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Old 04-14-2010, 03:05 PM   #1
Nov 2008
Harrison, NJ
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Picked up a recipe almost 2 weeks ago, had hoped to brew it last week but didn't get to it, how long do crushed grains hold up?


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Old 04-14-2010, 03:41 PM   #2
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Depends on what conditions you store them in. If you can put them in a vacuum sealed bag or a zip-loc freezer bag and pop them in the freezer. They will last longer that way, but at a couple of weeks you should be fine.
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Old 04-14-2010, 04:02 PM   #3
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yeah, i've had crushed grain in my fridge or freezer for like 2 or 3 months before using and the recipe came out right on the numbers. even at room temp, i would bet a month or so wouldn't be out of the question.
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Old 04-14-2010, 04:37 PM   #4
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depends on how long you can keep them dry..... that goes for humidity too
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:54 PM   #5
May 2009
Detroit, MI
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I buy grains in a recipe crushed in a sealed bag from Brewmasters warehouse. One batch sat room temp for 6 months and the beer came out excellent.

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Old 04-15-2010, 12:01 AM   #6
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keeping them dry is key. Under 15% humidity according to Briess
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:03 PM   #7
May 2012
Navarre, FL
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My crushed grains have been sitting in a garage in Florida for about a year. I brewed last month and the beer came out with no problems.

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