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Old 07-31-2012, 04:57 PM   #1
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A question for those of you who buy your grain in large amounts what do you use to store it in?


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Old 07-31-2012, 05:09 PM   #2
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I can think of two options:

1. Store it in kitty little box. Filter out cat poop and urine prior to using. Rise well.

2. A bucket with lid.

Your choice. #1 increases risk of infection, but provides for a more aromatic and flavorful beer.


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Old 07-31-2012, 05:15 PM   #3
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5 gallon buckets with Gamma Seal lids!
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:24 PM   #4
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>>5 gallon buckets with Gamma Seal lids!

Why Gamma seal lids, as opposed to the regular lid with a rubber seal (at Home Depot)?
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I use homer buckets with cheap-o lids.
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:32 PM   #6
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>>5 gallon buckets with Gamma Seal lids!

Why Gamma seal lids, as opposed to the regular lid with a rubber seal (at Home Depot)?
They seal better and are easier to get on an off.
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Do a search for "Grain Storage" and you'll find numerous threads with a lot of input on the various methods people are using.

+1 for buckets with gamma lids. The gamma lids make it easy to get in and out of the bucket. It isn't as easy to put on and take off regular lids.
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>>5 gallon buckets with Gamma Seal lids!

Why Gamma seal lids, as opposed to the regular lid with a rubber seal (at Home Depot)?
The regular Homer lid and the one on my fermenting bucket also are a PITA to get on and off. The Gamma Seal is a screw on/off - very easy!

They do cost more but well worth it to me.
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I use food grade white plastic buckets from the paint department. Their 5 gallon bucket holds just under 25 lbs and costs less than $4 with a lid.
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I use food grade white plastic buckets from the paint department. Their 5 gallon bucket holds just under 25 lbs and costs less than $4 with a lid.
This. Lowe's, in particular.


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