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Old 07-03-2012, 05:21 PM   #1
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Hey all,

I just bought 12 lbs of milled grain for my next batch and had a quick question.

I am at work for the next 5 hours and was wondering... Could leaving them in my car for this amount of time in this 93 degree heat ruin them?

They are sealed in a large 55 lb grain sack and no light can get to them, but my lhbs said that the dry heat could be a problem.

Please advise!

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Old 07-03-2012, 05:24 PM   #2
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It's fine. If there was yeast in the car, that could get messed up by the heat, but the heat won't do anything to the grains.


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Old 07-03-2012, 05:29 PM   #3
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It's fine. If there was yeast in the car, that could get messed up by the heat, but the heat won't do anything to the grains.
+1. You should be fine.

 
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:31 PM   #4
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Thanks,

I put them in an empty (clean) gym bag along with 1lb of ice. I double bagged the ice to make sure that it wouldn't leak and touch the grain bag..

Maybe I over did it.. do you think that I should take the ice out just in case it were to leak? From what I saw, these 55 lb sacks aren't waterproof.

Thanks for the quick reply.
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:33 PM   #5
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I would just to be safe, but that's how I roll.

 
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:42 PM   #6
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your car will smell nice for the drive home...

 
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:54 PM   #7
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Open, humid and a few days = a problem.

Sealed, dry heat, and 5 hours = no problem.

It is an expensive auto air freshener though.

 
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:54 PM   #8
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It already does...
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:18 PM   #9
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Crack a window. A car can get much warmer than the ambient temperature, and that may cook the enzymes.

 
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:27 PM   #10
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Double bagging the ice isn't always enough to prevent leakage, and condensation will definitely form on the outside of it. I would just move the ice so it, and it's runoff, condensation can't touch the grain bag, but keep it right next to it, and the whole thing well insulated w/ blankets/towels if you've got them. Cracking the windows is mandatory IMHO.

It'll be fine though....but I do take better care of my milled grain, then unmilled. I've found it stales out more quickly. 5 hours, though..no prob.


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