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Old 02-28-2011, 04:01 AM   #1
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Default how many lbs of grain in a gallon?

Don't have any grain here right now, but am looking for a rough estimate. Am looking at some storage containers that I hope will fit 2-3 sacks. Thanks....

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Old 02-28-2011, 04:06 AM   #2
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Don't have any grain here right now, but am looking for a rough estimate. Am looking at some storage containers that I hope will fit 2-3 sacks. Thanks....
I think when I did it with crushed grain it was about a pound per quart, so 4:1
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:07 AM   #3
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18 gallons fits a 50# sack of barley with some room to spare, probably 10lbs of grain worth. So if I had to guess, I'd say 3 pounds / gallon.

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I can easily fit a 50-lb bag of uncrushed 2-row in two 5-gallon buckets.

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I can easily fit a 50-lb bag of uncrushed 2-row in two 5-gallon buckets.
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18 gallons ought to fit at least 75 lbs of grain I would think.
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Yeah I have a fair amount of headspace in my 18g container, it could probably fit another 20 pounds, but it's hard for me to visualize that.

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Cool thanks. Seems then that two bags, possibly 55lb-ers, would fit in a 20G unit. Definitely 3 in a 35.

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Cool thanks. Seems then that two bags, possibly 55lb-ers, would fit in a 20G unit. Definitely 3 in a 35.
Yes, two 55lb sacks should fit in a 20G unit. It's usually 1 sack per 10gal.
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