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brewyourown4life 03-22-2012 06:37 PM

Bulk grain storage
just wondering what people use to store there grains. going to start buying base malts in #50 bags

iijakii 03-22-2012 06:46 PM

Basically anything that seals. Home Depot buckets with the gasketed lid. Store it somewhere cool and dry.

OG2620 03-22-2012 06:51 PM

Food grade buckets with air tight Gamma lids in a cool basement. I get 30# per bucket or thereabouts.

gcdowd 03-22-2012 07:04 PM

Would those plastic storage totes work? They are certainly larger but probably don't seal as well.

Demon 03-22-2012 07:15 PM

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Home Depot buckets

KitB 03-22-2012 08:30 PM

Hopper bins, lined with XXL Ziplocks:


Face Eater 03-22-2012 08:51 PM

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I have been using dog food containers for a while now and they do the job. They are a bit pricy but I just bought the large ones (forget what size they are) and they will hold a sack of grain and a bit more in them. I leave my grain in the sack inside of them. If I were to do it again I would probably use buckets like others have posted for a more cost effective stackable method.

logdrum 03-22-2012 09:07 PM

Home depot also sells charcoal bins similar to the pet food bin. I leave the grain (or flour, or birdseed) in the original sack, about $12

passedpawn 03-22-2012 09:12 PM

What part of your house or apt are you going to keep these containers?

How do you store small quantities of grain now (i.e., 5#)?

kapbrew13 03-22-2012 09:14 PM

Try this. Read this not too long ago.

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