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Old 01-05-2013, 10:44 PM   #1
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Silly question. Mr brew session for tonight is not going to happen. All of my grains for my recipe are in my grain bucket (an old 1 step sanitizer bucket). How long will they last in there? they are not cracked...I am heading out of town tomorrow, but have intentions of brewing when I get back next week.

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Old 01-05-2013, 11:26 PM   #2
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They'll be fine, put them in the fridge.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:44 PM   #3
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Do you have a cover for it that will hermetically seal? That would be ideal, but it's only for a week so I'm sure you're fine.

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Old 01-06-2013, 01:49 AM   #4
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I've went almost a month, still in the brown paper bag from the LHBS. Putting them in the fridge or freezer would be ideal, as to keep the weevils away
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:17 AM   #5
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Uncracked grains will last a very long time (year(s)). The better sealed the longer. Bugs and small animals are probably a bigger danger long term than rot assuming they are kept dry. A week is definitely not a problem. I store a lot of grain crushed for months at a time (well there is a lot of turn over).

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