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Offline donsmitty

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Crushed Grains Life
« on: May 30, 2013, 06:28:34 AM »
How long do I have to use my grains once they have been crushed? 

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Re: Crushed Grains Life
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013, 06:33:53 AM »
The sooner the better, obviously, but I have waited up to a couple of months without any major impact. 

I wouldn't wait that long or longer if given a choice.  You should be okay out to 6 or 8 weeks.

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Re: Crushed Grains Life
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013, 06:35:27 AM »
I would try to use them within a month. You could use them after two, but I would start to worry about staleness. If you keep them in the freezer, I would say up to six months. Otherwise I would make some bread with them, or give them to the birds and critters. :)
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Re: Crushed Grains Life
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2013, 08:34:46 AM »
Here's a sample data sheet from Briess:

http://www.brewingwithbriess.com/Assets/PDFs/Briess_PISB_2RowBrewersMalt.pdf

They say six months.  I always use mine within an hour or so. 

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Re: Crushed Grains Life
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2013, 09:35:07 AM »
I had a batch milled and then had a heart attack.  It was 3 months before I used them and they were fine.
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Re: Crushed Grains Life
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2013, 06:33:21 PM »
I had a batch milled and then had a heart attack.  It was 3 months before I used them and they were fine.

How many pounds did you grind by hand for that to happen?  Just kidding!  I suffered the same fate without grinding grain....and damn glad to be able to enjoy the hobby without limitations from it.

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