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Offline brewthru

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Food grade oxygen absorbers
« on: September 16, 2022, 01:46:52 pm »
Does anyone use food grade oxygen absorbers for malt storage?

I store my malt in 5-gallon food grade buckets. Haven't noticed any degradation or problems with the stored malt. However, was thinking maybe I should also be using food grade oxygen absorbers.

Thoughts?

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Re: Food grade oxygen absorbers
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2022, 06:39:21 pm »
I think barley prior to and after malting is stored in huge silos before it’s packaged for sale. Retailers further package into smaller qty and stock it on shelves. We are probably brewing with at least two + yr old harvest. I don’t think a cpl more months is gonna matter much.


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Re: Food grade oxygen absorbers
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2022, 10:40:27 pm »
Does anyone use food grade oxygen absorbers for malt storage?

I store my malt in 5-gallon food grade buckets. Haven't noticed any degradation or problems with the stored malt. However, was thinking maybe I should also be using food grade oxygen absorbers.

Thoughts?

You say you haven’t noticed a difference, so would anyone’s answer matter? Trust your own personal experience. The expertise on this forum is all well and good, but it’s no substitute for your own empirical observations.

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Re: Food grade oxygen absorbers
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2022, 08:38:11 am »
Does anyone use food grade oxygen absorbers for malt storage?

I store my malt in 5-gallon food grade buckets. Haven't noticed any degradation or problems with the stored malt. However, was thinking maybe I should also be using food grade oxygen absorbers.

Thoughts?

You say you haven’t noticed a difference, so would anyone’s answer matter? Trust your own personal experience. The expertise on this forum is all well and good, but it’s no substitute for your own empirical observations.

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Re: Food grade oxygen absorbers
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2022, 08:38:42 am »
Does anyone use food grade oxygen absorbers for malt storage?

I store my malt in 5-gallon food grade buckets. Haven't noticed any degradation or problems with the stored malt. However, was thinking maybe I should also be using food grade oxygen absorbers.

Thoughts?

If you can't tell the difference, it doesn't matter.
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Re: Food grade oxygen absorbers
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2022, 08:57:04 am »
Does anyone use food grade oxygen absorbers for malt storage?

I store my malt in 5-gallon food grade buckets. Haven't noticed any degradation or problems with the stored malt. However, was thinking maybe I should also be using food grade oxygen absorbers.

Thoughts?

If you can't tell the difference, it doesn't matter.
I have to disagree. Tasting different batches at different times (or different age), you may not notice a difference, where side-by-side, you might notice it. I think this only means there isn't a big difference. But making multiple small improvements can end up making a noticeable difference in your beer.

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Re: Food grade oxygen absorbers
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2022, 09:52:27 am »
Does anyone use food grade oxygen absorbers for malt storage?

I store my malt in 5-gallon food grade buckets. Haven't noticed any degradation or problems with the stored malt. However, was thinking maybe I should also be using food grade oxygen absorbers.

Thoughts?

If you can't tell the difference, it doesn't matter.
I have to disagree. Tasting different batches at different times (or different age), you may not notice a difference, where side-by-side, you might notice it. I think this only means there isn't a big difference. But making multiple small improvements can end up making a noticeable difference in your beer.
Call it no practical difference then if you'd like.  Or, if you care to, investigate and do the test & share your impressions.  Either way works.