Can you store grain in the freezer ?

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Can you store grain in the freezer ?

Postby Azorean Brewer » Mon Mar 18, 2002 2:33 am

I have always been told that you should store grain in an air tight container. My problem is I have two recipes worth of grain (approx. 25 lbs. total 20# base and 5# specialty) and I know that grain moths love to get into this stuff. What I want to know is can you store grain in the freezer without harming any of the fermentables. Has anyone tried this or know any reasons why not to do this? I don't have an air tight container large enough, but do have an upright freezer with enough room for what I need, but I don't want to put it in there until I hear differently... Thanks in advance, Paul.
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Freezing Grains...

Postby Mesa Maltworks » Mon Mar 18, 2002 6:26 am

Yes... you can freeze grain without harming it.... in fact, just like with most food products, it increases shelf life. Another benefit is it kills any larvae or eggs from pests !
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Mesa you are the best

Postby Azorean Brewer » Mon Mar 18, 2002 3:20 pm

I was hoping that you would read my question as I was sure you would set me straight, you are the Guru supreme. Thanks again, Paul.
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Beer Geek

Postby l48shark » Mon Mar 18, 2002 7:05 pm

Mesa,
There is a television show on Comedy Central that reminds me of you every time I see it. It is called "Beat the Geeks." Check into it. :)
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Don't be messin' with da Mesa

Postby Azorean Brewer » Tue Mar 19, 2002 2:38 am

Ford did you ever see the movie "A clock work Orange?", if Mesa gets pee'od and goes into hiding or stops answering our inquiries because of taunting we'll come after you with a vengence and make you drink so much Bud lite to the point where you will never want to look at beer again LOL ... Although I think Mesa won't go anywhere and can handle his own Battles, never ever ever provoke "Da Master". Cheers ... (just kidding I know it was a sidewards compliment LOL ...) OH BTW "A Clock work orange" is about a sexual deviant who is caught by the authorities and forced to watch porn for hours and hours to the point where he never wants to think about sex again. (Poor devil LOL ...)
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:-)

Postby l48shark » Tue Mar 19, 2002 2:40 pm

LMAO, Paul! You know, I just got back from the eye doc and going in I was actually thinking about that chair with the clips holding his eyes open. Fortunately, I did not have to endure that. Anyway, have you ever seen the show? (I know not everyone here lives in The States.) They have a movie, music and TV "geek" (expert) and one special guest geek (usually Star Trek, The Simpsons, South Park, etc.). The contestants have to "beat the geeks" in rounds of trivia and get bonus points for beating the special guest geek. Very hilarious show, so check it out if it airs in your area. I have always wanted to see a beer geek on the show and I think Mesa is the perfect candidate based on his posts on this board. How about it, Eric? http://www.comedycentral.com/tv_shows/beatthegeeks/
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You're OK Ford ... LOL

Postby Azorean Brewer » Tue Mar 19, 2002 4:23 pm

Ford, I am glad that you have a good sense of humor, I will look for the show and if it is worth it maybe we can coax Mesa into Championing for all of us fledgling protege's ... Good bantering with you, good clean fun huh? ...

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? how about it Eric?

Postby jdbooth » Tue Mar 19, 2002 7:53 pm

I was wondering if Mesa was Eric W. I wanted to E-mail him personally to thank him for his help and while searching for him and an Email addy I found his resume` (very impressive)
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[lifts glass] CHEERS Eric! <--{in my best English accent}
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Website

Postby l48shark » Tue Mar 19, 2002 8:12 pm

Yes, it apparently is. A while back he mentioned owning a business, so I went to http://www.MesaMaltworks.com and got a hit. There is a contact link there, but no telling if it is current. No matter, surely he will soon discover that he has been the subject of a few posts here.
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#1: Gee...thanks.. I think?! & #2: Yup that's still me!

Postby Mesa Maltworks » Thu Mar 21, 2002 11:15 am

#1: I guess I fit the "geek" assessment, but I'm not 1 dimesional, I do have other interests !!! All kidding aside... I learn alot from reading all of your posts as well because they give me topics for research. I certainly do not know everything there is to know (NOT EVEN CLOSE!) in this hobby/profession and I continually strive to update my knowledge and proficiency. Thanks for your gracious comments ! Keep me learn'n !...

#2: Yes, www.mesamaltworks.com is my company's site and all is current except the brewspaper articles... I had intended to post all of them and only got to 1 ! The email address (ericwatson@mesamaltworks.com) will still be good til mid-May. After that the merger between my company and Ohio Brewing will be completed and our name will be under the OBC banner with Mesa existing no more as I will establish the laboratory there for internal use. Once I have the OBC site up and runnig, I'll post my new info to the forum.

Eric

PS: If you guys will sponsor me... I be the serve as the sacrificial "Beer Geek".
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Hell, yeah!

Postby l48shark » Thu Mar 21, 2002 9:28 pm

Mesa,
I will champion the effort to get you on the show. That would be classic. I will check my connections and get back to you. It may be a long shot, but we will see. You surely have many supporters here. :)
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Buy an Ad?

Postby l48shark » Mon Mar 25, 2002 6:14 pm

Well, it looks like this show is filmed in LA and not NYC, so there goes most of my network. Unless, of course, you want to buy some ad time for your newly merged company and then we're in business. Still trying though. :)
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