Ask Real Beer
May 30, 2024

More .edu

Visit the Real Beer Library and browse through original publications, print publications, work by individual authors and more.
The Library

Ask Real Beer

February 2000

Recently I purchased some grain from a local retailer going out of business. He sold me some grain that had a few weevils in it.... Yes he did tell me about it before hand and offered the only solution he knew of to rid me of the pests. I've frozen all the grain to kill off the bugs and have sifted through a screen and this appears to be working. Is there anything else that I can do? Will this method rid me of the majority of the bugs? I'm sure there are still some in the grain. And will the problem effect my brew?

From Beer Dave: In all honesty the grain you bought is for the birds. Literally. Most grain for home brew is relatively cheap. Scatter it in the yard and let the birds have a winter's feast. Double-couponing home brewers really can forget that time is money.

We try to answer readers' questions in a timely fashion but there are days the mail can be overwhelming. Some questions get private answers, while those of general interest are posted and archived. Please check the archives before asking your question. Visit Ask Real Beer to view the archives or post a new question.

Find whatever in the beer world you are looking for. Enter a search word or phrase, then click GO.