Are uncrushed grains 11+ months old still good to use for brewing? - Page 2 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Are uncrushed grains 11+ months old still good to use for brewing?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-15-2012, 03:33 AM   #11
bbrim
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Lincoln, Nebraska
Posts: 886
Liked 42 Times on 37 Posts


I just brewed a super light blonde ale with 85% Pilsner malt about that age and it is very nice. You will be good!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2012, 01:58 PM   #12
msa8967
mickaweapon
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
msa8967's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2009
North Liberty, Iowa
Posts: 2,878
Liked 108 Times on 87 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by bbrim View Post
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.

Thanks for your reply
__________________
Mick Arnett
North Liberty, Iowa
"Beer will change the world. I don't know how, but it will."

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2012, 03:14 PM   #13
Horace
Recipes 
 
Jun 2011
Milwaukee, Wi
Posts: 116
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


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?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2012, 03:24 PM   #14
homebeerbrewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
homebeerbrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2008
Home, where the beer is, NH
Posts: 2,062
Liked 108 Times on 93 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by homebeerbrewer View Post
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.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Horace View Post
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.
__________________
BEER - Brew Enjoy Empty Repeat

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2012, 11:03 PM   #15
Horace
Recipes 
 
Jun 2011
Milwaukee, Wi
Posts: 116
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by homebeerbrewer View Post
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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2012, 11:05 PM   #16
davis119
Recipes 
 
Mar 2011
lopatcong, nj
Posts: 675
Liked 13 Times on 12 Posts


I brewed a stout with 12month old crushed grains it seems to taste fine..... waiting on carb

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2012, 11:11 PM   #17
bbrim
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Lincoln, Nebraska
Posts: 886
Liked 42 Times on 37 Posts


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.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
crushed grains ( how long are they good) DoubleRainbow Recipes/Ingredients 2 02-20-2012 05:43 PM
How long are grains good? kjung Recipes/Ingredients 1 03-12-2010 03:44 PM
I made a pretty good Barley Wine from left-over grains syd138 Recipes/Ingredients 2 05-28-2009 11:21 PM
2 Year Old Grains - still good? JMcManaway Recipes/Ingredients 2 09-24-2008 08:36 PM
Shelf life for uncrushed grain? SOB_OCDAVE Recipes/Ingredients 2 08-28-2006 03:08 AM


Forum Jump