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Old 09-13-2010, 02:00 PM   #1
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Well ……… I used to hate to see the Summer Sailing & Drinking Season come to an end. I hated Winter. Now it’s our Burning Firewood & Brewing so we can drink it next Sailing & Drinking Season … Season!! Ok .. we do drink a few of them while we are burning and brewing. We are going to buy bulk this year for both grains & hops. Questions about grain storage keep creeping in. What do you guys use to store your bulk grains in?

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Old 09-13-2010, 02:45 PM   #2
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I bought a big plastic storage bin and just put my two 50 lb bags in there and scrunched the tops down so I could close the lid.
I have heard others say they bought plastic garbage cans with lids, and one of my friends bought these plastic bins designed for dog food. (new, of course)

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I use these I get at walmart (comes with wheels). I get the 50 lbs version for 20 bucks and it is airtight.
Right now I have two of em - one for Marris Otter and one for basic 2-row.

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The Home Depot "Homer" buckets have worked well for me. Two will hold between 50 and 60 lbs of grain, depending on the type. No problems with weevils so far, even in hot and humid north central Florida.

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Old 09-13-2010, 02:53 PM   #5
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I just keep my unmilled 2-row in the sack that it came in with the top rolled closed. I go through a 55lbs sack in about 4 months, and it doesn't go bad in that time.

I keep my specialy grains in vacuum sealed bags in the freezer.

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I bought the 50 lb Vittles Vault, which has a screw-on lid with rubberseal. Fits one sack of grain perfectly.

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I use the Vittle vaults and these Iris pet food containers. The 30 quart holds a 55# bag and they have smaller ones that hold a 10# bag of grain.
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I bought the 50 lb Vittles Vault, which has a screw-on lid with rubberseal. Fits one sack of grain perfectly.
+1 and they are stackable to reduce footprint in the brewery.
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The Home Depot "Homer" buckets have worked well for me. Two will hold between 50 and 60 lbs of grain, depending on the type. No problems with weevils so far, even in hot and humid north central Florida.
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I had about 30 of these buckets full before I left to come overseas. They seal up great and stack with minimal strength to get them down off of each other. Plus they are cheap. I also put in bay leaves to keep the critters at bay. Lasted years in there. I don't know if I would recommend storing them for years though.
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Walker----Why do you keep the specialty grains in the freezer but not your regular grains?

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