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Storing Grains


Ray Snyder - Kelowna, British Columbia asks,

I have a number of different types of grain stored in clear plastic containers that I keep on a shelf in my garage where I brew. The containers are not in direct sunlight, but sun does come into the garage through windows. The garage Temperature ranges from about 39-104 °F (4-40 °C) depending on the season. Am I OK storing grains in this kind of environment, or is there something else that you would recommend?

This is a good question, Ray. The most important thing to prevent when storing malt is an increase in the moisture content. When malt is kilned, the moisture content is normally reduced to
Response by Ashton Lewis.