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Offline matt.ballard.587

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How long does grain last after milling
« on: March 14, 2016, 11:18:24 AM »
Hello
I was wondering how long grain lasts after milling.
 I have plans to brew several different batches within the next few months, and BCS I'm a apt dweller I do small scale all grain batches 1 to 2.5 gallons.  My lhbs he decided to start charging a labor fee for pulling my grain bills.  So I was thinking of buying enough base malts and specialty grains to do the batches, and because I don't have a mill I need him to grind the grains

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Re: How long does grain last after milling
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2016, 11:31:02 AM »
Can you find a different supplier? I sure would!

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Re: How long does grain last after milling
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2016, 11:47:51 AM »

Can you find a different supplier? I sure would!

For real. I'm wary of a store that doesn't let you crush your own grain. My favorite LHBS is very "hands off" you crush, weigh and bag your own grains. It's great.

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Re: How long does grain last after milling
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2016, 12:42:17 PM »
This is the only guy in my area.  Unless I drive 105 miles to st louis

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Re: How long does grain last after milling
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2016, 01:06:15 PM »

This is the only guy in my area.  Unless I drive 105 miles to st louis

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Have you thought about mail order from NB, More Beer or the like?

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Re: How long does grain last after milling
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2016, 01:46:04 PM »
Briess says 6 months, if properly stored in a cool dry place.

As far as charging, a small brewpub, and a new brewery near me do not have mills. All of their grain comes pre rushed in the bags, and they said that costs them a buck a bag.
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Re: How long does grain last after milling
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2016, 01:53:57 PM »

This is the only guy in my area.  Unless I drive 105 miles to st louis

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Have you thought about mail order from NB, More Beer or the like?
What I was thinking of doing is getting enough supplies for 4 or so batches at one time. And store them in my freezer   He told me that at 5 gallon batch sizing he won't charge the labor fee. 

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Re: How long does grain last after milling
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2016, 02:19:21 PM »
Build your grain bill (down to the ounce) here http://www.ritebrew.com/Articles.asp?ID=256
...and have them mill it at no extra charge. Looks like you are ~2 day shipping with either fedex or speedy.