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Old 06-09-2011, 06:32 PM   #1
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It occurs to me that I have a rubbermaid tub full of uncrushed wheat that I bought 8 years ago, but have only used once or twice for German wheat beers. Any reason I can't still use it to make a wheat beer?

 
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:34 PM   #2
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Probably not!! IMHO

 
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:34 PM   #3
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I wouldn't use it

 
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:37 PM   #4
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Smell it, taste it,if smell & taste are fresh brew it

 
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:37 PM   #5
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How long will crushed wheat last before going bad? I've had mine for about 2 months.

 
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:38 PM   #6
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It won't kill you. But you prolly won't get any extraction from it...

It might be fun to try brewing a couple small batches to see, but I wouldn't use it for anything I wanted to rely on it for.
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:36 PM   #7
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i did a brew with 10 year old malt and it came out great.

 
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:29 PM   #8
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+1 to the taste it, smell it crowd

 
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:16 PM   #9
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I think I'll buy some fresh stuff and compare it taste-wise to the old stuff and go from there. Thx all...

 
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:47 PM   #10
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Ancients & farmers have stored wheat & other grains for years when the harvest was good to make up for the bad years.

 
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