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Old 04-13-2010, 04:22 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a good air tight storage solution for my grain.

What do people use to store there grain and still make it convenient to move and dispense?

A friend uses 5 gallon buckets, but these only hold around 20 lbs of 2-row. It would be nice to have something that at least hold 27.5 lbs (half a 55 lb bag). Also would be nice to have stack-able smaller sizes when grain gets below 15 lbs.

 
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Old 04-13-2010, 04:34 PM   #2
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Look at Vittle Vaults or other similar pet food containers.

 
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Old 04-13-2010, 05:15 PM   #3
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I use homer buckets from home depot and 9-gallon HDPE drums I got for $9 apiece from a plastic recycler locally.

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The drums are #2 HDPE, have UN markings that allow them for use in containing anything in the world that is SOLID. (not rated for liquid, but I guess they could be used for fermenters if you wanted) The lids screw on airtight and have gaskets in them. I fit 2/3 of a sack in the drum, the other 1/3 in a Homer bucket ($3.00 apiece) And I picked up a nice big aluminum scoop to scoop out what I need into my container on the scales.
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Old 04-13-2010, 05:38 PM   #4
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A friend uses 5 gallon buckets, but these only hold around 20 lbs of 2-row. It would be nice to have something that at least hold 27.5 lbs (half a 55 lb bag). Also would be nice to have stack-able smaller sizes when grain gets below 15 lbs.
I was able to split a 55 lb sack into two grey buckets from Lowes. It's very tight, but I got it to fit. You can't just just dump it in, you have to stop occasionally to settle the grain.
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Old 04-13-2010, 05:40 PM   #5
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These look like a nice option.

 
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Old 04-13-2010, 10:11 PM   #6
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This is my set up; I really like the vittle vaults

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Old 04-14-2010, 12:49 AM   #7
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You dont really need this bucket, If your grain are not grind, no use to seal them. U can keep then in the plastic bag as they come, if bought in 25 kg then just close the bag as good as you can

 
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:57 AM   #8
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The 50 (or 55#) bags I get my grain in are not air tight. The bags are sewn. Many of the bags come from overseas. Perhaps airtight for unmilled grains is unnecessary?
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:34 AM   #9
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Been using the 35 gallon trashcans from ACE for 4 years now. They work great for those of us who keep a few hundred lbs of base malt on hand at all times
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Old 04-14-2010, 02:08 AM   #10
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I started using the galvanized trash cans ...does not hold all 55#... keeps the critters out for sure ..
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