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Old 03-22-2012, 07:37 PM   #1
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just wondering what people use to store there grains. going to start buying base malts in #50 bags

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Old 03-22-2012, 07:46 PM   #2
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Basically anything that seals. Home Depot buckets with the gasketed lid. Store it somewhere cool and dry.

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Old 03-22-2012, 07:51 PM   #3
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Food grade buckets with air tight Gamma lids in a cool basement. I get 30# per bucket or thereabouts.

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Old 03-22-2012, 08:04 PM   #4
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Would those plastic storage totes work? They are certainly larger but probably don't seal as well.

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Old 03-22-2012, 09:30 PM   #6
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Hopper bins, lined with XXL Ziplocks:

http://www.homedepot.com/Storage-Org...&storeId=10051

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Old 03-22-2012, 09:51 PM   #7
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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.

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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

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Old 03-22-2012, 10:12 PM   #9
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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#)?

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Try this. Read this not too long ago.
http://www.homebrewfinds.com/2012/03...um=twitter&m=1

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