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Title: how long with crushed grain??
Post by: jvr1010 on January 14, 2013, 03:39:36 PM
I was planning on brewing an all grain batch of NB Brickwarmer the first week of January, however, couldn't get to it.  It was pre crushed a few days before Christmas.  Would you still use the grains or  are they going to be too stale. I won't be able to brew until this weekend.  Thanks guys
Title: Re: how long with crushed grain??
Post by: davidgzach on January 14, 2013, 03:43:53 PM
If they were sealed and stored out of the sun in a cool place, you are just fine.
Title: Re: how long with crushed grain??
Post by: Mark G on January 14, 2013, 03:44:42 PM
As long as they were stored cool and dry, they should be fine. Do they taste OK?

Edit: Looks like Dave beat me to the answer, so... Yeah, what he said.
Title: Re: how long with crushed grain??
Post by: jvr1010 on January 14, 2013, 03:56:46 PM
Thanks guys, thats what I was hoping.  Never took it out of the box and was wrapped in plastic.
Title: Re: how long with crushed grain??
Post by: dean_palmer on January 14, 2013, 08:45:14 PM
I've gone as long as 3 months with pre-crushed grains in a bag and made one of the best beers I've ever made. No worries.
Title: Re: how long with crushed grain??
Post by: bigchicken on January 19, 2013, 06:38:36 PM
I hate to say it, but I've gone 8+ months before. Beer turned out fine. I store my grain in sealed containers or bags in my cool basement.
Title: Re: how long with crushed grain??
Post by: alcaponejunior on January 20, 2013, 03:05:54 PM
I hate to say it, but I've gone 8+ months before. Beer turned out fine. I store my grain in sealed containers or bags in my cool basement.

I've gone almost six months without issue.  Kept sealed, dry, cool.  Beer was just fine.