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Old 02-01-2012, 05:51 AM   #1
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So I don't have a mill yet and if I buy a 55 lb bag of grain I get it about half the price if I buy it by the lb so I keep it in 5 gal plastic buckets after it's milled it probably won't be there for more than a month at a time but has anybody done this is it ok?



 
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:57 AM   #2
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As long as it is stored in a cool dark place you should be fine. It will keep all winter outside there in anchorage, well at least until the moose discover it.


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Old 02-01-2012, 01:18 PM   #3
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You could buy a cheap Corona style mill and not have the worry. Usually unmilled grain in bulk is cheaper and would pay for the mill in a short time. I have one like this and it works fine for me. http://www.amazon.com/Hopper-Cast-Gr...8102247&sr=8-3

 
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:44 PM   #4
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As long as it stays dry and in a cool place you're fine. I've used milled grains that were 2+ months old before. When you're getting ready to use them take a good whiff and taste the grains, you'll know.

 
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:28 PM   #5
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Awesome, thanks guys. It is very cold and very dry where I keep it so I wont worry.



 
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