I just opened my first bulk bag of grain last night - Briess 2 Row (well, it says Briess Brewer's Malt). Something about it doesn't seem right. It is slightly darker than the last bit of Briess 2 Row that I had leftover from a previous batch. It's not a large difference but enough that I would have guess it's Munich or something just by color. The taste and texture are slightly stale. It's not quite as crunchy as what I'm used to but it still tastes like grain. I do feel there's some other subtle flavor there too but I just can't put my hands on what it is. I bought it around the beginning of June. I think it was raining so the bag may have gotten a little damp but it wasn't much. I wasn't worried at all about that assuming their was some sort of liner inside the bag - there wasn't. It has been stored in a spare bedroom with the rest of my grain since I got it and the bag has been left in the open. I normally store all my grain in vittles vaults (pet food containers with gamma seal lids) but didn't have enough room for this much grain. Being this is my first bulk bag I was wondering if the grain can remain slightly damp from the malting process? What do you guys think? Do I have a problem? Should I brew a batch and just see? If there is a problem, is there any way to save the rest of the grain? I have pictures but was having trouble uploading them. I'll work on that.