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Old 08-09-2009, 03:19 PM   #1
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A found a few threads about storing bulk DME and most people say theirs comes in a box with a double bag inside and they just store in it. my 50# of DME came in a large bag (I'm assuming with an inner bag). Any ideas how to store? I was thinking I may could but this bag into like a storage container or something, but the bag is not shaped well for that (shaped just like a bulk grain bag, just paper on plastic). ideas?

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Old 08-09-2009, 03:28 PM   #2
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It would be a big, sticky job but I would repack it in 3 and 5 pound vacuum sealed bags. Then store them in a large plastic tub.

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Vacuum sealing DME is a problem...the powder likes to escape with the air being drawn out.

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Sorry, I didn't actually mean vacuuming them but using my sealer to seal them. I need more coffee!

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Would just using gallon zip top bags work?

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Yeah, that should work. Squeeze as much of the air out as you can. I'd consider double-bagging them too, or at least storing the Ziploc bags inside another plastic bag of some sort. DME is a real mess if it gets loose.

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I have used my vacuum saver successfully by using rolled bags and making them long enough that I can actually stand the bag up or place it lower than the unit. Initially I squezze most of the air out of the bag then run the unit on dry vacuum. I have a overflow trough in my unit that catches anything that gets into the unit, but I have not really experienced a problem to this point.

I just sealed up several bags of various sizes and it did a really nice job. Granted, you use up large amounts of the roll, but if you are careful, the bags can be re-sealed as you remove some of the DME.

The unit is really great for crushed or uncrushed grain storage and hops too.

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How about one of those air tight pet food containers...? Then you could weigh it up as needed.

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This is possibly a mistake, but i just keep it in the large bag it came in. I roll the top of the bag down tight and hold it shut with a clip.

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