Author Topic: Can I store multiple bags of different grains in the same bin?  (Read 455 times)

Offline Brewtweak

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I was going through my malt stores tonight weighing bags of grain and had a thought. Whenever I open one of my grain buckets, I get an explosion of grain aroma.  Will storing multiple types of grains in the same bin or bucket cause some grains to take on the aromatics of other grains? I feel like this is a really dumb question, but I was curious being a newer brewer. I do store all my grains in bags, mostly Ziploc and they are all un-milled. I just don't want my munich 10 to suddenly start tasting like pilsner or C-80. I tried a search on the topic but most all I got was storage tips.

Any ideas?

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« Last Edit: March 19, 2014, 06:00:00 PM by swlusk »
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Re: Can I store multiple bags of different grains in the same bin?
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2014, 06:52:19 PM »
All of my grains are in individual ziplocks or twist-tied plastic bags, then contained in a large rubbermaid storage container.  No problem. 

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Re: Can I store multiple bags of different grains in the same bin?
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2014, 06:55:04 PM »
I store everything together. Separate bags of course. But same big can.


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Re: Can I store multiple bags of different grains in the same bin?
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2014, 07:28:13 PM »
Yes. Yes you can.

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Re: Can I store multiple bags of different grains in the same bin?
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2014, 02:31:49 AM »
Very good. After going through my 20 some odd bags of grains, I think I'm going to have to finally break down and get a copy of beersmith or some form of inventory tracking software. It's somewhat of a pain dragging out all my grain everything I want to brew to see if I have enough on hand. ;)
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Re: Can I store multiple bags of different grains in the same bin?
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2014, 07:06:20 AM »
i put some most grains in the large plastic jars that pretzles  come in. some of them are big and i can put small bags of specialty grains in plastic closed bags inside the same jar.
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