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HansF

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A 1000lb sack of Honey Malt sprung a leak at work the other day and it was (almost) a complete loss. I managed to salvage ~35lbs of it before it all landed on the warehouse floor. It's now in 3 separate plastic bags in my brew room, but I want to store it in plastic rubbermaid/tupperware type sealable containers. How long can I store it and it still be "good"?
 

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a long time, at least a year if it's sealed, cool and dry, maybe more. honey malt is strong stuff so it could take a while to go through 35lb.
 

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Keep it tightly sealed, preferably under CO2 or argon, or with some DE mixed in. Honey malt is among the most susceptible to weevil infections for some reason.
 
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Thanks. I split it into (7) 5lb ziploc bags and put them in a large sealable tote. Brewed an APA with some of it Saturday.
 

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Your enemies are heat, light, and air.

So the best option is to vacuum seal or keep under inert gas in a cool place in the dark for maximum storage stability.
 
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