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Re: Shelf Life of Grain
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2013, 11:11:30 AM »
FWIW-

On the Briess website, they give info on all their grains.  All the ones I checked said "slight flavor loss at 18 months. 


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Re: Shelf Life of Grain
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2013, 12:36:18 PM »
Just a guess here, but I'd expect that your enzymes would be the first thing to suffer as it ages, assuming good storage conditions. Perhaps mixing old and new malt would help older stuff convert?
Good thought. I'm sure there are staling reactions that occur, but the enzymes must degrade too. Moisture probably doesn't help them either.
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Re: Shelf Life of Grain
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2013, 06:55:11 PM »
Ok, I got some 10 gallon ziploc bags and a couple of these.....

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Re: Shelf Life of Grain
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2013, 07:55:25 PM »
You seem to have taken home a woman as well... I hope she likes beer.  8)
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Re: Shelf Life of Grain
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2013, 09:46:58 PM »
Dang, my totes did not include any ladies. Screw you Target - I want a refund!
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Re: Shelf Life of Grain
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2013, 09:48:01 PM »
Dang, my totes did not include any ladies. Screw you Target - I want a refund!

They cost a lot more than $10  :o
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Re: Shelf Life of Grain
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2013, 05:58:20 AM »
Dang, my totes did not include any ladies. Screw you Target - I want a refund!

They cost a lot more than $10  :o

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Re: Shelf Life of Grain
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2013, 07:05:50 AM »
I've never seen a drop off of flavor or a problem with grains that are, shall we say, well aged.

If time permits I hope to bring a beer or two to Philly. If mine make the cut for the club you can be the judge if old grains (properly stored) make good beer.
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