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Old 03-15-2012, 03:33 AM   #11
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I just brewed a super light blonde ale with 85% Pilsner malt about that age and it is very nice. You will be good!


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Old 03-15-2012, 01:58 PM   #12
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I just brewed a super light blonde ale with 85% Pilsner malt about that age and it is very nice. You will be good!
Would you mind sharing your recipe for this super light blonde ale? I have about 30 lbs of 1 year old pilsen I also need to be working through.

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What about crushed grain in a sealed bag? I forgot about a kit I had ordered back in November with crushed grain. Will a taste test work?
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I had about 15 pounds of year old crushed grain that I used in a batch once. It made good beer. As long as it's kept dry, it's good.
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What about crushed grain in a sealed bag? I forgot about a kit I had ordered back in November with crushed grain. Will a taste test work?
See my post above. Mine was crushed the day I bought it. Put it away, and forgot about it for a little over a year. Figured I'd try brewing with it, and it came out just fine.
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See my post above. Mine was crushed the day I bought it. Put it away, and forgot about it for a little over a year. Figured I'd try brewing with it, and it came out just fine.
I missed the "crushed" part, thank you.
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I brewed a stout with 12month old crushed grains it seems to taste fine..... waiting on carb
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:11 PM   #17
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7 lbs 12 oz Pilsner malt
1 lbs wheat malt
4 oz mild malt (vienna would be a good sub)
.75 oz Saaz FWH
Magnum 60 min (I used .25 oz to hit 23 IBU)
.5 oz Saaz 5 minutes
US05 yeast

I mashed at 150 for 75 minutes and did a no sparge brew to hit an efficiency of 65%, 1.039 for 5.75G. Ferment in the mid 60s to get that extra clean flavor.


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