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Offline Bitter Alchemist

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Re: Container for Holding Grain
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2017, 12:52:56 AM »
Another vote for Vittle Vaults.

Me too--I have 2 and they are terrific.

I use the Vittle Vaults as well... they work great.

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Re: Container for Holding Grain
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2017, 04:09:52 AM »
$40 airtight holds 3 sacks. Homedepot Roughneck 45 Gal. Black Wheeled Trash Can with Lid plus Armacell
2 in. x 30 ft. R-1 Foam Insulation Tape (cut to line the interior of the lid seal).

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Re: Container for Holding Grain
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2017, 05:46:33 PM »
Wow three sacks in one container...I brew a fair amount of 10 gallon batches, but I would be concerned storing 3 sacks of grain in one container.  You must brew a lot of beer!
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Re: Container for Holding Grain
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2017, 06:39:19 PM »
Wow three sacks in one container...I brew a fair amount of 10 gallon batches, but I would be concerned storing 3 sacks of grain in one container.  You must brew a lot of beer!

I brew 10 gallon batches as well. That container is typically holding 3-5 partial sacks of different base grains. All of my various small bags of specialty grains are kept in the rolling pet food storage containers.

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Re: Container for Holding Grain
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2017, 07:36:56 PM »
I gotcha - you keep the grains in the sacks and store the sacks in the container - I do that with smaller bags of specialty grains in a gamma seal bucket, but I never thought of storing larger sacks that way in a big container like a garbage can - great idea and reasonable cost alternative!  My large vittle vaults are a bit pricey, but they hold a full sack (which I just open and pour in then screw on the lid for an airtight seal).  I typically have 4 grains on hand in large volume (still only a sack or less): Weyermann's FM Pilsner and German Pale, Maris Otter (by varying maltsters, depending on the LHBS selection when I run out) and Vienna (often just 2 or 3 small sacks of 10 pounds each). 
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Re: Container for Holding Grain
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2017, 11:49:43 PM »
Big plastic box from Wally's or wherever you cheapest box store is.  Keeping it in the bag, though.

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Re: Container for Holding Grain
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2017, 12:41:09 AM »
Yeah, I'm right there with you.  I have a big rubbermaid tub and leave the sacks in it.  The sack deals with the environment and the tub deals with the critters.  Seems to have worked so far. 
Risk of failure should be no deterrent to trying.