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Old 11-25-2012, 03:47 PM   #11
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Ghetto grain storage . . .
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:54 PM   #12
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An old picture. I now have a shelf with all my specialty grains too.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:03 PM   #13
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same boat here.. setting up my brewshed and it will below freezing for several months. Anyone know what effect that may have?
I am by no means an expert on this, but I have seen people storing there grains in a refrigerator so I would think that the cold temperature wouldn't have a negative effect on the grains.

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Old 11-25-2012, 04:03 PM   #14
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same boat here.. setting up my brewshed and it will below freezing for several months. Anyone know what effect that may have?
I keep mine in the freezer year round. Has no negative effect so far as I can tell!
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:01 PM   #15
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This could be wrong, but my opinion would be that storing grain in a fridge or freezer is not the same as an unregulated location where the temperatures would have daily large swings that could form moisture.

 
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:07 PM   #16
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I am by no means an expert on this, but I have seen people storing there grains in a refrigerator so I would think that the cold temperature wouldn't have a negative effect on the grains.

Hopefully someone else can help validate this....
I've intentionally frozen grain solid then used it later without any issue. The enzymes are not denatured by freezing.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:49 PM   #17
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When i started buying my grain in bulk, I read there are three points to aim for: 1) store grain in air-tight containers, 2) store grain in a moisture-free environment, and 3) store grain at a cold temperature. Points 1 and 3 help reduce staling of the grain. Staling occurs more slowly at colder temps, so storing grain in a fridge or freezer is just fine. If a lot of air is in contact with the grain, you'll also get more staling. #2 helps keep the grain from essentially getting ruined. Storing grains moist is bad. You can get rot and i dont think you want to brew with rotten grain.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:41 PM   #18
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This could be wrong, but my opinion would be that storing grain in a fridge or freezer is not the same as an unregulated location where the temperatures would have daily large swings that could form moisture.
That's a good point... I wonder if there could be condensation on the grains due to the temperature fluctuation.

 
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:54 PM   #19
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An old picture. I now have a shelf with all my specialty grains too.
Holly cr.. dude I think you are ready for a grain shortage
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:02 PM   #20
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same boat here.. setting up my brewshed and it will below freezing for several months. Anyone know what effect that may have?
I think storage where you are at the whim of the outdoor temp is pretty standard.
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