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McCall St. Brewer 04-19-2007 05:45 PM

Transporting grain
 
The guy at my LBHS wants me to bring my own container when I buy grain from him.

How big a container do I need for about 12 lbs. of grain?

Do I need a "food grade" container, or can I just use any old bucket as long as it's clean?

Bobby_M 04-19-2007 05:53 PM

Ask him for a discount since you're providing your own packaging. A 5 gallon bucket would work and I don't really think it needs to be food grade. However, a lot of buckets are HDPE anyway.

olllllo 04-19-2007 06:11 PM

Paper bag is what I've been using.
Flame on!

2nd Street Brewery 04-19-2007 06:20 PM

I use a plastic Rubbermaid container. I think it holds about 2 or 3 gals

the_bird 04-19-2007 07:08 PM

He's too cheap to spring for plastic bags? :confused:

Any of these suggestions would work, it seems. Sanitation isn't critical, everything will ultimately be boiled, you just need some kind of clean, dry vessel.

Drunkensatyr 04-19-2007 07:16 PM

Paper Grocery bag, NON scented plastic trash bag, 5 gal bucket..... I usually bring my own bucket just because it is easier and throws less dust than using the brown paper bags at the LHBS.

ColoradoXJ13 04-19-2007 07:48 PM

I just bring one of my buckets, or he charges me $3 for a used bucket. That would be a lot of plastic bags for 13# of grains.

Cookiebaggs 04-19-2007 08:25 PM

I bring in a 5 gallon bucket with a lid. He can crush the grain directly into it.

McCall St. Brewer 04-19-2007 09:56 PM

I thought about bringing my bottling bucket, but then wouldn't the spiggot get clogged up with grain?

olllllo 04-19-2007 10:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by McCall St. Brewer
I thought about bringing my bottling bucket, but then wouldn't the spiggot get clogged up with grain?

Remove it and use painters tape on the outside to cover the hole.


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