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Re: Storage of Grain
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2014, 11:39:09 AM »
Vittles vaults for base malt (2 row, Pilsner and MO) sacks and 5 lb or smaller Munich, Vienna & crystal and like malts in their original packaging- the kind of VV that have the spin on/off lids with Gamma seals and can hold a full sack; then Rubbermaid tub for bags of flaked grains and dark roast, rice hulls, etc...

I have heard of the metal trash cans used, also (for those place with sharp toothed critters) - I would definitely keep the grains in their original packaging with that set up!
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Re: Storage of Grain
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Re: Storage of Grain
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2014, 02:47:10 PM »
In the original sacks, spun closed, inside big Rubbermaid bins. Mice can and will chew right through the grain sacks. I don't like any headspace above the grain; I think it makes it go rancid faster. 

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Re: Storage of Grain
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2014, 05:12:27 PM »
I use the Vittle Vaults also.  I would like to figure out a way to flush them with CO2, though.
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Re: Storage of Grain
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2014, 06:41:17 PM »
I buy bulk 2-row and store it in two 5-gallon food-grade buckets with Gamma Seal Lids (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007KAY4S2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1).

I keep my specialty grains, malts and adjuncts in Better Homes and Gardens Square Flip-Tite Storage Container (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Better-Homes-and-Gardens-Square-Flip-Tite-Storage-Container/16332464) that hold 5 lbs of grain.
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Re: Storage of Grain
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2014, 06:44:41 PM »
I picked up one of these 50lb containers a couple yrs ago from Walmart to store my 2-row in.  Has a rubber gasket in the lid to help keep the lid nice and tight.  I now have another that stores MO.

Edit:  guess I should add the link: http://www.walmart.com/ip/10811477?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227000029136&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=40341910472&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=65350443434&veh=sem
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Re: Storage of Grain
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2014, 07:16:55 PM »
I use the Sterilite stacker totes from Walmart. 50lbs rice hulls in the 27 gal. 55lbs sacks go in the 19 gallons. 25lb flakes go in the 10 gal flats. Specialties go in the 7.5 gal and 4 gal. It's all modular and stackable, and they're fairly rugged.



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Re: Storage of Grain
« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2014, 06:24:08 AM »
^^^^
Very organized.  I like it.
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Re: Storage of Grain
« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2014, 06:52:10 AM »
I buy bulk 2-row and store it in two 5-gallon food-grade buckets with Gamma Seal Lids (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007KAY4S2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1).

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Re: Storage of Grain
« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2014, 08:11:27 PM »
I use the Sterilite stacker totes from Walmart. 50lbs rice hulls in the 27 gal. 55lbs sacks go in the 19 gallons. 25lb flakes go in the 10 gal flats. Specialties go in the 7.5 gal and 4 gal. It's all modular and stackable, and they're fairly rugged.]

*sigh*

Someday I'll have space to organize like this.  I'm still buying/grinding per-batch at the LHBS and getting 65% efficiency...

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Re: Storage of Grain
« Reply #25 on: September 26, 2014, 08:45:28 PM »


*sigh*

Someday I'll have space to organize like this.  I'm still buying/grinding per-batch at the LHBS and getting 65% efficiency...

Don't feel bad. I'm in the same boat. I'd be fine with 65%, even 60%, it's the consistency that makes me mad. This batch is 65%, last batch was 58%, two batches ago was 72%. This Sunday's batch? *shrug*

I'm getting a mill soon. I've read good stuff about the cereal killer. At $100 shipped I think I can't hold off any longer. I'm not too concerned about saving on bulk base grains, savings is only $0.15-0.20 per pound here in North Texas.

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Re: Storage of Grain
« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2014, 09:10:11 PM »


*sigh*

Someday I'll have space to organize like this.  I'm still buying/grinding per-batch at the LHBS and getting 65% efficiency...

Don't feel bad. I'm in the same boat. I'd be fine with 65%, even 60%, it's the consistency that makes me mad. This batch is 65%, last batch was 58%, two batches ago was 72%. This Sunday's batch? *shrug*

I'm getting a mill soon. I've read good stuff about the cereal killer. At $100 shipped I think I can't hold off any longer. I'm not too concerned about saving on bulk base grains, savings is only $0.15-0.20 per pound here in North Texas.
I do have to say that my third best investment behind a chest freezer for fermentation and a stir plate for yeast starters was a grain mill. I have a Barley Crusher, but to each his own.  Got my grist consistency dialed in and almost always hit 79-80% efficiency.

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Re: Storage of Grain
« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2014, 10:38:43 AM »
5 gallon food grade buckets from Lowe's with Gamma Seal lids, two can handle a 50 lb sack of base malt. Both Lowe's and Home Depot carry food grade buckets and Gamma lids cheaper than Amazon, surprisingly enough. All other malts vacuum sealed, same for my bulk hops.
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Re: Storage of Grain
« Reply #28 on: September 29, 2014, 12:07:05 PM »
5 gallon food grade buckets from Lowe's with Gamma Seal lids, two can handle a 50 lb sack of base malt. Both Lowe's and Home Depot carry food grade buckets and Gamma lids cheaper than Amazon, surprisingly enough. All other malts vacuum sealed, same for my bulk hops.
That's a nice tip. Five bucks a piece for 5 gallon food-grade buckets is a nice deal. It would make a nice primary for 3-gallon batches, too. Hmm...
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