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Old 08-15-2010, 02:39 PM   #1
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Default Unopened grains - still good?

I purchased a bunch of chocolate malt and 60L last year, but didn't get a chance to use them. All of it is still sealed and unopened, and uncrushed. THey've been stored in a dark cupboard in a cool area of the house (or at least as cool as you can get in south Georgia). Do you figure it's still good?

I also have some extract (which I assume is still good, and may try to use just to make something in between my first all-grain attempts), and some hops (assuming those are bad).

What do you think?
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Old 08-15-2010, 02:42 PM   #2
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Should be fine. If the hops smell like hops, they will also be usable.
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:48 PM   #3
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I've used uncrushed grain after a year with no ill effects that I could tell.
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Thanks everyone... I'll be using them then.
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Old 08-16-2010, 01:13 AM   #5
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put a few in your mouth and chew and eat. if it tastes funny you have your answer. i always try malts i've never had when i go to LHBS.
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