How long does grain stay fresh?

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oldwarrior86

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Quick question - I purchased a mini-Mash Red Stripe clone from Austin Home Brew. I thought I would have the time to brew it right away, but things came up. The grains are still in a air tight bag and the I've kept the liquid yeast in the fridge. Am I good to go??? Just wasn't sure what the shelf live is on the grain....I know the yeast is fine. Thoughts?
 

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There have been times in the past where I've had grains milled and didn't use them for upto two months later without any issues. Past that though I can't really comment.
 

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I bought 2 kits from NB once and one of them sat in the fridge for a few months while I drank the first one. I could swear there was a somewhat stale taste in that second kit from sitting.
 
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