Hello, fellow homebrewers,
Perhaps someone could answer this question for me and put an end to my suffering. Last Wednesday I bought ingredients for a partial mash recipe I've been working on lately. I was back in Seattle for a couple of days visiting family and trying to retrieve my equipment from a friend; I had left my equipment with him while I moved all my stuff to San Diego. I went to the homebrew supply shop on my way to pick up the equipment at his house. To my surprise, my 5 gallon brewing kettle was oxidized, rendering it unusable for brewing. I had to catch a plane back to San Diego later that night, and without a brew kettle I couldn't go forward with my brew day.
What was supposed to be a very pleasant brew day on my father's 54th birthday turned into an ingredient-storage nightmare. Three pounds of rye malt and a half pound of Vienna were milled, and five pounds of Pilsner malt extract drawn. I will not be back in Seattle for at least two weeks, so I'm a little concerned about the ingredients. I figure my yeast and my hops will be fine since I threw the yeast in the fridge and the hops in the freezer, but I'm a little concerned about the integrity of my grains and extract. I put them in a dark, dry place. Should I be concerned about quality in two weeks? Should I perhaps toss them out instead of using them?
Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this and respond.