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Old 03-19-2008, 03:38 AM   #1
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I bought a few pounds of malt a couple days ago, had them crush it at the store and they just put it in a plastic grocery bag. Now due to some other problems I wont be brewing for another 3-4 days, and Im wondering how long it will keep. Right now I just have it in the bag, is it still good? Should I do something to make it keep better?

 
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Old 03-19-2008, 03:40 AM   #2
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Yeah, you can keep crushed grain up to a month easy.

The sooner you go from crush to brew the better, but you should be fine.
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:29 AM   #3
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I've gone up to 5 months with crushed grain in sealed bags without noticing any ill effects, however that was with an extract recipe.
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:44 AM   #4
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No worries.

I have kept a pre-crushed AG grain bill in the bag for several weeks and the resulting beer tasted fine.

 
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Old 03-19-2008, 12:35 PM   #5
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+1 on them being fine for a few days. You can further extend this life by sealing them in airtight bags and/or placing them in the freezer. This slows down the oxidation that will leave you with "stale" grains.
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