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Storing Bulk Grain
« on: December 13, 2011, 06:39:59 AM »
Just bought my first 50# sack of 2-Row which is unfortunately still in my boiler room untouched.  I plan to open it this week to make a Steam Beer.  Can you guys recommend a good sealing vessel?  What size is optimal?  I looked at Big Lots and all of their containers were not air tight.  Thanks!

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Re: Storing Bulk Grain
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2011, 06:50:37 AM »
I use the Gamma Vittles Vaults
http://www.petco.com/product/5867/Gamma-Vittles-Vault.aspx?CoreCat=MM_DogSupplies_FoodStorage

You can fit a bag of grain in this size and they are airtight.
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Re: Storing Bulk Grain
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2011, 06:51:28 AM »
A year ago I bought a 50lb Vittles Vault.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002DJOOI/ref=oh_o00_s01_i00_details
It holds a 55# sack of malt and I've had no problems with it.

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Re: Storing Bulk Grain
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2011, 06:56:04 AM »
I use Vittle Vaults

http://www.amazon.com/Vittles-Vault-STACKable-40-Stackable/dp/B0002H3S5K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323784260&sr=8-1


Sweet guys!  I have a Petco right around the corner.  Will pick one up today.  Gotta love the forum.....
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Re: Storing Bulk Grain
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2011, 07:27:08 AM »
If you'll wait until right after Christmas, major stores like Target will have great sales on storage bins. It's always when I buy stuff like this. Many times it's 1/2 off.

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Re: Storing Bulk Grain
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2011, 07:29:57 AM »
If you'll wait until right after Christmas, major stores like Target will have great sales on storage bins. It's always when I buy stuff like this. Many times it's 1/2 off.

Good point, Bo.  I'll put a reminder in to check that out after the holidays so I can buy more in bulk! 

I ordered one from Amazon for $31.  It should be here next week and I really want to brew this week so had to buy one......
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Re: Storing Bulk Grain
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2011, 07:42:36 AM »
If you'll wait until right after Christmas, major stores like Target will have great sales on storage bins. It's always when I buy stuff like this. Many times it's 1/2 off.

Good point, Bo.  I'll put a reminder in to check that out after the holidays so I can buy more in bulk! 

I ordered one from Amazon for $31.  It should be here next week and I really want to brew this week so had to buy one......

I should clarify that I was referring to Rubbermaid or similar type bins. I'm not sure about the Vittles bins, but I do know that I once looked at them and the online price was pretty good with the free shipping they offered at the time.

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Re: Storing Bulk Grain
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2011, 08:33:12 AM »
I store my uncrushed grain in a rubbermaid and have yet to find a mouse in the mix.
That said, unless you are in an extreme environment, would not the grain keep
quite a long time in a plain ole inexpensive tote.....I suppose grain weevils would
be a deterrant to the tote method but until I get that problem I am staying the course.
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Re: Storing Bulk Grain
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2011, 09:00:24 AM »
I just picked up four of these. Great price!  These bins are what Midwest Supplies uses in its grain room.

http://www.fleetfarm.com/catalog/product_detail/housewares/household-goods/storage-containers/suncast-storage-trends-stacking-bin
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Re: Storing Bulk Grain
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2011, 09:01:31 AM »
Some of the guys in my brew club actually use the vittles vault to ferment in. they say the largest size one is great for 5 gallon batches as it has lots of headroom. You can drill the lid for an airlock but it screws on and is airtight unlike a bucket.
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Re: Storing Bulk Grain
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2011, 09:12:28 AM »
I stored mine in a couple of lowes plastic 5 gallon buckets with lids. $5 each.
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Re: Storing Bulk Grain
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2011, 09:16:30 AM »
I stored mine in a couple of lowes plastic 5 gallon buckets with lids. $5 each.
Home Depot buckets for me. And the lids they sell have rubber gaskets. 2 buckets will hold one sack of grain. Cheap and stackable.
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Re: Storing Bulk Grain
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2011, 09:17:04 AM »
I stored mine in a couple of lowes plastic 5 gallon buckets with lids. $5 each.

No problems with it being airtight?  I like economical.....
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Re: Storing Bulk Grain
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2011, 10:08:21 AM »
I put opened bags into Rubbermaid storage bins.  I've had grain keep in good condition for a couple years like that.
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