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Old 04-19-2007, 06:45 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 04-19-2007, 06:53 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 04-19-2007, 07:11 PM   #3
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Paper bag is what I've been using.
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Old 04-19-2007, 07:20 PM   #4
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I use a plastic Rubbermaid container. I think it holds about 2 or 3 gals

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He's too cheap to spring for plastic bags?

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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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