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Old 08-23-2012, 02:32 AM   #1
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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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What do you folks use to store your bulk grain? I have seen some pretty nice food safe rubbermade containers that are air tight but they are like 200-300$.

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Old 08-23-2012, 03:17 AM   #2
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Search for vittles vault or air tight pet food containers. You can also get gamma lids for standard 5 gal buckets.

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Old 08-23-2012, 03:23 AM   #3
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+1 for 5-gallon pails with Gamma Lids

Each holds about 20-25 lbs of grain. Research Gamma lids if you aren't sure what they are. They seal air-tight and easily screw on or off!

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Old 08-24-2012, 01:56 AM   #4
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I use 5 gallon buckets that have a large rubber O-ring seal in the lid. I got them at tractor supply store.
They seem to work great and we pretty cheap.
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:14 AM   #5
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Gamma lids plus $5 buckets from Lowe's.
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:32 AM   #6
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Five-gallon buckets with gamma lids. Easy to open and close; they're airtight, and two will hold 50 lbs of grain, making them easier to handle than one container with the whole sack of grain (I buy in bulk).

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Old 08-24-2012, 03:36 AM   #7
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5 gallon buckets from a local dairy for $1.50 each. And Gamma Lids about $7 from Home Depot.

I have heard of people getting free buckets from grocery stores that had icing in them and Chinese restaurants that had soy sauce.

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Old 08-24-2012, 03:45 AM   #8
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3.5 gallon icing buckets from my local Giant grocery store, free. Some bakeries will sell theirs for $1 a bucket.

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Old 08-24-2012, 04:25 AM   #9
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I got a rolling hard plastic container from... ugh... the Container Store. It's designed for pet food. Works real well. I really do like having the wheels, as I roll it from the closet to the kitchen -- makes a difference when full of 50lbs of barley!

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Old 08-24-2012, 04:28 AM   #10
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I just bought new fermenting buckets. My old ones got repurposed for grain storage. Bought gamma lids and they work great.
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