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Old 01-22-2008, 05:28 PM   #1
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Default Grain storage container size

I just went in on my first bulk grain buy and was wondering if anyone knew how many quarts or gallons container I would need to store the entire contents of a 55lb bag of grain? I am wondering if it would be easy/cheaper to split the bag into two separate containers if I cant find one big enough to store 55lbs. Feel free to post pictures of how you store your grain.


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About 10 gallons
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I know from his website that Jamil uses 30 gallon plastic trash cans for his...
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What do you guys who do store grain, do about insect control?
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I use a aluminum trash can with a thick outdoor trash bag lining it. Then I set my entire 55# sack into the can+liner, tie the bag loosely, put the lid on, then put a concrete brick on top of the lid.



Got the Al trash can from my local Menards (Home Depot without the incessant orange color) for under 20 bucks.

I thought about plastic, but we have mice, and they'll eventually chew it, I"m sure. They chew everything else.
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I have access to a lot of old 5 gallon plastic water jugs. I dry them out good, and they work great.
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I use plastic trash cans and place the entire bag or bags of malt in them. They are kept in my garage, cool and dry. I have not had a problem with insects or rodents and I have been doing this for about 6 years.

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The only real insect pest to concern yourself with is the cereal moth. Take some bay leaves and some dried rosemary, fold it up inside a paper towel, and tape the towel up into the lid over the grain.

The aroma from the herbs should deter the moth from even entering the container.
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What do you guys who do store grain, do about insect control?
I have access to free plastic bags that will hold 2 pounds.
I just vacuum seal them when I open a new sack.


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