degree garage. they are also in a cooler, but this is merely a coincidence it was the only convenient storage available ...Space is at a premium these days, I only have a single car brewery...

 
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:53 PM   #6
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Has anybody had milled grains go"stale"? Does it have big affect on flavor? I've had mine for about 3 weeks, sealed, in a 50 degree garage. they are also in a cooler, but this is merely a coincidence it was the only convenient storage available ...Space is at a premium these days, I only have a single car brewery...
I think you'll be fine. I've had sealed, milled grains sitting around for a few weeks, and it was a non-issue, the beer tasted great.
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:22 PM   #7
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I've never had my milled grains go stale. The longest I've had them sitting in a bag was about 2.5 months and everything came out fine, wasn't even an air tight bag either. Really as long as you keep the moisture out and don't store them in the hottest room of your house they're fine for months. Ideally for extended periods of time it's best to keep them in an air tight bag in the fridge however.

 
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:23 AM   #8
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6 months milled and in my (dry) basement. Beer tasted great.

 
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:24 AM   #9
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they're good virtually forever as long as they don't get moist
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:40 AM   #10
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I keep them in the crisper of my beer fridge, haven't had them sit for more than a month or so and they are fine.

 
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