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Old 11-09-2009, 12:33 AM   #1
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San Diego
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I bought some grain and milled it and then my brew day fell through. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be able to get back to it for a couple weeks. Is there any way I can save it until then or is it just a waste?


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Old 11-09-2009, 12:37 AM   #2
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It is fine. Seal it up as air tight as possible. I have used crushed grain in paper bag 4 weeks after it was crushed, just fine. The enemy is moisture, keep it dry and it will be fine.

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Old 11-09-2009, 02:28 AM   #3
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Seal it up in big Ziploc bag, put it in a cool spot, it'll be OK. My son was caught with a batch of milled grain between moves, and it was six months before he could use it. He made beer with it eventually, and it was just fine.
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Old 11-09-2009, 02:33 AM   #4
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freezer works well, too. Just keep it as airtight as you can.
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Old 11-09-2009, 02:50 AM   #5
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I vacuum pack everything that I am not using right away, never had an issue with old grains.
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