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Grain storage
« on: April 29, 2012, 01:12:37 PM »
I've been buying all my base grains by the bag for some time.  But, I now have an opportunity to partner with a local brewery to get much more than a bag at time, but for less than half what a bag costs me now. 

So, I wonder.  Grain in their original paper bag.  How long will it last and still be acceptable?  Use your imagination on how much I brew.  But, it's more than most. 



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Re: Grain storage
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 01:21:25 PM »
I've found that a couple years isn't a problem.
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Re: Grain storage
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012, 01:31:13 PM »
Thanks Denny.  That makes the decision very easy.  I was thinking 6 months max.

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Re: Grain storage
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2012, 01:38:24 PM »
I got a bag of crisp pale a month ago. It says best by april 2014

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Grain storage
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2012, 02:20:12 PM »
Thanks Denny.  That makes the decision very easy.  I was thinking 6 months max.

Look for big Rubbermaid plastic tubs on sale.  They're a great way to store opened bags.  I just stack unopened bags on metal shelving.


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Re: Grain storage
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2012, 02:21:40 PM »
I got a bag of crisp pale a month ago. It says best by april 2014

I'd say that there's even leeway beyond that date.  And a big +1 on the Rubbermaid tubs.  Fantastic for storing grain.
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Re: Grain storage
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2012, 02:36:26 PM »
I got a few 8 gallon airtight bins from the local agri store, made for dog food. They don't quite hold a 50lb sack, but I bet a 10 gallon bin would.

I got a sack of Weyermann malt that came in a plastic lined sack that seemed pretty airtight. You might be fine storing it for a long time unopened, and just use the bins for the opened sacks.
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Re: Grain storage
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2012, 03:02:40 PM »
i also split my bags in to other bags and stuff these in plastic pails.

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Re: Grain storage
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2012, 03:45:24 PM »
I put mine in plastic buckets.  When I am not using my fridge to ferment in, I place the grains inside the fridge to keep them away from any pests that may get in the garage.
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Re: Grain storage
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2012, 07:03:51 PM »
Thanks Denny.  That makes the decision very easy.  I was thinking 6 months max.

Look for big Rubbermaid plastic tubs on sale.  They're a great way to store opened bags.  I just stack unopened bags on metal shelving.


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I use Rubbermaid containers for storing all of my grain.  I can keep grain for up to a couple of years with good quality end results.
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Re: Grain storage
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2012, 07:08:14 PM »
I've been migrating from the plastic tubs to these:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002DJOOI/ref=oh_details_o01_s01_i00

They'll hold a 55lb sack no problem.
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Re: Grain storage
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2012, 07:13:41 PM »
I've been migrating from the plastic tubs to these:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002DJOOI/ref=oh_details_o01_s01_i00

They'll hold a 55lb sack no problem.

I've also been thinking about getting one of these. I like the idea of easy access.
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Re: Grain storage
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Re: Grain storage
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2012, 11:45:05 PM »
I've been migrating from the plastic tubs to these:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002DJOOI/ref=oh_details_o01_s01_i00

They'll hold a 55lb sack no problem.

I've also been thinking about getting one of these. I like the idea of easy access.
I've been contemplating these myself, both for grain storage and for fermentors. a guy in my club (Skylar here on the board) says he uses them to great effect.
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Re: Grain storage
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2012, 05:12:08 AM »
I use vittles containers, they hold 50lbs. Usplastics has them for about $19 if I remember correctly. I also use some of their other bins for my specialty grains.

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