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Malt Best By Date
« on: December 15, 2015, 01:15:48 PM »
We toured Weyermann Malting last month while in Bamberg. The tour was worth it, first Maltings I have been in.

The guide pointed out the best by date on the sacks. It is 18 months from when the malt is packaged. That is the best by date, the malt could still be used.

Hope this helps when one asks or wonders how long their malt is good for.
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Re: Malt Best By Date
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2015, 01:23:43 PM »
Good info. Thanks !
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Re: Malt Best By Date
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2015, 02:22:04 PM »
Thanks for sharing. I need to try and use mine quicker. I don't have air tight containers for my malt as of yet. Plan to get some though.
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Re: Malt Best By Date
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2015, 02:24:27 PM »
Thanks Ken - guess I've been using fresher malt than I thought - I'd guessed it was a 2 year date.

Thanks for sharing. I need to try and use mine quicker. I don't have air tight containers for my malt as of yet. Plan to get some though.

I have a bunch, but I'm not really 100% convinced they do any better than pressing all the air out of the bag and rolling down tight...
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Re: Malt Best By Date
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2015, 02:56:14 PM »
Edit... was on wrong thread.

But hey, good news on best by date. One less thing to worry about
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Re: Malt Best By Date
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2015, 03:27:30 PM »
Thanks Ken - guess I've been using fresher malt than I thought - I'd guessed it was a 2 year date.

Thanks for sharing. I need to try and use mine quicker. I don't have air tight containers for my malt as of yet. Plan to get some though.

I have a bunch, but I'm not really 100% convinced they do any better than pressing all the air out of the bag and rolling down tight...

Yeah, that's what I've been doing. Best Malz has a plastic liner in theirs, so that probably helps a bit.
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Re: Malt Best By Date
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2015, 03:04:43 AM »
Good to know... I used some cracked grain that had been in a sealed bucket in my closet that was around 6 months old from when I cracked it, plus however long it had been sitting prior to that and it made one of my best stouts yet.

I've never noticed any dates on sacks of grains, granted I haven't looked too hard. I wonder if there's a way to tell how old a sack is.

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Re: Malt Best By Date
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2015, 03:07:04 AM »
And of course I completely overlooked the part where you said Weyemann dates their bags, scratch that last part. I'll have to look at some other malt sacks tomorrow and see if I can find dates for other brands.

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Re: Malt Best By Date
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2015, 01:47:31 PM »
Breiss states that milled malt will be good for 6 months if properly stored.

I'm not sure if other maltsters date the bags. Might look at a few later today.
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Re: Malt Best By Date
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2015, 04:13:56 PM »

From looking at this one, I'm wondering if they're using a Julian calendar.


This is pretty straight forward.


Once again looks to be a Julian calendar.
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Re: Malt Best By Date
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2015, 04:47:56 PM »
Here is how Biess dates, day of production.
http://www.brewingwithbriess.com/Orderinfo/Briess_Lot_Codes.htm
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Re: Malt Best By Date
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2015, 07:22:14 PM »