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Offline mmuniz276

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Storage of Grain
« on: August 12, 2014, 12:27:57 PM »
What type of storage bins do you guys us to store your grains? are any of the rubbermaid cereal containers good?

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Re: Storage of Grain
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2014, 12:31:12 PM »
I use 1 quart or .5 gallon mason jars for small amounts and 5-7 gallon buckets for large amounts.
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Re: Storage of Grain
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2014, 12:59:16 PM »
I use the Rubbermaid cereal containers for my specialty grains and vittle vaults for my base malts.  both work great.
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Re: Storage of Grain
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2014, 01:00:11 PM »
I keep mine in the sacks with the tops rolled closed. They sit in a dark hallway closet. Specialty grains and whatnot, are in the bags they came in, in storage bins in the same closet.
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Re: Storage of Grain
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2014, 01:00:35 PM »
I use these for my 50 lb sacks
http://www.petco.com/product/9799/Gamma-Vittles-Vault-Stackables.aspx?CoreCat=OnSiteSearch
and for my speacial grains I use the rectangular ziplock containers.

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Re: Storage of Grain
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2014, 01:07:28 PM »
I keep mine in the sacks with the tops rolled closed. They sit in a dark hallway closet. Specialty grains and whatnot, are in the bags they came in, in storage bins in the same closet.

I did this until I opened a nearly full sack of munich to find it crawling with cockroaches. now, they are sealed.
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Re: Storage of Grain
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2014, 01:09:38 PM »
I keep mine in the sacks with the tops rolled closed. They sit in a dark hallway closet. Specialty grains and whatnot, are in the bags they came in, in storage bins in the same closet.

I did this until I opened a nearly full sack of munich to find it crawling with cockroaches. now, they are sealed.

It was the mice that took over the house that sealed it for me.
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Re: Storage of Grain
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2014, 01:13:17 PM »
I keep mine in the sacks with the tops rolled closed. They sit in a dark hallway closet. Specialty grains and whatnot, are in the bags they came in, in storage bins in the same closet.

I did this until I opened a nearly full sack of munich to find it crawling with cockroaches. now, they are sealed.


Damn Davis cockroaches. Can't walk downtown at night without a crunch beneath your feet.

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Re: Storage of Grain
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2014, 01:35:03 PM »
I keep mine in the sacks with the tops rolled closed. They sit in a dark hallway closet. Specialty grains and whatnot, are in the bags they came in, in storage bins in the same closet.

I did this until I opened a nearly full sack of munich to find it crawling with cockroaches. now, they are sealed.

ugh. can't imagine it's a lot better in Texas though.

Damn Davis cockroaches. Can't walk downtown at night without a crunch beneath your feet.
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Re: Storage of Grain
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2014, 01:38:35 PM »
ugh. can't imagine it's a lot better in Texas though.


Not too many roaches here. Plus, who goes outside? Too hot.

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Re: Storage of Grain
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2014, 02:49:20 PM »
ugh. can't imagine it's a lot better in Texas though.


Not too many roaches here. Plus, who goes outside? Too hot.

There sure are in the RG Valley.  ;)
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Re: Storage of Grain
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2014, 03:20:10 PM »
Rubbermaid cereal container for specialty malts and Gamma lid buckets from walmart for base malts. No problems love them

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Re: Storage of Grain
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2014, 04:25:20 PM »
I keep bulk grain in the sack it came in. I put specialty grains in recycled spaghetti sauce jars.

A friend keeps his bulk grains in 5 gallon buckets from Lowes.
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Re: Storage of Grain
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2014, 05:19:01 PM »
thanks guys, i found rubbermaid cereal containers 3 for 14.99. goin with those

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Re: Storage of Grain
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2014, 06:33:48 PM »
If they don't seal really tight I use foam weather stripping to make it good