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Old 02-16-2010, 06:14 PM   #1
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Hi,

How long does 2 row grain last? I'd like to purchase whole in bulk and use as I go. Possibly 6 months storing it.

Also any tips on storing it?

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Old 02-16-2010, 06:16 PM   #2
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Hi,

How long does 2 row grain last? I'd like to purchase whole in bulk and use as I go. Possibly 6 months storing it.

Also any tips on storing it?

Thanks!

 
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:21 PM   #3
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Any grain you get is already going to have age on it, at least from the last harvest.

Store grain whole (uncrushed) and dry and it will last for quite a while. I keep mine in sealed bins to keep any moisture away, but as long as the bag is dry and vermin free you should be fine for a year or so.
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:43 PM   #4
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I believe Tuts tomb had some barley that was said to be viable, so, if it's kept cool, dark and dry, A very long time. In other words, it depends where you can store it.

 
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Old 02-16-2010, 07:35 PM   #5
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cool, dark and dry
and it's good for years.
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