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Old 07-06-2013, 01:30 PM   #1
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ok so i am thinking about the next venture of my brewing is buying grain in bulk and crushing myself. the wife asks me where i plan on storing the grain before i use it all. does it need to be stored in fridge? i live in FL where humidity is a huge problem. i am afraid if it isn't stored properly then i might get bugs in it or mold from the humidity. how do you all store your grain? thanks for the help ahead of time.

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I'm not in Florida, so can't say what your tropical weather would do. In the midwest, I buy by the bag and pour it in a pet food container with a gasketed lid. Each container holds about a half of a bag of grain. I store the containers on a shelf in the garage, where I grind my grain, away from my fermentation and storage area in the basement.

The container I use is this one http://www.amazon.com/Pureness-25-Po...food+container

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I store my grain in the orange homer paint buckets from Home Depot. They havea airtight lid and I keep the buckets stacked up in the basement. I never measured it but I think they hold just over 20 lbs of grain each so I have several. Unopened 50# bags sit in an old cooler that I no longer use. I think incrushedx grain is more resilient than I previously brlieved

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Airtight & the cooler the better. The grains will be good for quite a long time under the right conditions.

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ok thanks for the input everyone. seems like the common thing here is to seal it from the air. i guess as long as i keep it in the house and away from the humidity as much as possible i will be good.

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Sealed containers work well the secret I have found is not to keep base malts too long (1 year at the most) crystal and roasted malt seem to last the longest. I buy 6-8 bags of base malts twice a year only had weevils in some pale ale malt which became a batch of "Lesser of to weevils APA"

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