Show us your grain storage system - Page 6 - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Show us your grain storage system

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-30-2012, 05:43 PM   #51
Huaco
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Huaco's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
Just south of Cow Town, Tx
Posts: 1,376
Liked 142 Times on 89 Posts


Greener grass, boys... Greener grass.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 08:11 AM   #52
mistercameron
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
SD, Ca
Posts: 390
Liked 16 Times on 11 Posts


I keep my grains in buckets in a closet. That's probably the most temp stable place in the house. I'd keep them in the garage but it can be well over 100-110 in there during the summer. At least inside we have the benefit of ventilation (but no AC)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 09:22 PM   #53
zmad2000
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
Rurtherford, New Jersey
Posts: 160
Liked 5 Times on 3 Posts


Just out of curiosity has anybody thought of putting the grain sacks in a garbage bag with some moisture absorbers???

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 07:37 PM   #54
LouBrew13
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
Posts: 364
Liked 21 Times on 17 Posts


Lookin to buy bulk. I'll probably use home depot buckets. How much do they hold? Neat and tidy keeps swmbo happy.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 07:58 PM   #55
barrooze
 
barrooze's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Pearland, TX
Posts: 2,438
Liked 124 Times on 102 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by LouBrew13 View Post
Lookin to buy bulk. I'll probably use home depot buckets. How much do they hold? Neat and tidy keeps swmbo happy.
1 Homer bucket will hold about 25# of typical grain (2-row, pilsner, munich, etc.). I was able to get 27.5# of wheat in 1 bucket with some room to spare. Huskless grain will take up less space. FYI, if you are looking for Gamma lids, I found them at my local HD next to the orange Homer lids. I personally had no idea HD carried them.
__________________
Kegged: BOSON on Rhubarb, Dry-Hopped Sour Brown (ECY01), DIPA, Funky Belgian Table Beer, Breakfast Stout Primary: CYBI Obsidian Stout clone, Citra Dust APA, Hop Dust APA Souring: None On Deck: Oktoberfest-ish Lager On the Horizon: Epic Pale ale clone, Atrial Rubicite clone (ECY20) Updated: 2016/04/09
Untappd: barrooze

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 08:02 PM   #56
Berniep
Recipes 
 
Jun 2010
Greensburg IN
Posts: 162
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts


I found a small bakery that gets some kind of mix in buckets that are about 4 gallons in size and they sell them for 2 bucks a piece with lids. They smell very faintly of vanilla.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 08:05 PM   #57
barrooze
 
barrooze's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Pearland, TX
Posts: 2,438
Liked 124 Times on 102 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Berniep View Post
I found a small bakery that gets some kind of mix in buckets that are about 4 gallons in size and they sell them for 2 bucks a piece with lids. They smell very faintly of vanilla.
My local Kroger (my grocery store) has a bakery and they have lots of empty frosting buckets that are about 3gallons. They are happy to give me as many as I need for free. They're great for specialty malts where you might not get a full 55# sack.
__________________
Kegged: BOSON on Rhubarb, Dry-Hopped Sour Brown (ECY01), DIPA, Funky Belgian Table Beer, Breakfast Stout Primary: CYBI Obsidian Stout clone, Citra Dust APA, Hop Dust APA Souring: None On Deck: Oktoberfest-ish Lager On the Horizon: Epic Pale ale clone, Atrial Rubicite clone (ECY20) Updated: 2016/04/09
Untappd: barrooze

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2015, 12:26 AM   #58
kegtoe
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
kegtoe's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2009
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,200
Liked 18 Times on 17 Posts


Bump!

Let's see some more of those homer buckets, dog food containers, storage racks, organized closets for you bulk grain or specialty additions!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2015, 02:39 AM   #59
danimalt
Recipes 
 
Aug 2012
Riverside, CA
Posts: 53
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts


Gamma lids from Home Depot or Lowes.
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	240
Size:	181.8 KB
ID:	272550

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2015, 03:16 AM   #60
Slow_Day
 
Slow_Day's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2012
Temple, TX
Posts: 184
Liked 43 Times on 34 Posts


Coffee containers work well for specialty grains, but I do have to let them sit with some crushed charcoal and baking soda for a while to remove the coffee aroma. This room is normally dark, so I don't worry about the clear containers.
Name:  ImageUploadedByHome Brew1429586046.942140.jpg
Views: 200
Size:  117.6 KB

TennBrewer Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Motorized Grain Mills: Time to show them off! SAMPLER DIY Projects 719 08-25-2016 08:18 PM
show us your motorized grain mill kegtoe DIY Projects 15 01-18-2016 03:45 AM
Hoppo's Rustic Motorized Grain Mill Cabinet and Grain Storage Bin Hoppopotomus DIY Projects 148 02-07-2013 09:30 PM
Show me your Carboy Storage smithat DIY Projects 8 11-16-2010 12:33 AM
Grain mill and bulk grain or kegging system? RayInUT Equipment/Sanitation 55 04-14-2010 03:13 PM


Forum Jump