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Old 10-01-2008, 11:49 PM   #1
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I ordered enough grain for my next 4 beers and it mistakenly showed up already cracked.

What's the best way to store it for a long period of time?
Can I freeze it?

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Old 10-01-2008, 11:51 PM   #2
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Liquid form. In carboys, kegs, or bottles.
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:01 AM   #3
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I think you need to do alot of brewing in the next week. Have fun!!!

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Old 10-02-2008, 12:09 AM   #4
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I've stored crushed grain up to 6 weeks double bagged in giant ziploc bags. Its probably not the most ideal situation but I didn't have any negative side affects.

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Old 10-02-2008, 12:15 AM   #5
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If you have a food saver vacuum thing it will last you quite a while.. though I would just brew all 4 one weekend if SWMBO would let me

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Old 10-02-2008, 01:25 AM   #6
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Double bag and freeze it if you can't vacuum pack it.

But brew it sooner rather than later.
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:54 PM   #7
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My first AG which was Bee Cave Haus Pale Ale, the crushed grains sat in the fridge sealed in a bag for a month, then sat in a SS pot unsealed with the lid on for well over another month before I got to brew it. Best beer I ever brewed.

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Old 11-05-2008, 12:13 AM   #8
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What does a "long period of time" mean to you?

Put it in the freezer, preferably in a vacuum-sealed bag. I don't know how long it'll keep that way, but it's your best shot, short of brewing it all up over the next couple of weeks.
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