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Old 10-02-2009, 09:31 PM   #1
Feb 2009
Upstate NY
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I have come into windfall of 180lbs. of 6row malt, how long will this keep? as of now it is in 4 garbage bags and I was thinking of using 10lbs. zip lock bags? Just finishing my Lauter tunn and will attempt a first attempt at all grain brew. Anyone have a good recepie that will put a small dent into this grain supply? I like a good American Ale.


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Old 10-02-2009, 09:52 PM   #2
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Nov 2008
Allen TX
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Sounds like about enough for a block party brew.

It will keep a long time as long as you keep it dry and rodent free. Maybe a year or more bagged up.

I have brewed a lot of beer with briess 6 row in my early brewing days because it was the cheapest malt I could get at my home brew store.

Any recipe calling for pale ale malt will work with 6 row brewers malt. Its a lighter kiln and has a grainy character I like. I've made lagers with it too that came out nice.

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Old 10-02-2009, 09:59 PM   #3
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Where are you at... I got a boat load of hops...maybe a trade?

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Old 10-02-2009, 10:10 PM   #4
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two words...homer buckets...lots of them

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Old 10-02-2009, 10:16 PM   #5
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I have grain kept for 2 years now. Most of it is bagged in plastic and heat sealed.
I have 2 sacks not opened that are 2 years old also. As long as it is cool and dry,
it should last years.
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