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Old 11-19-2010, 06:27 AM   #1
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What do you guys use to store bulk grain?? I'm looking into maybe doing some bulk storage of stuff like 2-row and wheat. Any others you'd recommend keeping on hand at all times? Also any ideas of places to get cheap storage material for grain?

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Old 11-19-2010, 06:31 AM   #2
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I found some 15 gallon food grade buckets on craigslist for about 12 bucks. They held soft drink syrup in them at one point apparently. Think these would be fine for storing grain? Also I have no idea how big a 50lb bag of grain is... would 1 15 gallon barrel per bag be enough?

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Old 11-19-2010, 11:38 AM   #3
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I put mine in buckets from Lowes/HD.

2 5-gallon buckets will fit 1 sack, and they're about $3.50 with a lid.

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Old 11-19-2010, 12:18 PM   #4
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Buckets with lids work, a 15 gallon bucket would store a 55lb sack plus about 25 more lbs. I use 13 gallon drums with a sealing lid.

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I put mine in buckets from Lowes/HD.

2 5-gallon buckets will fit 1 sack, and they're about $3.50 with a lid.
+1 I use the 5 gallon buckets as well. However I find that it takes just slightly more then 2 buckets per sack. Especially for the larger 55 lb European sacks.
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I have mine in air tight pet food containers from Tractor Supply. I bought the 80lb container (holds 80# doesn't weigh 80#). Comes with caster wheels too in case you need to move it around.

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Buckets with lids work, a 15 gallon bucket would store a 55lb sack plus about 25 more lbs. I use 13 gallon drums with a sealing lid.
i have 6 18 gal rubber maid tots (all full) and i don't think i am getting 25 pounds more in there. there is room but not much

i used to use the 5 gal homer buckets. it took about 2 and 3/4 buckets for 55 lb of grain
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Old 11-19-2010, 01:39 PM   #8
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I have been using pet food containers for about a year that I picked up from Sam's Club for $20. They have o-ringed lids and wheels. They hold at or very close to 100 lbs of grain. In the photos there is about 45 lbs. of grain in each.



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Old 11-19-2010, 01:49 PM   #9
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lol... Why didn't I think of the pet food container. I use that exact same one for my dog food.

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Home Depot has lids with rubber gaskets for their buckets. 2 buckets hold a sack of grain and stack nicely. I believe I paid less than 10 bucks for 2 buckets and lids.

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