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How long can you soak grains for before they go bad?

post #1 of 6
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Ok the NT book says to soak for 12-24 hours. Barring intense weather conditions... how long can you leave it out to soak before you should not use it at all?


I only ask because I uh "forgot" about something I was soaking.
post #2 of 6
I would go by smell and appearance more than time.
post #3 of 6
Well . . . beer always tastes good in the summer
post #4 of 6
I know with sprouting you let it soak, then rinse it once or twice a day. If something's been soaking a bit too long I'd probably drain it, rinse it, then cook it in fresh water.
post #5 of 6
I let beans so too long once..they smelled like sour socks..it was gross....

now beer..that would be yummy..hehe..
post #6 of 6
Depends on how long you actually left it, what it is, and what you soaked it with. If I remember correctly, you're supposed to change the water every 12-24 hours if you're not going to use it. I've noticed that when I add whey or a cultured product, it doesn't go bad even when I forget to change the water. It just starts to smell fermented. I love fermented stuff, so I recognize the smell well and really like it. If it smells good to you and not moldy, it should be fine although I agree you probably need to rinse it pretty well first.
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