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Old 11-26-2012, 09:36 PM   #1
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I have 11 pounds of grain i bought and had crushed almost two months ago. I havent had a chance to brew yet. Is it worth using this weekend or should I buy new grain. It has been stored in the paper bag my spare room.

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Old 11-26-2012, 09:37 PM   #2
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If it smells fine (not old or stale) id say use it. I have done this with no I'll effects.

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I would bet two-month old crushed grain in a paper sack would be a bit stale, but still usable.

Next time, throw the grain in a ziplock bag and purge out the oxygen or a tupperware container. Oxygen, bugs, and moisture are really the only things that will deteriorate grain. Take away those factors, and it will stay pretty indefinitely.
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Taste it, most likely it may be a bit stale but still useable. Like Topher says, keep it in airtight containers. If it is not crushed it will keep even longer.
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