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Old 05-04-2013, 10:35 AM   #11
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Between I and friends it should be gone within 6 months. Just don't have the time or space for AG right now. It was $160 for 55lbs. So $2.91 per lb didn't think that was too bad of a deal. I went ahead and used freezer bags 5lb and 1lb packages. Thanks for all the replies!


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Old 05-04-2013, 10:38 AM   #12
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Oh and I'm going to get a sealed bucket and put a peet gun safe dryer in it to keep moisture to a min.


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Old 05-04-2013, 10:44 AM   #13
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Between I and friends it should be gone within 6 months. Just don't have the time or space for AG right now. It was $160 for 55lbs. So $2.91 per lb didn't think that was too bad of a deal. I went ahead and used freezer bags 5lb and 1lb packages. Thanks for all the replies!
Great buy IMHO.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:58 PM   #14
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If it were me, no question:

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i use a snorkel vac and package them in 1 2 and 5 lb packs. they are better than the foodsaver and seal any bag. just google snorkel vac sealer they are about 100.00 but on the site they give bag deals too.

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Old 05-08-2013, 10:46 PM   #16
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I just keep it in the original thick paper bag, sealed inside a pretty much airtight pet food container down in the basement. I go in there once every couple weeks on brew day for 5-7 pounds, pulled out using a 1-quart pyrex cup, and close it back up quickly. 2-3 months and 8-10 batches later, I'm done w/the bag and order another one from LabelPeelers. Never had any problems with clumping in the bag at all -- the last five pounds out is as good as the first five.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:33 PM   #17
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Yeah, on a recent bulk buy , 50 lb of DME was about $92. The LHBS charges $4/lb. At that price I could do extract for a year. But I opted for all-grain.
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Definitely get a Foodsaver vacuum sealer, but I would do 1lb and 3lb bags. You'll need to work in an area with low humidity because DME is very hygroscopic.
Hygroscopic, a tendency to absorb moisture.
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:29 PM   #19
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I keep 25lbs in a 5gal bucket with a little headroom, you should be able to fit that in 2 buckets with good lids. Just pull it out as you need it, it works for me!
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I don't mean to hijack your post, but I was just thinking of getting DME in bulk earlier this week. Where did you buy it? I feel silly, but I can't seem to find it online.


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