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Old 09-13-2012, 01:51 AM   #1
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Ought a recipe but can't brew for three weeks probably. What can I do with the grain to keep it at its freshest? Will freezing it work best?


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Old 09-13-2012, 02:00 AM   #2
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that's what i do. keeps it fresh, especially if milled already. not necessary, but it's a habit i picked up early on. if not milled. don't even worry about it


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Old 09-13-2012, 02:02 AM   #3
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For 3 weeks I wouldn't worry about it, especially if they aren't ground yet. If they weren't sitting at your house, they'd be sitting somewhere else. Freezing won't hurt if it makes you feel better, but really not needed in my opinion. I've had kits sit longer with no ill effects.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:37 AM   #4
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Even crushed. They are in sealed bags and almost vacuumed sealed. So no worries I guess
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:48 AM   #5
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I'd put them in the fridge if already milled.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:13 AM   #6
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Main thing is to keep them dry, sealed and cool. There are lots of threads on the subject. If you search "how long do milled grains last" you will find more opinions than you probably want to read. For 3 weeks you'll be fine as long as you don't store in a warm place. You may find critters if stored too warm.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:20 AM   #7
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What temp would u consider to warm? It's been sitting in my living room for a few weeks close to a month around 70
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freeze them. that'll kill any critters before they eat too much
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What temp would u consider to warm? It's been sitting in my living room for a few weeks close to a month around 70
If they are sealed, don't worry about it. Treat crushed grain as you would Saltine crackers.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:14 AM   #10
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What temp would u consider to warm? It's been sitting in my living room for a few weeks close to a month around 70
I'm certainly no expert and fortunatley haven't had problems. check out post 5 in this thread. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/stup...n-beer-132413/

Apparently freezing the grain for a few days or more will kill the weevil eggs.


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