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Old 02-13-2012, 11:10 PM   #1
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Default Any cool containers to store grain in?

I've been thinking of getting some large containers to store grain in so I don't constantly have to go to the brew store. Has anyone seen or heard of any cool idea's for storage? I was thinking wine barrels, but that has nothing to do with beer (not that it has to).

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Old 02-13-2012, 11:15 PM   #2
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Personally, I use the 5 gallon "Homer" buckets from Home Depot...2 of them will hold a 50 lb bag.

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Old 02-13-2012, 11:17 PM   #3
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I wouldn't store it over a year, especially through the summer here. If you are going to buy 50 lb bags I would put it in a good trash can like these:

http://www.homedepot.com/Kitchen-Cle...&storeId=10051

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Old 02-13-2012, 11:18 PM   #4
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Has no one seen any kind of creative storage though? Something interesting like a mini silo or something off the wall?

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Old 02-13-2012, 11:40 PM   #5
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Was just thinking and thought the metal milk containers might be cool.

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Old 02-14-2012, 12:07 AM   #6
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This is what I got. Love these things. Going forward, I think I'll go with the 6 gallon since I can't quite fit 50lb in 2 5 gallon buckets.

Item: IN MS C100 - 5-Gallon Bucket (No Lid)
Item: IN MS L701 - GAMMA SEALT Lid

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Old 02-14-2012, 12:22 AM   #7
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:26 AM   #8
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Love these - use a 13 gal version for fermenting 10 gal lager batches.
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I have a 3000 bushel steel bin to put my unmalted grain in. Alongside that is two 2500 bushel bins for other grains. Is that what you meant?

Oh by the way, I'm a small time farmer and those grains are meant to go to market.

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I'd use the buckets you get for free from grocery store bakeries. They have seals in the lids and for free you can't beat the price. The only drawback is that they are 3 gallon.

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