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Old 10-22-2005, 09:36 PM   #1
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A question to the group.
I have just bought a new Crankinstein mill, and will be buying grain in bulk.
I want to know what size container works best to store a 50# bag of grain, and keep it air tight. I also want to know what kind of container works best.
I understand it's best kept in an airtight container and kept cool and it should last up to a year. thanks for your input.

 
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Old 10-23-2005, 01:23 AM   #2
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How much of a hassle is it to get to a local homebrew shop?
If you have one close by you don't have to buy in bulk. I am lucky enough to have a couple of good shops close by and only buy enough grain for one batch at a time.
Having said that, on to your question.
A plastic trash can with a tight lid would work. You may want to line it with a food grade bag or plastc wrap of some kind.
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Old 10-23-2005, 01:25 AM   #3
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Dude, you're trying to use Comic Sans. No one should be using that POS font.
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Old 10-23-2005, 02:14 AM   #4
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I use that font a lot , sorry offended you, but then on the other hand I think you have over reacted.
I was asking for advise on brewing beer not type etiquette!!

 
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Old 10-23-2005, 02:32 AM   #5
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I use that font a lot , sorry offended you, but then on the other hand I think you have over reacted.
I was asking for advise on brewing beer not type etiquette!!
I'm the kind of person that tries to prevent my friends from going out wearing a brown belt and black shoes, so don't fret it if I'm just giving you style points. I'm jjust trying to help you from this point FORWARD. Comic Sans is a bad font to use.
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Old 10-23-2005, 02:54 PM   #6
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One or two six gallon food grade buckets with lids should be fine. The same type that is commonly used for fermenters.

 
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Old 10-26-2005, 11:49 AM   #7
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A 60 litre (15.85USG) bucket is the perfect size for a 25kg (near enough 50lb) sack of malt.


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Old 10-26-2005, 03:59 PM   #8
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If you want a really great way to store food, keep it dry, and keep it for ages... got to the pet store. You can typically buy food storage bins there, like horse food storage bins. Anyway, they store stuff VERY well. I have two, one small one for storing my cats' food, and a large one that I tend to keep full with two bags of rice, that way I always have rice on hand.

They are relatively square shaped around the sides, with cut corners to take the edge off, and lids that seal air tight. They'll store better than any bucket and stack incredibly well. Their lids are fairly large and have a good-sized gasket on them that will make quite an impressive seal.

 
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Old 10-26-2005, 04:02 PM   #9
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http://www.petsmart.com/global/produ...=1130341568657

There is a link to what I am talking about. No better food storage container to be found anywhere, not for anywhere near close to the price.

I mean I could imagine some sort of pressurized keg inside of another one just to ensure that there was a layer of co2 all the way around the first keg, but that would just get ridiculous and expensive. <smiles>

 
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Old 10-26-2005, 04:18 PM   #10
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You can get vacum storage containers where you pump the air out to help freshness but I don't think you'd need that.
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