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robert rulmyr
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Username: Wacobob

Post Number: 911
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 24.155.7.171
Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2007 - 11:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Cleaning out a closet yesterday, found a sack with about 3 lbs. chocolate malt ( not crushed ). I think it may be 3 or 4 years old. Would you use it? I may need to get Promash to record inventory.
 

Joakim Ruud
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Username: Joques

Post Number: 651
Registered: 10-2005
Posted From: 84.209.9.213
Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2007 - 11:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'd guess you could taste it side-by-side with some fresh chocolate malt and see what you think :-)

Maybe a blind triangle test? Hehe...
For to accuse requires less eloquence, such is man's nature, than to
excuse; and condemnation, than absolution, more resembles justice.
-Hobbes, Leviathan
 

Josh Johnson
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Username: Msujdog

Post Number: 128
Registered: 07-2003
Posted From: 167.73.110.8
Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2007 - 01:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Some Belgian beers use aged hops, why not make an Old Ale with some old malt?
 

dhacker
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Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 858
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 208.63.188.83
Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2007 - 01:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I never throw anything out unless it's obviously bad. (fuzzy stuff, wiggly things, or turded . . even then there has to be a certain density of turdage )

May not use in anything you want to enter in a competition, but I'd bet dollars to doughnuts you could make something quite drinkable.
 

Chumley
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Username: Chumley

Post Number: 4724
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 216.161.216.248
Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2007 - 04:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I use malt that old all the time, but I live in a semi-arid climate. I would be more suspicious if I lived somewhere humid.
 

gregory gettman
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Username: Gregman

Post Number: 560
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 70.235.77.171
Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2007 - 04:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I live in the humid North East an can keep malts for years if handled properly.

Most of the malt I keep is in plastic air tight bags. An left in a cool dry place.

Due to an order mix up I ended up with 6 lbs of Morovian chocolate malt. That was 5 years ago an I still use it in dark beers with no bad tastes so far. I've often wondered how long specialty malts can last?
 

robert rulmyr
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Username: Wacobob

Post Number: 912
Registered: 02-2003
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Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 01:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks guys. Thanks for the laugh dhacker!