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Old 11-11-2011, 08:52 PM   #31
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I pay 60 for a sack of grain... It sucks.

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Old 11-12-2011, 12:10 AM   #32
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Got in on my first group buy this summer. Grapped 2 55pounders of 2 row for $58 and a 90min roundtrip pickup. Keep your eyes on the group buy threads, they are well worth the effort. Cheers muggers!

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Old 11-12-2011, 02:03 AM   #33
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Finished my first sack today! Paid .95/lb which is not bad considering what extract used to cost. Need to get in on a group buy!

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Old 11-12-2011, 02:54 AM   #34
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I pay 60 for a sack of grain... It sucks.
You and me both, and probably from the same place.

I recently got my first sack, too- and the same malt. Brewed up an Arrogant Bastard clone (15 of the 55lbs gone in a few hours!) and am planning about 20 more pounds used soon. This, if it keeps, is the way to go! Kyle
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:34 PM   #35
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I've never seen such a colorful sack as yours. The sacks I buy are in a plain brown paper sack with black lettering (Great Western Malting) I pay $50 for 50#. I store mine in two Home Depot "Homer" buckets.
So 50 lbs fits into 2 buckets? Does anyone use anything different for airtight storage?
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:14 PM   #36
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So 50 lbs fits into 2 buckets? Does anyone use anything different for airtight storage?
Look at Vittles Vaults... you can usually find them at Petco or any other well stocked pet store. They are expensive, but very nice.
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:05 PM   #37
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Thanks. Yeah, I found some other threads and saw those mentioned a few times.

Appreciate the input!

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Old 11-22-2011, 05:05 AM   #38
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mmmm...sack porn....notice banjo included for reference length..... &>)
Once you go to sacks you'll never go back, first big 2 row sack (malteurop), and a nice fat sack of great western wheat malt....mmmmm
Malteurop is fantastic and is local to us here in MT so it is a win-win in Big Sky Country.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:11 AM   #39
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So 50 lbs fits into 2 buckets? Does anyone use anything different for airtight storage?
Nope. As long as the lid is lined with a gasket and air tight it is fine. I have both buckets and the vittle vaults and considering that I can get a bucket and lined lid for $5 from Tractor Supply or any other farm and ranch store versus paying $30+ for a vittle vault the decision is a no-brainer. I think that the seal on the bucket is much more secure than that on the vittle vault. I actually gave the vittle vaults to my wife to use for their intended use - pet food.

I do find that I need 2+ buckets for a 55lb bag of grain. The extra will fit into a ziplock.
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:04 AM   #40
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Any reason to not just re-seal the bag the grain came in? This Canada malting bag is plastic lined and can be sealed back airtight with a little twist and zip-tie action.

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