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Offline DandyMason

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crushing grain day before
« on: December 13, 2011, 06:43:43 PM »
Is it okay to crush your grains the day before brewing?

I read that you shouldnt let it sit too long after milling them since they can oxidize and become stale... Any truth to this?

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Re: crushing grain day before
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2011, 06:49:06 PM »
Day before is just fine, many places sell pre-crushed as an option, and then ship across the country.
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Re: crushing grain day before
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2011, 06:54:22 PM »
k good because I just did it, haha

Needed to save some time for brew day tomorrow... Yeah I started thinking about pre crushed grain you can buy, and figure they sit around for a while.

I know theres probably not a concrete answer to this... but any idea how long grain could sit around pre crushed?

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Re: crushing grain day before
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2011, 08:38:07 PM »
Stale (slack) malt has some qualities you don't really want (diminished diastatic power, oxidation, etc), but one day shouldn't hurt.
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Re: crushing grain day before
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2011, 02:55:29 PM »
Go for it...

I always crush my grains the night before a brew day. Any chance I can get to cut down the time and work need on actual brew day, I take it.

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Re: crushing grain day before
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2011, 01:46:36 AM »
Sounds good, I figure its a good idea if it doesnt hurt the quality of the grain. Brew day is long enough