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Bierview
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Username: Bierview

Post Number: 1047
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 68.197.192.230
Posted on Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 02:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anyone ever freeze grain for long storage?
 

Dan Listermann
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Username: Listermann

Post Number: 7841
Registered: 03-2004
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Posted on Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 11:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have to believe that freezing grain for long term storage is misguided. Freezer burn could cause some odd things to happen and I don't see any being useful.
 

Bierview
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Username: Bierview

Post Number: 1049
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Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 - 08:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dan,
What about a month or two?
 

Bill Pierce
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Post Number: 13248
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Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 - 10:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bierview, what are you trying to gain from freezing? Or do you mean winter storage in an unheated space that will be subject to freezing temperatures>?
 

Dan Listermann
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Username: Listermann

Post Number: 7842
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Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 - 03:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I don't think that a month or two is long term storage. I doubt that it would hurt the malt much, but I really can't see any advantages either.
 

Dave Witt
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Username: Davew

Post Number: 1608
Registered: 03-2003
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Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 - 11:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My brew partner is always trying to preserve things such as corn sugar in the freezer. He says he does it to keep it away from a possible mouse running accross it in his basement.

If it is a dry product, it just needs to be kept dry and cool, but not freezing.
 

Bierview
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Username: Bierview

Post Number: 1051
Registered: 03-2003
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Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 12:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It's been a bit humid here in the northeast and I was just thinking out loud. I have a really good grain bin and was curious to hear different opinions.